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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 Briscoe, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Briscoe and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Briscoe:
    • 34.089265, -85.239674
    • 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 Briscoe
  • 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 Briscoe ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Briscoe.

Within Georgia, the name Briscoe is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Morgan County
      • This Briscoe is located in Morgan County and lies 81 miles [130.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Briscoe that is located in Polk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briscoe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Briscoe.
    • Illinois
      • Clark 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 Briscoe [Clark County].
    • Iowa
      • Adams 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 Iowa community of Briscoe [Adams County].
    • Maryland
      • Calvert County
      • This Briscoe is located in Calvert County and lies 567 miles [912.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Briscoe that is located in Polk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briscoe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calvert County community of Briscoe.
    • Missouri
      • Lincoln County
      • This Briscoe is located in Lincoln County and lies 470 miles [756.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Briscoe that is located in Polk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briscoe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Briscoe.
    • New York
      • Sullivan County
      • This Briscoe is located in Sullivan County and lies 773 miles [1,244 km]<1> to the northeast of the Briscoe that is located in Polk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briscoe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Briscoe.
    • Texas
      • Wheeler County
      • This Briscoe is located in Wheeler County and lies 858 miles [1,380.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Briscoe that is located in Polk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briscoe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wheeler County community of Briscoe.
    • West Virginia
      • Wood County
      • This Briscoe is located in Wood County and lies 417 miles [671.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Briscoe that is located in Polk County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briscoe
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wood County community of Briscoe.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Briscoe ...

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.

  • Boozeville [Floyd County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boozeville
    • Boozeville [Floyd County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Briscoe
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boozeville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boozeville
  • Cave Spring [Floyd County]
  • Cedartown [Polk County]
  • Chubbtown [Floyd County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chubbtown
    • Chubbtown [Floyd County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Briscoe
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chubbtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chubbtown
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Grady [Polk County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grady
      • Grady [Polk County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Briscoe
      • Estimated population in 2019: 290 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grady have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Green [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green
      • Green [Floyd County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Briscoe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green
    • Lake Creek [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Creek
      • Lake Creek [Polk County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Briscoe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Creek
    • Relay [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Relay
      • Relay [Floyd County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Briscoe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Relay have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Relay
    • Ridgedale [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgedale
      • Ridgedale [Floyd County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Briscoe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgedale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgedale
    • Silver Creek [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Creek
      • Silver Creek [Floyd County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Briscoe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silver Creek<4>
    • Six Mile [Floyd County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Six Mile
      • Six Mile [Floyd County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Briscoe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Six Mile have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Six Mile
    • Yancey [Floyd County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yancey
      • Yancey [Floyd County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Briscoe
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yancey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Briscoe. 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 ...
    • Rev. Joseph Everhart Boone     (Activist)
      • Activist. He was born in Cedartown (Georgia) on Tueday September 19, 1922 and died in Atlanta (Georgia) on Saturday July 15, 2006 at the age of 83. He is buried at Lincoln Cemetery (Fulton County, Georgia).
      • Cedartown is located 5 miles [8 km] to the south of Briscoe.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rev. Joseph Everhart Boone<5>
    • Eugene Booth, Jr.     (Physicist)
      • Physicist. He was born in Rome (Georgia) on Saturday September 28, 1912 and died in Briarcliff Manor (New York) on Saturday March 6, 2004 at the age of 91. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Rome is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Briscoe.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene Booth, Jr.<5>
    • Eugene Booth, Jr.     (Physicist)
      • Physicist. He was born in Rome (Georgia) on Saturday September 28, 1912 and died in Briarcliff Manor (New York) on Saturday March 6, 2004 at the age of 91. He is buried at Bonaventure Cemetery (Chatham County, Georgia).
      • Rome is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Briscoe.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene Booth, Jr.<5>
    • Charley Arthur 'Pretty Boy' Floyd     (Crime figure)
    • Marshall Lon Freeman     (Singer)
    • Willard Lee Nixon     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Taylorsville (Georgia) on Sunday June 17, 1928 and died in Rome (Georgia) on Thursday December 14, 2000 at the age of 72. He is buried at East View Cemetery (Floyd County, Georgia).
      • Taylorsville is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Briscoe.
      • Rome is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Briscoe.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willard Lee Nixon<5>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<6> community of Briscoe once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Briscoe and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Cedartown, which is the Seat of Polk County and lies just to the South.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 53 miles [85.3 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could walk a straight line from Briscoe to Atlanta, with an average speed<7> 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 563 miles [906.1 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 22 days and walking would take 32 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,459 miles [10,394.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,166 miles [11,532.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,042 miles [8,114.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Polk County: www.polkcountygeorgia.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Briscoe) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Briscoe. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0893, Longitude: -85.2397       In this case, the coordinates for Briscoe have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Briscoe 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>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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 Briscoe, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Briscoe 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 312.772 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.323 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.543 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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