Brilliant is a town in Marion County, Alabama. It has a total area of 3.4 square miles, all of which is land. It was initially incorporated with the name of Boston (named after Boston, Massachusetts) , which was changed to the name of Brilliant in 1957.
Manufacturing, sales and services, retail trade, mining, oil extraction and information services comprise the most significant industries locally. Brilliant's cost of living is 23.20% lower that the country average, making living here significantly cheaper. The closest hospital is the Northwest Medical Center, located about 4 miles away in Winfield.
The city gets about 59 inches of rain annually, with about 112 days having measurable precipitation. Snowfall is about 2 inches annually.