48 in 11 countries
At least 48 settlements in 11 different countries are known as ‘Brighton’, together with numerous variations such as ‘New Brighton’, ‘Brighton Beach’, ‘Brighton Hills’, ‘Brightons’, etc.
In the United Kingdom, the hamlet of Brighton lies south-east of Newquay in Cornwall, while a Brighton farm stands one mile south of Hartington in Derbyshire, and another lies to the south-west of Cupar in Fife.
The largest Brighton other than our own is situated six miles south of Melbourne, Australia, on the eastern side of Port Philip Bay, and has a population of about 40,000.
Settlements are to be found in the following countries:
i) Australia (4 instances): near Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart and Melbourne;
ii) Barbados (1);
iii) Canada (4): in New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Ontario provinces;
iv) Guyana (1): east-south-east of Georgetown;
v) Jamaica (2): both south of Montego Bay;
vi) New Zealand (2): west-south-west of Dunedin, and north of Greymouth (but now known as Tiromoana);
vii) St Kitts (1);
viii) South Africa (2): near Cape Town, and in the Orange Free State;
ix) Trinidad (1): forty miles south-south-west of Port of Spain;
x) United States of America (27): in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York (2), Ohio (2), Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.