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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 Briar Lakes, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Briar Lakes 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 Briar Lakes:
    • 33.907617, -83.487940
    • 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 Briar Lakes
  • 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 Briar Lakes ...

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.

  • Allen [Oconee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allen
    • Allen [Oconee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Briar Lakes
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
  • Bogart [Oconee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bogart
    • Bogart [Oconee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Briar Lakes
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,203 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bogart
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bogart<3>
  • Crystal Hills [Oconee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Hills
    • Crystal Hills [Oconee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Briar Lakes
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Hills
  • Deerbrook [Oconee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deerbrook
    • Deerbrook [Oconee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Briar Lakes
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deerbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deerbrook
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    • Elder Heights [Oconee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elder Heights
      • Elder Heights [Oconee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Briar Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elder Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elder Heights
    • Elder Ridge [Oconee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elder Ridge
      • Elder Ridge [Oconee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Briar Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elder Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elder Ridge
    • Fieldstone [Oconee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fieldstone
      • Fieldstone [Oconee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Briar Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fieldstone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fieldstone
    • Greene [Oconee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greene
      • Greene [Oconee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Briar Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greene have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greene
    • Hillcrest [Oconee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillcrest
      • Hillcrest [Oconee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Briar Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillcrest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest
    • Holly Hills [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Hills
      • Holly Hills [Clarke County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Briar Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Hills
    • Indian Hills [Oconee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Hills
      • Indian Hills [Oconee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Briar Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Hills
    • Jennings Mill [Oconee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jennings Mill
      • Jennings Mill [Oconee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Briar Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jennings Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jennings Mill
    • Kingswood [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingswood
      • Kingswood [Clarke County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Briar Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingswood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingswood
    • Laurel Chase [Oconee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Chase
      • Laurel Chase [Oconee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Briar Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Chase have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Chase
    • McNutt Creek [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McNutt Creek
      • McNutt Creek [Clarke County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Briar Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McNutt Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McNutt Creek
    • Oak Grove [Oconee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Oconee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Briar Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Overlook Village [Oconee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Overlook Village
      • Overlook Village [Oconee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Briar Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Overlook Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overlook Village
    • Pine Ridge [Oconee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Ridge
      • Pine Ridge [Oconee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Briar Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Ridge
    • Pleasant Hills [Oconee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hills
      • Pleasant Hills [Oconee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Briar Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hills
    • Skyline Park [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skyline Park
      • Skyline Park [Clarke County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Briar Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skyline Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skyline Park
    • Stonebridge [Oconee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonebridge
      • Stonebridge [Oconee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Briar Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonebridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonebridge
    • Tanglebrook [Oconee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanglebrook
      • Tanglebrook [Oconee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Briar Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tanglebrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanglebrook
    • Tanglewood [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanglewood
      • Tanglewood [Clarke County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Briar Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tanglewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanglewood
    • Windy Creek [Oconee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windy Creek
      • Windy Creek [Oconee County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Briar Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windy Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windy Creek
    • Windy Hill [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windy Hill
      • Windy Hill [Clarke County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Briar Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windy Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windy Hill

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 Briar Lakes. 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 ...
    • Kim Basinger     (Oscar winning actress, producer, activist)
      • Oscar winning actress, producer, activist. She was born in Athens (Georgia) on Tueday December 8, 1953
      • Athens is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Briar Lakes.
    • Ezzard Mack Charles     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Lawrenceville (Georgia) on Thursday July 7, 1921 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday May 28, 1975 at the age of 53. He is buried at Burr Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Lawrenceville is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Briar Lakes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ezzard Mack Charles<4>
    • Harold Franklin 'Hal' Epps     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Athens (Georgia) on Thursday March 26, 1914 and died in Houston (Texas) on Wednesday August 25, 2004 at the age of 90. He is buried at Houston National Cemetery (Harris County, Texas).
      • Athens is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Briar Lakes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Franklin 'Hal' Epps<4>
    • William C. Hartman     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Thomaston (Georgia) on Wednesday March 17, 1915 and died in Athens (Georgia) on Thursday March 16, 2006 at the age of 91. He is buried at Oconee Hill Cemetery (Clarke County, Georgia).
      • Athens is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Briar Lakes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William C. Hartman<4>
    • Ransom Joseph 'Randy' Jackson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Wednesday February 10, 1926 and died in Athens (Georgia) on Wednesday March 20, 2019 at the age of 93. We don't have any burial details.
      • Athens is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Briar Lakes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ransom Joseph 'Randy' Jackson<4>
    • Andy Johnson     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Athens (Georgia) on Saturday October 18, 1952 and died in Athens (Georgia) on Wednesday May 16, 2018 at the age of 65. He is buried at Oconee Hill Cemetery (Clarke County, Georgia).
      • Athens is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Briar Lakes.
      • Athens is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Briar Lakes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andy Johnson<4>
    • Dr. Crawford Williamson Long     (Medical pioneer)
      • Medical pioneer. He was born in Danielsville (Georgia) on Wednesday November 1, 1815 and died in Athens (Georgia) on Wednesday June 19, 1878 at the age of 62. He is buried at Oconee Hill Cemetery (Clarke County, Georgia).
      • Danielsville is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Briar Lakes.
      • Athens is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Briar Lakes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Crawford Williamson Long<4>
    • Beryl Rubinstein     (Composer, pianist)
      • Composer, pianist. He was born in Athens (Georgia) on Wednesday October 26, 1898 and died in Cleveland (Ohio) on Monday December 29, 1952 at the age of 54. He is buried at Mayfield Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Athens is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Briar Lakes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Beryl Rubinstein<4>
    • Lucy May Stanton     (Artist)
      • Artist. She was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Saturday May 22, 1875 and died in Athens (Georgia) on Thursday March 19, 1931 at the age of 55. She is buried at Oconee Hill Cemetery (Clarke County, Georgia).
      • Athens is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Briar Lakes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lucy May Stanton<4>
    • Ricky Helton Wilson     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Athens (Georgia) on Thursday March 19, 1953 and died in New York (New York) on Saturday October 12, 1985 at the age of 32. He is buried at Oconee Hill Cemetery (Clarke County, Georgia).
      • Athens is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Briar Lakes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ricky Helton Wilson<4>

How Far From Briar Lakes 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 Briar Lakes to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Watkinsville, which is the Seat of Oconee County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 52 miles [83.7 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could walk a straight line from Briar Lakes to Atlanta, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 497 miles [799.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 20 days and walking would take 29 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,393 miles [10,288.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,094 miles [11,416.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,973 miles [8,003.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Georgia

About Oconee County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Oconee County: www.oconeecounty.com/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.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- Briar Lakes) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Briar Lakes. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9076, Longitude: -83.4879       In this case, the coordinates for Briar Lakes 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 Briar Lakes 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 311.733 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.10 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.896 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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