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Briarwood, Alabama

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Briarwood.

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How Far From Briarwood to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Briarwood to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Briarwood to:

  • Tuscaloosa [Map], which is the Seat of Tuscaloosa County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 92 miles [148.1 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Briarwood to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 702 miles [1,129.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,595 miles [10,613.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,304 miles [11,754.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,181 miles [8,338 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Briarwood ...

We have found 36 communities that share the name Briarwood.

While the name Briarwood is unique within Alabama, we know of another 36 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Pulaski County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Pulaski County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the Southeast

Georgia

Bibb County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Bibb County   [Map]
Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the East

Clayton County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Clayton County   [Map]
Distance: About 177 miles [284.9 km] to the East

Columbia County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the East

Coweta County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Coweta County   [Map]
Distance: About 161 miles [259.1 km] to the East

Fulton County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Fulton County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Fulton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Hall County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Hall County   [Map]
Distance: About 219 miles [352.4 km] to the East Northeast

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Muscogee County   [Map]
Distance: About 155 miles [249.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Illinois

Ogle County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Ogle County   [Map]
Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the North

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Indiana

Morgan County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 441 miles [709.7 km] to the North

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Kentucky

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 365 miles [587.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the Northeast

Calvert County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Calvert County   [Map]
Distance: About 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the Northeast

Charles County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Charles County   [Map]
Distance: About 698 miles [1,123.3 km] to the Northeast

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 717 miles [1,153.9 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Lee County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 102 miles [164.2 km] to the Northwest

Lowndes County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Lowndes County   [Map]
Distance: About 58 miles [93.3 km] to the West Northwest

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North Carolina

Pasquotank County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Pasquotank County   [Map]
Distance: About 671 miles [1,079.9 km] to the East Northeast

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North Dakota

Cass County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,057 miles [1,701.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Oregon

Clackamas County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Clackamas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,038 miles [3,279.8 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Berks County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Berks County   [Map]
Distance: About 803 miles [1,292.3 km] to the Northeast

Bucks County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Bucks County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Bucks County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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South Carolina

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Dorchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the East

Horry County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Horry County   [Map]
Distance: About 503 miles [809.5 km] to the East

Pickens County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Pickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 286 miles [460.3 km] to the East Northeast

Richland County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Coffee County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Coffee County   [Map]
Distance: About 166 miles [267.2 km] to the North Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 232 miles [373.4 km] to the North

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 198 miles [318.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,439 miles [2,315.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Albemarle County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Albemarle County   [Map]
Distance: About 612 miles [984.9 km] to the Northeast

Augusta County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Augusta County   [Map]
Distance: About 584 miles [939.9 km] to the Northeast

Bristol City

Our profile page for Briarwood, Bristol City   [Map]
Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the Northeast

Portsmouth City

Our profile page for Briarwood, Portsmouth City   [Map]
Distance: About 676 miles [1,087.9 km] to the East Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Washington County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Washington County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Briarwood. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Briarwood. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Briarwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Briarwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2065, Longitude: -87.4889     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Briarwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Briarwood to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.07 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.699 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.637 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Briarwood.



 
 
 

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