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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 Briarwood, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Briarwood 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 Briarwood:
    • 34.266773, -88.726442
    • 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 Briarwood
  • 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 Briarwood ...

We have found 36 communities that share the name Briarwood.

There is one other community in Mississippi which is also named Briarwood.

Beyond Mississippi, we know of another 35 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Mississippi ...
    • Lowndes County
      • This Briarwood is located in Lowndes County and lies 54 miles [86.9 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Briarwood that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lowndes County community of Briarwood.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Tuscaloosa County
      • This Briarwood is located in Tuscaloosa County and lies 102 miles [164.2 km]<1> to the southeast of the Briarwood that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuscaloosa County community of Briarwood.
    • Arkansas
      • Pulaski 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 Arkansas community of Briarwood [Pulaski County].
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Briarwood is located in Hillsborough County and lies 567 miles [912.5 km]<1> to the southeast of the Briarwood that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Briarwood.
    • Georgia
      • Bibb County
      • This Briarwood is located in Bibb County and lies 306 miles [492.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Briarwood that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bibb County community of Briarwood.
      • Clayton County
      • This Briarwood is located in Clayton County and lies 249 miles [400.7 km] to the east of the Briarwood that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clayton County community of Briarwood.
      • Columbia County
      • This Briarwood is located in Columbia County and lies 382 miles [614.8 km] to the east of the Briarwood that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbia County community of Briarwood.
      • Coweta County
      • This Briarwood is located in Coweta County and lies 238 miles [383 km] to the east southeast of the Briarwood that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coweta County community of Briarwood.
      • Fulton 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 Georgia community of Briarwood [Fulton County].
      • Hall County
      • This Briarwood is located in Hall County and lies 277 miles [445.8 km] to the east of the Briarwood that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hall County community of Briarwood.
      • Muscogee County
      • This Briarwood is located in Muscogee County and lies 250 miles [402.3 km] to the east southeast of the Briarwood that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Muscogee County community of Briarwood.
    • Illinois
      • Ogle County
      • This Briarwood is located in Ogle County and lies 530 miles [853 km]<1> to the north of the Briarwood that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ogle County community of Briarwood.
    • Indiana
      • Morgan County
      • This Briarwood is located in Morgan County and lies 384 miles [618 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Briarwood that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Briarwood.
    • Kentucky
      • Jefferson County
      • This Briarwood is located in Jefferson County and lies 327 miles [526.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Briarwood that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Briarwood.
    • Maryland
      • Anne Arundel County
      • This Briarwood is located in Anne Arundel County and lies 754 miles [1,213.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Briarwood that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anne Arundel County community of Briarwood.
      • Calvert County
      • This Briarwood is located in Calvert County and lies 735 miles [1,182.9 km] to the east northeast of the Briarwood that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calvert County community of Briarwood.
      • Charles County
      • This Briarwood is located in Charles County and lies 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the east northeast of the Briarwood that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charles County community of Briarwood.
      • Prince George's County
      • This Briarwood is located in Prince George's County and lies 736 miles [1,184.5 km] to the east northeast of the Briarwood that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Prince George's County community of Briarwood.
    • North Carolina
      • Pasquotank County
      • This Briarwood is located in Pasquotank County and lies 716 miles [1,152.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Briarwood that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pasquotank County community of Briarwood.
    • North Dakota
      • Cass County
      • This Briarwood is located in Cass County and lies 961 miles [1,546.6 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Briarwood that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cass County community of Briarwood.
    • Oregon
      • Clackamas County
      • This Briarwood is located in Clackamas County and lies 1,938 miles [3,118.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Briarwood that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clackamas County community of Briarwood.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Berks County
      • This Briarwood is located in Berks County and lies 816 miles [1,313.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Briarwood that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berks County community of Briarwood.
      • Bucks 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 Pennsylvania community of Briarwood [Bucks County].
    • South Carolina
      • Dorchester County
      • This Briarwood is located in Dorchester County and lies 499 miles [803.1 km]<1> to the east of the Briarwood that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dorchester County community of Briarwood.
      • Horry County
      • This Briarwood is located in Horry County and lies 570 miles [917.3 km] to the east of the Briarwood that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Horry County community of Briarwood.
      • Pickens County
      • This Briarwood is located in Pickens County and lies 338 miles [544 km] to the east of the Briarwood that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pickens County community of Briarwood.
      • Richland County
      • This Briarwood is located in Richland County and lies 445 miles [716.2 km] to the east of the Briarwood that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richland County community of Briarwood.
    • Tennessee
      • Coffee County
      • This Briarwood is located in Coffee County and lies 161 miles [259.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Briarwood that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coffee County community of Briarwood.
      • Montgomery County
      • This Briarwood is located in Montgomery County and lies 177 miles [284.9 km] to the north northeast of the Briarwood that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Briarwood.
      • Rutherford County
      • This Briarwood is located in Rutherford County and lies 177 miles [284.9 km] to the northeast of the Briarwood that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rutherford County community of Briarwood.
    • Utah
      • Salt Lake County
      • This Briarwood is located in Salt Lake County and lies 1,342 miles [2,159.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Briarwood that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Briarwood.
    • Virginia
      • Albemarle County
      • This Briarwood is located in Albemarle County and lies 633 miles [1,018.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Briarwood that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Albemarle County community of Briarwood.
      • Augusta County
      • This Briarwood is located in Augusta County and lies 603 miles [970.4 km] to the east northeast of the Briarwood that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Augusta County community of Briarwood.
      • Bristol City
      • This Briarwood is located in Bristol City and lies 403 miles [648.6 km] to the east northeast of the Briarwood that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bristol City community of Briarwood.
      • Portsmouth City
      • This Briarwood is located in Portsmouth City and lies 715 miles [1,150.7 km] to the east northeast of the Briarwood that is located in Lee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Briarwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Portsmouth City community of Briarwood.
      • Washington 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 Virginia community of Briarwood [Washington County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Briarwood ...

