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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 Brickhouse, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Brickhouse 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 Brickhouse:
    • 33.775126, -82.810700
    • 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 Brickhouse
  • 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 Brickhouse ...

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.

  • Celeste [Wilkes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Celeste
    • Celeste [Wilkes County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Brickhouse
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Celeste have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Celeste
  • Centerville [Wilkes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville [Wilkes County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Brickhouse
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
  • Daniel [Wilkes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daniel
    • Daniel [Wilkes County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Brickhouse
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daniel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daniel
  • Ficklin [Wilkes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ficklin
    • Ficklin [Wilkes County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Brickhouse
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ficklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ficklin
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    • Lincoln Heights [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln Heights
      • Lincoln Heights [Wilkes County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Brickhouse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Heights
    • Linesville [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linesville
      • Linesville [Wilkes County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Brickhouse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Linesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linesville
    • Little River [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little River
      • Little River [Wilkes County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Brickhouse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little River
    • Porters [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porters
      • Porters [Wilkes County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Brickhouse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Porters have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Porters
    • Ravenwood Park [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenwood Park
      • Ravenwood Park [Wilkes County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Brickhouse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ravenwood Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenwood Park
    • Sandtown [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandtown
      • Sandtown [Wilkes County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Brickhouse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandtown
    • Sandy Hill [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Hill
      • Sandy Hill [Wilkes County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Brickhouse
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy 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 Brickhouse. 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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    • James Charles Jacob Bagby, Sr.     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Barnett (Georgia) on Saturday October 5, 1889 and died in Marietta (Georgia) on Wednesday July 28, 1954 at the age of 64. He is buried at Westview Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Barnett is located 18 miles [29 km] to the south of Brickhouse.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Charles Jacob Bagby, Sr.<3>
    • Ernie Harwell     (Sportscaster)
      • Sportscaster. He was born in Washington (Georgia) on Friday January 25, 1918 and died in Novi (Michigan) on Tueday May 4, 2010 at the age of 92.
      • Washington is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Brickhouse.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernie Harwell<3>
    • Joe Haynes     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lincolnton (Georgia) on Friday September 21, 1917 and died in Hopkins (Minnesota) on Friday January 6, 1967 at the age of 49. He is buried at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery (Prince George's County, Maryland).
      • Lincolnton is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Brickhouse.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Haynes<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Washington, which is the Seat of Wilkes County and lies just to the East Southeast.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 90 miles [144.8 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Brickhouse to Atlanta, with an average speed<4>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 most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 477 miles [767.7 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 28 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,370 miles [10,251.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,068 miles [11,374.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,948 miles [7,963 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Georgia

About Wilkes County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Brickhouse) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brickhouse. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7751, Longitude: -82.8107       In this case, the coordinates for Brickhouse 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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Brickhouse to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 311.336 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.624 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.669 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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