Brighton Town

Monroe County, New York

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Brighton Town Hall is located at 2300 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester NY 14618; phone 585‑784‑5250.


Brighton as described in 1937 [1]

Originally the town of Brighton was known as Boyle, afterwards as Smallwood. Its present name was taken from the English watering place in Sussex.

One of the towns which has given most of its territory to the fast-growing city of Rochester, Brighton had in 1930 a population of 9,033, in 1937 an estimated population of 10,000 [2009, approx. 35,000]. It lies along the complete southern boundary of Rochester from the Genesee eastward to Pittsford Township with a spur extending north several miles along Rochester's eastern border, covering in all an area of 14.3 square miles. It has no incorporated villages. Its residents occupy either farms or home sites convenient to business activities in Rochester.

The town [in 1939] has 4 fire companies, a new high school, and 5 district schools. The initial tax rate is $10.10 per thousand dollars assessment. The school tax ranges from $4 to $8 per thousand. Brighton takes its water supply from the Rochester and Lake Ontario Water Company and its gas and electricity from the Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation.

  1. Federal Writers Project, Works Progress Administration, State of New York, Rochester and Monroe County, American Guide Series, Genesee Book Club of Rochester, Scranthom's, Rochester, 1937

Nearby Towns: East Rochester Town • East Rochester Vlg • Henrietta Town • Irondequoit Town • Pittsford Town • Pittsford Vlg • Rochester City •

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