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(Dorchester County)

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Briarwood.

This page contains four sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Briarwood to:

  • Saint George [Map], which is the Seat of Dorchester County, lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Briarwood to Saint George, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Columbia [Map], which is the State Capital of South Carolina, lies 85 miles [136.8 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 443 miles [712.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 18 days and walking would take 26 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,290 miles [10,122.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,977 miles [11,228.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,862 miles [7,824.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Briarwood ...

We have found 36 communities that share the name Briarwood.

Within South Carolina, there are 3 communities which are also named Briarwood. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 33 communities in the United States - with 36 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in South Carolina

Communities outside of South Carolina


Other Communities Located In South Carolina

Horry County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Horry County   [Map]
Distance: About 98 miles [157.7 km] to the Northeast

Pickens County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Pickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 190 miles [305.8 km] to the Northwest

Richland County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 87 miles [140 km] to the North Northwest


Communities Outside of South Carolina

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Alabama

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]
Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the West

Arkansas

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Pulaski County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Pulaski County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 366 miles [589 km] to the South Southwest

Georgia

Bibb County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Bibb County   [Map]
Distance: About 204 miles [328.3 km] to the West

Clayton County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Clayton County   [Map]
Distance: About 249 miles [400.7 km] to the West

Columbia County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 117 miles [188.3 km] to the West Northwest

Coweta County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Coweta County   [Map]
Distance: About 262 miles [421.6 km] to the West

Fulton County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Fulton County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Fulton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Hall County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Hall County   [Map]
Distance: About 229 miles [368.5 km] to the West Northwest

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Muscogee County   [Map]
Distance: About 279 miles [449 km] to the West

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Illinois

Ogle County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Ogle County   [Map]
Distance: About 787 miles [1,266.6 km] to the Northwest

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Indiana

Morgan County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 573 miles [922.2 km] to the Northwest

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Kentucky

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 474 miles [762.8 km] to the Northwest

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the North Northeast

Calvert County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Calvert County   [Map]
Distance: About 438 miles [704.9 km] to the North Northeast

Charles County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Charles County   [Map]
Distance: About 430 miles [692 km] to the North Northeast

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 459 miles [738.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Mississippi

Lee County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Lee County   [Map]
Distance: About 499 miles [803.1 km] to the West Northwest

Lowndes County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Lowndes County   [Map]
Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the West

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North Carolina

Pasquotank County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Pasquotank County   [Map]
Distance: About 318 miles [511.8 km] to the Northeast

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North Dakota

Cass County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,291 miles [2,077.7 km] to the Northwest

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Oregon

Clackamas County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Clackamas County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,397 miles [3,857.6 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Berks County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Berks County   [Map]
Distance: About 551 miles [886.7 km] to the North Northeast

Bucks County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Bucks County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Bucks County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Tennessee

Coffee County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Coffee County   [Map]
Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the West Northwest

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 474 miles [762.8 km] to the Northwest

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Rutherford County   [Map]
Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Salt Lake County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,823 miles [2,933.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Albemarle County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Albemarle County   [Map]
Distance: About 370 miles [595.5 km] to the North Northeast

Augusta County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Augusta County   [Map]
Distance: About 359 miles [577.8 km] to the North

Bristol City

Our profile page for Briarwood, Bristol City   [Map]
Distance: About 275 miles [442.6 km] to the North Northwest

Portsmouth City

Our profile page for Briarwood, Portsmouth City   [Map]
Distance: About 343 miles [552 km] to the Northeast

Washington County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Washington County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Washington County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Avenue of Oaks   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast of Briarwood   [Map]
Centerville   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Corey Point   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Coventry Place   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Creekside   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Evergreen   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Farmdale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Flowertown Village   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Iron Gate   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Lincolnville   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Meadowbrook   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Plantation Ridge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Quail Arbor   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Rosehill   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Summerville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Summerville Farms   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Summerville Place   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Summerwood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Tea Farm   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Twin Oaks   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Waters Edge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Woodlawn   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

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.

Jimmie Goodwin Coker
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Holly Hill (South Carolina) on Saturday March 28, 1936 and died in Throckmorton (Texas) on Tueday October 29, 1991 at an age of 55.

Holly Hill [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Briarwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmie Goodwin Coker<8>
 
Clay Matthews, Sr.     (William Clay Matthews)
  Professional football. He was born in Charleston (South Carolina) on Wednesday August 1, 1928 and died in Mount Pleasant (South Carolina) on Thursday March 23, 2017 at an age of 88. He was buried at Live Oak Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Charleston [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Briarwood

Mount Pleasant [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Briarwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clay Matthews, Sr.

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for South Carolina

About Dorchester County

About South Carolina

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 Dorchester County: www.dorchestercounty.net/

The official website for State of South Carolina: www.sc.com/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Briarwood. A straight line distance ignores things 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9902, Longitude: -80.1748     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Briarwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.826 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.775 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.898 degrees.

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<7>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.

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<8>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.

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