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Brightshade is in Clay County.
Brightshade is in the Eastern Coal Field region.
The community was named for three hemlock trees in the front yard of settler Bright Short
The latitude of Brightshade is 37.022N. The longitude is -83.66W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 948 feet.
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Clay County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Brightshade political report.
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