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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 Briggsville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Briggsville 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 Briggsville:
    • 34.933982, -93.494357
    • 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 Briggsville
  • 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 Briggsville ...

We have found six communities that share the name Briggsville.

Within Arkansas, the name Briggsville is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Shasta County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Briggsville [Shasta County].
    • Illinois
      • Henderson 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 Illinois community of Briggsville [Henderson County].
    • Massachusetts
      • Berkshire County
      • This Briggsville is located in Berkshire County and lies 1,218 miles [1,960.2 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Briggsville that is located in Yell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briggsville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berkshire County community of Briggsville.
    • North Carolina
      • Madison 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 North Carolina community of Briggsville [Madison County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Luzerne County
      • This Briggsville is located in Luzerne County and lies 1,032 miles [1,660.8 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Briggsville that is located in Yell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briggsville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Luzerne County community of Briggsville.
    • Wisconsin
      • Marquette County
      • This Briggsville is located in Marquette County and lies 637 miles [1,025.2 km]<3> to the north northeast of the Briggsville that is located in Yell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briggsville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marquette County community of Briggsville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Briggsville ...

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.

  • Blue Ball [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Ball
    • Blue Ball [Scott County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the west of Briggsville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Ball have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Ball
  • Danville [Yell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
    • Danville [Yell County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northeast of Briggsville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,393 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danville<5>
  • Gravelly [Yell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gravelly
    • Gravelly [Yell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the west of Briggsville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gravelly have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gravelly
  • Havana [Yell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havana
    • Havana [Yell County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the north of Briggsville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Havana have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 363 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Havana
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Havana<5>
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Onyx [Yell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onyx
      • Onyx [Yell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the southeast of Briggsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Onyx have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onyx
    • Plainview [Yell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainview
      • Plainview [Yell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the east of Briggsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 579 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plainview<5>
    • Pleasant Hill [Yell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Yell County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the southwest of Briggsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Rover [Yell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rover
      • Rover [Yell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the east of Briggsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rover have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rover<5>
    • Shark [Yell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shark
      • Shark [Yell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the north of Briggsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shark have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shark
    • Walnut Grove [Yell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Grove
      • Walnut Grove [Yell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Briggsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Grove
    • Wing [Yell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wing
      • Wing [Yell County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the northeast of Briggsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wing
    • Young Gravelly [Yell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Young Gravelly
      • Young Gravelly [Yell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the west of Briggsville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Young Gravelly have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Young Gravelly

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 Briggsville. 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 ...
    • Bernie Babcock     (Author, playwright, journalist)
      • Author, playwright, journalist. She was born in Union (Ohio) on Tueday April 28, 1868 and died in Petit Jean (Arkansas) on Thursday June 14, 1962 at the age of 94. She is buried at Oakland and Fraternal Historic Cemetery (Pulaski County, Arkansas).
      • Petit Jean is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Briggsville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bernie Babcock<6>
    • Johnny Carpenter     (Actor)

How Far From Briggsville to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Little Rock, which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 71 miles [114.3 km]<3> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Briggsville to Little Rock, with an average speed<7>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 4 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 947 miles [1,524 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 54 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,748 miles [10,859.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,480 miles [12,037.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,358 miles [8,622.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Arkansas

About Yell County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Briggsville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Briggsville 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Briggsville) 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 Briggsville. 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 Briggsville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Briggsville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9340, Longitude: -93.4944       In this case, the coordinates for Briggsville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Briggsville to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.991 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.483 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.883 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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