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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 Brierwood, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Brierwood 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 Brierwood:
    • 31.568786, -84.086017
    • 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 Brierwood
  • 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 Brierwood ...

We have found two communities that share the name Brierwood.

Within Georgia, the name Brierwood is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Maryland
      • Harford County
      • This Brierwood is located in Harford County and lies 697 miles [1,121.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Brierwood that is located in Dougherty County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brierwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harford County community of Brierwood.
    • West Virginia
      • Wood County
      • This Brierwood is located in Wood County and lies 556 miles [894.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Brierwood that is located in Dougherty County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brierwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wood County community of Brierwood.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brierwood ...

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.

  • Colonial Village [Dougherty County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colonial Village
    • Colonial Village [Dougherty County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Brierwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonial Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Village
  • Eleanor Village [Dougherty County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eleanor Village
    • Eleanor Village [Dougherty County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Brierwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eleanor Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eleanor Village
  • Five Points [Dougherty County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
    • Five Points [Dougherty County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Brierwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
  • Four Points [Dougherty County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Points
    • Four Points [Dougherty County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Brierwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Points have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Points
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    • Garden Hill [Dougherty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden Hill
      • Garden Hill [Dougherty County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Brierwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden Hill
    • Grove Park [Dougherty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove Park
      • Grove Park [Dougherty County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Brierwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove Park
    • Pecan City [Dougherty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecan City
      • Pecan City [Dougherty County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Brierwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecan City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecan City
    • Pecan Haven [Dougherty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecan Haven
      • Pecan Haven [Dougherty County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Brierwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecan Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecan Haven
    • Pecan Terrace [Dougherty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecan Terrace
      • Pecan Terrace [Dougherty County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Brierwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecan Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecan Terrace
    • Radium Gardens [Dougherty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radium Gardens
      • Radium Gardens [Dougherty County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Brierwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radium Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radium Gardens
    • Rolling Groves [Dougherty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Groves
      • Rolling Groves [Dougherty County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Brierwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Groves have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Groves
    • Sandalwood [Dougherty County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandalwood
      • Sandalwood [Dougherty County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Brierwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandalwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandalwood

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 Brierwood. 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 ...
    • Ray Charles     (Singer, musician, entertainer, composer)
      • Singer, musician, entertainer, composer. He was born in Albany (Georgia) on Tueday September 23, 1930 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Thursday June 10, 2004 at the age of 73. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Albany is located 5 miles [8 km] to the west of Brierwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ray Charles<3>
    • Theodore 'Tiger' Flowers     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Camilla (Georgia) on Sunday February 14, 1897 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday November 16, 1927 at the age of 30. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Camilla is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Brierwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Theodore 'Tiger' Flowers<3>
    • Harry Haag James     (Musician, bandleader)
      • Musician, bandleader. He was born in Albany (Georgia) on Wednesday March 15, 1916 and died in Las Vegas (Nevada) on Tueday July 5, 1983 at the age of 67. He is buried at Bunkers Eden Vale Memorial Park (Clark County, Nevada).
      • Albany is located 5 miles [8 km] to the west of Brierwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Haag James<3>
    • Marion Motley     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Leesburg (Georgia) on Saturday June 5, 1920 and died in Cleveland (Ohio) on Sunday June 27, 1999 at the age of 79.
      • Leesburg is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Brierwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marion Motley<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Albany, which is the Seat of Dougherty County and lies just to the West.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 151 miles [243 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Brierwood to Atlanta, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,527 miles [10,504.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,219 miles [11,617.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,102 miles [8,210.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Dougherty County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Dougherty County: www.dougherty.ga.us/

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' (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- Brierwood) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brierwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5688, Longitude: -84.0860       In this case, the coordinates for Brierwood 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 Brierwood 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 311.969 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.044 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.677 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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