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.

  • Flowerdale [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flowerdale
    • Flowerdale [Lee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Briarwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flowerdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flowerdale
  • Green Acres [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Acres
    • Green Acres [Lee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Briarwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Acres
  • Harrisburg Heights [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisburg Heights
    • Harrisburg Heights [Lee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Briarwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisburg Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisburg Heights
  • Lakeview [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
    • Lakeview [Lee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Briarwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Meadowview [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowview
      • Meadowview [Lee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Briarwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowview
    • Pinecrest [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinecrest
      • Pinecrest [Lee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Briarwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinecrest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinecrest
    • Terrace Park [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terrace Park
      • Terrace Park [Lee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Briarwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terrace Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terrace Park
    • Traceland [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Traceland
      • Traceland [Lee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Briarwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Traceland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Traceland
    • Tracewood [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tracewood
      • Tracewood [Lee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Briarwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tracewood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tracewood
    • Wildwood [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood
      • Wildwood [Lee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Briarwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood

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 Briarwood. 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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    • Delaney Bramlett     (Musician, songwriter)
    • Guy Terrell Bush     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Aberdeen (Mississippi) on Friday August 23, 1901 and died in Shannon (Mississippi) on Tueday July 2, 1985 at the age of 83. He is buried at Shannon Cemetery (Lee County, Mississippi).
      • Aberdeen is located 32 miles [51.5 km] to the south of Briarwood.
      • Shannon is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Briarwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Guy Terrell Bush<4>
    • Carrie Nye     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Greenwood (Mississippi) on Wednesday October 14, 1936 and died in New York (New York) on Friday July 14, 2006 at the age of 69. She is buried at Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Greenwood is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of Briarwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carrie Nye<4>
    • Bukka White     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Houston (Mississippi) on Friday November 12, 1909 and died in Memphis (Tennessee) on Saturday February 26, 1977 at the age of 67. He is buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Houston is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Briarwood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bukka White<4>

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

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

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    • Tupelo, which is the Seat of Lee County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Jackson, which is the State Capital of Mississippi, lies 159 miles [255.9 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Briarwood to Jackson, with an average speed<5>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 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 41 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,594 miles [10,612 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,311 miles [11,765.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,187 miles [8,347.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Lee County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Briarwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Briarwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2668, Longitude: -88.7264       In this case, the coordinates for Briarwood 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Briarwood 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>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 Briarwood 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 314.90 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.805 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.932 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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