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Message from Mayor Perry Franks
Our city is a sparkling jewel sitting in the foothills of the Northwest Alabama
mountain region. Our history is long and colorful and we would love to
share it with you here through our community website.
The town of Brilliant was built around the coal mining industry in the late 1800’s early 1900’s.
To this day, there remain several buildings of historical significance that are important to
the citizens of Brilliant and to honor our past we now proudly host an annual arts and crafts
festival known as Coal Fest each May.
Our community is located in the southeastern portion of Marion County
along Alabama Highway 129, approximately 15 miles southeast of Hamilton,
the county seat, 10 miles west of the Winston and Walker county lines,
and 7 miles north of the Fayette county line.
We'd like to invite you to visit our community soon!
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