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Welcome to Briggs ...

Briggs is located in Yavapai County<1>.

The location of Briggs has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Briggs is 2,750 feet [838 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Briggs is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Briggs lies in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time

Briggs lies within the (928) area code.

Adding Briggs to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Briggs in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Briggs elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Briggs on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Briggs ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Arizona communities named Briggs: This one is located in Yavapai County and the other is located in Cochise County.

Beyond Arizona, there are 21 communities that are also named Briggs - they are located in California (2), Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New York, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Texas (2), Utah and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Briggs.

Communities near Briggs ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Briggs.

  • Wickenburg [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wickenburg
    • Wickenburg [Maricopa County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Briggs
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,092 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wickenburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wickenburg<5>
  • Constellation [Yavapai County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Constellation
    • Constellation [Yavapai County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the west of Briggs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Constellation have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Fort Misery [Yavapai County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Misery
    • Fort Misery [Yavapai County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Briggs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Misery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Humbug [Yavapai County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Humbug
    • Humbug [Yavapai County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the east of Briggs
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Minnehaha [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minnehaha
      • Minnehaha [Yavapai County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Briggs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minnehaha have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Columbia [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
      • Columbia [Yavapai County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the east of Briggs
    • Minnehaha Flats [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minnehaha Flats
      • Minnehaha Flats [Yavapai County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Briggs
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Minnehaha Flats. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
    • Shelley [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelley
      • Shelley [Yavapai County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Briggs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Oro Belle [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oro Belle
      • Oro Belle [Yavapai County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Briggs
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Oro Belle. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
    • Bradshaw City [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradshaw City
      • Bradshaw City [Yavapai County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Briggs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradshaw City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Briggs. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Briggs.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Briggs. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Briggs.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Briggs. See our Newspapers Page for Briggs.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Briggs ...

Looking for more information about Briggs? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Briggs, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Briggs.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Yavapai County: www.co.yavapai.az.us/

The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arizona's counties, including Yavapai, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Briggs - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 from Point A (ie- Briggs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Briggs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0609, Longitude: -112.4757       In this case, the coordinates for Briggs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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