History of Brighton timeline offered by Pat Reither and The Brighton Historic Preservation Commission
Brantner Ditch water rights were filed. It was the first irrigation ditch in the area.
Hughes Stagecoach Station established.
Boulder Valley Railroad completed to Brighton. Hughes Station came into existence and the community came to be known as Hughes Station.
The City of Brighton is born and named after the birthplace of the founder Daniel Carmichael's wife.
First school completed. Built by A.L. Church for $1,257 and located on 1st Street.
Court recognized City of Brighton.
Adams County formed from a part of Arapahoe County with Brighton as temporary county seat. Carmichael residence used as first Courthouse. The basement of the house was used for a jail. The house was located on 34 S. 5th.
First annual Fair was held where current City Hall building sits today. Election for county seat was determined by Brighton winning with 1,103 votes.
Scarlet Fever scare caused all public meetings to be postponed.
Coldest winter and heaviest snow in seven years. 500 head of cattle died and electricity and water was off for three days.
Bob Sakata starts farm in Brighton.
Brighton Hospital established with 31 beds.
Brighton institutes minority hiring program.
Adams County Administration Building (current home to City Hall) completed. Brighton city government moves into Adams County Courthouse building which is now Historic City Hall.
Brighton City Hall/Adams County Courthouse 100 years old.
The former State Armory building in Brighton, built in 1921, transformed into the Armory at Brighton Cultural Center.
Brighton moves into former Adams County Administration Building. Brighton named "100 Best Communities for Young People" by America's Promise Alliance and ING.
Senior Center moves to the new Eagle View Adult Recreation Center near Platte Valley Medical Center. Brighton celebrates its 125th anniversary.