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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 Briark, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Briark and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Briark:
    • 35.146757, -90.125926
    • 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 Briark
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Briark ...

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.

  • Greenlaw [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenlaw
    • Greenlaw [Shelby County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Briark
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenlaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenlaw
  • Harvard [Crittenden County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvard
    • Harvard [Crittenden County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Briark
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvard
  • Hunt Village [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunt Village
    • Hunt Village [Shelby County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Briark
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunt Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2014: 1,234 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunt Village
  • Mallory [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mallory
    • Mallory [Shelby County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Briark
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mallory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mallory
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    • Marion [Crittenden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Crittenden County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Briark
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,310 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<3>
    • Mound City [Crittenden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound City
      • Mound City [Crittenden County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Briark
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound City
    • Redman Point [Crittenden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redman Point
      • Redman Point [Crittenden County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Briark
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redman Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redman Point
    • Riceville [Crittenden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riceville
      • Riceville [Crittenden County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Briark
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riceville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riceville
    • Rosemary Lane [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosemary Lane
      • Rosemary Lane [Shelby County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Briark
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosemary Lane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosemary Lane
    • Rugby [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rugby
      • Rugby [Shelby County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Briark
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rugby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rugby
    • Shadowlawn [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shadowlawn
      • Shadowlawn [Shelby County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Briark
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shadowlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shadowlawn
    • Stonewall Place [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonewall Place
      • Stonewall Place [Shelby County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Briark
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonewall Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonewall Place
    • Sunset [Crittenden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset
      • Sunset [Crittenden County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Briark
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 190 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset

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 Briark. 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.

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    • Johnny Ace     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday June 9, 1929 and died in Houston (Texas) on Saturday December 25, 1954 at the age of 25. He is buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Briark.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Ace<4>
    • James Pinckney Alley     (Cartoonist)
      • Cartoonist. He was born in Benton (Arkansas) on Sunday January 11, 1885 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday April 16, 1934 at the age of 49.
      • Memphis is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Briark.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Pinckney Alley<4>
    • Charles 'Packy' Axton     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Saturday February 15, 1941 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday January 20, 1974 at the age of 32. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery East (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Briark.
      • Memphis is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Briark.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Packy' Axton<4>
    • Kathy Bates     (Oscar winning actress, director)
      • Oscar winning actress, director. She was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday June 28, 1948
      • Memphis is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Briark.
    • J. Blackfoot     (Musician, singer)
      • Musician, singer. He was born in Greenville (Mississippi) on Wednesday November 20, 1946 and died in Germantown (Tennessee) on Wednesday November 30, 2011 at the age of 65.
      • Germantown is located 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Briark.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: J. Blackfoot<4>
    • Cecil Stamps Blackwood     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Ackerman (Mississippi) on Sunday October 28, 1934 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday November 13, 2000 at the age of 66.
      • Memphis is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Briark.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cecil Stamps Blackwood<4>
    • Bobby 'Blue' Bland     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Rosemark (Tennessee) on Monday January 27, 1930 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday June 23, 2013 at the age of 83.
      • Rosemark is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Briark.
      • Memphis is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Briark.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bobby 'Blue' Bland<4>
    • Reverend William Herbert Brewster, Sr.     (Musician)
    • Lorraine Brox     (Actress, singer)
      • Actress, singer. She was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday November 11, 1900 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday June 14, 1993 at the age of 92. She is buried at Desert Memorial Park (Riverside County, California).
      • Memphis is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Briark.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lorraine Brox<4>
    • Ronnie Caldwell     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday December 27, 1948 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Sunday December 10, 1967 at the age of 19.
      • Memphis is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Briark.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronnie Caldwell<4>
    • James Carr     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Clarksdale (Mississippi) on Saturday June 13, 1942 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday January 7, 2001 at the age of 58. He is buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Memphis is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Briark.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Carr<4>
    • O'Landa Draper     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday September 29, 1963 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Tueday July 21, 1998 at the age of 34.
      • Memphis is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Briark.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: O'Landa Draper<4>
    • Donald 'Duck' Dunn     (Musician, songwriter, producer)
      • Musician, songwriter, producer. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Monday November 24, 1941 and died in Tokyo (Japan) on Sunday May 13, 2012 at the age of 70.
      • Memphis is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Briark.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald 'Duck' Dunn<4>

How Far From Briark to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Marion, which is the Seat of Crittenden County and lies just to the Northwest.
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 124 miles [199.6 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Briark to Little Rock, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 765 miles [1,231.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,607 miles [10,632.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,331 miles [11,798.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,206 miles [8,378.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Arkansas

About Crittenden County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Briark. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1468, Longitude: -90.1259       In this case, the coordinates for Briark have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Briark to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.837 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.01 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.355 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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