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Brighton Adams Co., CO 80601

Population: 14,203 - Elevation: 4,982 - Area Code: 303 or 720

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Points of Interest: County Courthouse, Adams County Regional Park, Adams County Museum & Cultural Center, Barr Lake State Park, Brighton Memorial Parkway

Annual Events: 4th of July Celebrations, Heritage Festival in July; Adams County Fair & Rodeo, Plowboy Poetry Gathering in Aug.; Fall Festival, Quilting on the Platte in Sept.; Fall Festival Bazaar in Oct.; Country Christmas Bazaar in Nov.

Hotel & Motel Rooms: 106 units in 3 lodges
Visitors Information Chamber of Commerce 99 N. 1st Ave 659-0223
Hospitals Platte Valley Med. Center 1850 Egbert St 659-1531
Public Transit RTD 299-6000
Airport Denver International Airport 342-2000
Post Office 90 N. 4th Ave 659-7625
Libraries Brighton Branch 575 S. 8th Ave 659-2572
Museums Adams County Hist. Soc. 9601 Henderson Rd 659-7103
Recreation Center Ricardo Falcon Comm. Ctr. 102 S. 6th Ave 659-5736
Public Golf Course Riverdale G.C. 13300 Riverdale Rd 659-4700
Police Department 659-3322
Fire Department 425 S. Main St. 659-4101
Newspapers Brighton Standard Blade 139 N. Main St 659-2522

Brighton was settled during the Gold Rush of the 1860's as Hughes Station. The town became a supply point for the miners as well as an agricultural center. The name of the town was later changed to Brighton after the New York home town of a prominent business man's wife. Brighton was named Adams County Seat in 1904. Agriculture continues to be the town's major industry.

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