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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Briarcliff, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Briarcliff and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Briarcliff:
    • 36.271949, -92.281912
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Briarcliff
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Briarcliff ...

We have found nineteen communities that share the name Briarcliff.

Within Arkansas, the name Briarcliff is unique.

Beyond Arkansas, we know of another nineteen communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Lauderdale County
      • This Briarcliff is located in Lauderdale County and lies 275 miles [442.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Briarcliff that is located in Baxter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarcliff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lauderdale County community of Briarcliff.
      • Tuscaloosa County
      • This Briarcliff is located in Tuscaloosa County and lies 337 miles [542.3 km] to the southeast of the Briarcliff that is located in Baxter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarcliff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuscaloosa County community of Briarcliff.
    • Georgia
      • DeKalb County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Briarcliff [DeKalb County].
    • Louisiana
      • Caddo Parish
      • This Briarcliff is located in Caddo Parish and lies 282 miles [453.8 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Briarcliff that is located in Baxter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarcliff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caddo Parish community of Briarcliff.
      • East Baton Rouge Parish
      • This Briarcliff is located in East Baton Rouge Parish and lies 413 miles [664.7 km] to the south of the Briarcliff that is located in Baxter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarcliff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the East Baton Rouge Parish community of Briarcliff.
    • Mississippi
      • Hinds County
      • This Briarcliff is located in Hinds County and lies 301 miles [484.4 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Briarcliff that is located in Baxter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarcliff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hinds County community of Briarcliff.
    • North Carolina
      • Orange County
      • This Briarcliff is located in Orange County and lies 739 miles [1,189.3 km]<1> to the east of the Briarcliff that is located in Baxter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarcliff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Briarcliff.
      • Randolph County
      • This Briarcliff is located in Randolph County and lies 699 miles [1,124.9 km] to the east of the Briarcliff that is located in Baxter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarcliff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Briarcliff.
      • Wake County
      • This Briarcliff is located in Wake County and lies 760 miles [1,223.1 km] to the east of the Briarcliff that is located in Baxter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarcliff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wake County community of Briarcliff.
    • Ohio
      • Franklin County
      • This Briarcliff is located in Franklin County and lies 573 miles [922.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Briarcliff that is located in Baxter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarcliff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Briarcliff.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Delaware County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Briarcliff [Delaware County].
    • South Carolina
      • Aiken County
      • This Briarcliff is located in Aiken County and lies 625 miles [1,005.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Briarcliff that is located in Baxter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarcliff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Aiken County community of Briarcliff.
      • Anderson County
      • This Briarcliff is located in Anderson County and lies 557 miles [896.4 km] to the east of the Briarcliff that is located in Baxter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarcliff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anderson County community of Briarcliff.
      • Florence County
      • This Briarcliff is located in Florence County and lies 717 miles [1,153.9 km] to the east of the Briarcliff that is located in Baxter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarcliff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Florence County community of Briarcliff.
      • Greenwood County
      • This Briarcliff is located in Greenwood County and lies 587 miles [944.7 km] to the east southeast of the Briarcliff that is located in Baxter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarcliff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenwood County community of Briarcliff.
    • Tennessee
      • Blount County
      • This Briarcliff is located in Blount County and lies 465 miles [748.3 km]<1> to the east of the Briarcliff that is located in Baxter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarcliff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blount County community of Briarcliff.
    • Texas
      • Travis County
      • This Briarcliff is located in Travis County and lies 523 miles [841.7 km]<1> to the southwest of the Briarcliff that is located in Baxter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarcliff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Travis County community of Briarcliff.
    • Virginia
      • Roanoke County
      • This Briarcliff is located in Roanoke County and lies 688 miles [1,107.2 km]<1> to the east of the Briarcliff that is located in Baxter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarcliff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roanoke County community of Briarcliff.
    • Washington
      • King County
      • This Briarcliff is located in King County and lies 1,719 miles [2,766.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Briarcliff that is located in Baxter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarcliff
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the King County community of Briarcliff.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Briarcliff ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Covey [Baxter County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Covey
    • Covey [Baxter County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Briarcliff
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Covey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Diamond Bay [Baxter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond Bay
    • Diamond Bay [Baxter County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Briarcliff
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond Bay have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamond Bay
  • Hand [Baxter County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hand
    • Hand [Baxter County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Briarcliff
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hand have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Holiday Hills [Baxter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holiday Hills
    • Holiday Hills [Baxter County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Briarcliff
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holiday Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holiday Hills
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    • Hopewell [Baxter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Baxter County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Briarcliff
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
    • Jordan [Baxter County]
    • Salesville [Baxter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salesville
      • Salesville [Baxter County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Briarcliff
      • Estimated population in 2019: 460 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salesville<4>
    • Shady Grove [Baxter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
      • Shady Grove [Baxter County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Briarcliff
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Grove
    • Sycamore Heights [Baxter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sycamore Heights
      • Sycamore Heights [Baxter County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Briarcliff
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sycamore Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sycamore Heights
    • Sycamore Spring [Baxter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sycamore Spring
      • Sycamore Spring [Baxter County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Briarcliff
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sycamore Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sycamore Spring
    • Traceys Ferry [Baxter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Traceys Ferry
      • Traceys Ferry [Baxter County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Briarcliff
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Traceys Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Traceys Ferry
    • Wake [Baxter County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wake
      • Wake [Baxter County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Briarcliff
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Woods Point Landing [Baxter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woods Point Landing
      • Woods Point Landing [Baxter County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Briarcliff
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woods Point Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woods Point Landing

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Briarcliff. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Dick Powell     (Actor)
    • Harold Morrow Sherman     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Traverse City (Michigan) on Wednesday July 13, 1898 and died in Mountain View (Arkansas) on Wednesday August 19, 1987 at the age of 89. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Grand Traverse County, Michigan).
      • Mountain View is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Briarcliff.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Morrow Sherman<5>

How Far From Briarcliff 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 city such as Briarcliff to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Briarcliff and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Mountain Home, which is the Seat of Baxter County and lies just to the Northwest.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 105 miles [169 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could drive a straight line from Briarcliff to Little Rock, with an average speed<6>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 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 852 miles [1,371.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 34 days and walking would take 49 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,633 miles [10,674.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,366 miles [11,854.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,245 miles [8,441 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arkansas

About Baxter County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Baxter County: www.baxtercounty.org/

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Briarcliff. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Briarcliff

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Briarcliff. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2719, Longitude: -92.2819       In this case, the coordinates for Briarcliff have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Briarcliff could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>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.
<7>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 Briarcliff to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.306 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.863 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.102 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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