|1860||Brantner Ditch water rights were filed. It was the first irrigation ditch in the area.|
|1862||Hughes Stagecoach Station established.|
|1871||Boulder Valley Railroad completed to Brighton.|
Hughes Station came into existence and the community came to be known as Hughes Station.
|1881||The City of Brighton is born and named after the birthplace of the founder Daniel Carmichael's wife.|
|1885||First school completed. Built by A.L. Church for $1,257 and located on 1st Street.|
|1887||Court recognized City of Brighton.|
|1902||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.|
|1904||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.
|1913||Scarlet Fever scare caused all public meetings to be postponed.|
|1920||Coldest winter and heaviest snow in seven years. 500 head of cattle died and electricity and water was off for three days.|
|1944||Bob Sakata starts farm in Brighton.|
|1960||Brighton Hospital established with 31 beds.|
|1974||Brighton institutes minority hiring program.|
|1977||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.|
|2006||Brighton City Hall/Adams County Courthouse 100 years old.|
|2009||The former State Armory building in Brighton, built in 1921, transformed into the Armory at Brighton Cultural Center.|
|2011||Brighton moves into former Adams County Administration Building.|
Brighton named "100 Best Communities for Young People" by America's Promise Alliance and ING.
|2012||Senior Center moves to the new Eagle View Adult Recreation Center near Platte Valley Medical Center.|
Brighton celebrates its 125th anniversary.