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Introduction ...

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

This page contains eight sections:

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 ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Briarwood and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track 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 the location for Briarwood. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Briarwood.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Salt Lake County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Salt Lake County sighting report from eBird.

Since Briarwood is near Davis County and also Tooele County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Davis County

Sighting report for Tooele County

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:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Briarwood.

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<1> beginning in Briarwood and extending to:

  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the Seat of Salt Lake County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies just to the North Northeast (NNE).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,844 miles [2,967.6 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Briarwood to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 105 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 72 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,004 miles [11,271.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,773 miles [12,509.4 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,752 miles [9,256.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

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.

Barbers   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast of Briarwood   [Map]

Best View   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Bowling Green   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Clover Hollow   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Cobblestone   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Crown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Erin Meadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Frost   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Green Acres   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Green Tree   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Hall View   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Heatherglen   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Hector Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Hector Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Jensen Circle   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Kings Row   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Kingsgate   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Landings at Riverbend   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Lee Ann   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Little Trieste   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Log Haven   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Majestic Village   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Maple Meadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Marian Meadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Meadow Green   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Meadow Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Meadow Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Meadow Valley   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Meadowgate   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Melody Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Misty Meadows   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Park Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Peachwood   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Quailstone   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Riverbend   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Rolling Meadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Roper   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Royal Meadows   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Sharp   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Spring Valley   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Stone Creek   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Sunnybrook Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Sunnygrove   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Sunstone   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Valley Down   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Valley Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Village Gardens   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Willow Bay   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Willow Green   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Willow Run Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Xanadu   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [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.

Maude Adams     (Born as Maude Kiskadden)

Actress. She was born in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Monday November 11, 1872 and died in Tannersville (New York) on Friday July 17, 1953 at an age of 80.

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northeast of Briarwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maude Adams<7>

Parley Baer

Actor. He was born in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Wednesday August 5, 1914 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday November 22, 2002 at an age of 88. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northeast of Briarwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Parley Baer

Bob Clotworthy

Olympic Gold Medalist. He was born in Newark (New Jersey) on Friday May 8, 1931 and died in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Friday June 1, 2018 at an age of 87. He was buried at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery (Salt Lake County, Utah) [Map].

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northeast of Briarwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bob Clotworthy

Prentice 'Sean' Delaney

Songwriter, record producer. He was born in Tempe (Arizona) on Monday January 8, 1945 and died in Orem (Utah) on Sunday April 13, 2003 at an age of 58. He was buried at Orem City Cemetery (Utah County, Utah) [Map].

Orem [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Briarwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Prentice 'Sean' Delaney

Don Fullmer

Professional boxer. He was born in West Jordan (Utah) on Tueday February 21, 1939 and died in West Jordan (Utah) on Saturday January 28, 2012 at an age of 72. He was buried at South Jordan Cemetery (Salt Lake County, Utah) [Map].

West Jordan [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of Briarwood

West Jordan [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of Briarwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Fullmer

Lawrence 'Gene' Fullmer

Professional boxer. He was born in West Jordan (Utah) on Tueday July 21, 1931 and died in West Jordan (Utah) on Monday April 27, 2015 at an age of 83. He was buried at South Jordan Cemetery (Salt Lake County, Utah) [Map].

West Jordan [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of Briarwood

West Jordan [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of Briarwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence 'Gene' Fullmer

Dave Hrechkosy

Professional hockey. He was born in Winnipeg (Manitoba) on Thursday November 1, 1951 and died in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Wednesday March 7, 2012 at an age of 60. He was buried at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery (Salt Lake County, Utah) [Map].

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northeast of Briarwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dave Hrechkosy

Edward Hubbard

Aviation pioneer. He was born in San Francisco (California) on Thursday January 3, 1889 and died in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Tueday December 18, 1928 at an age of 39. He was buried at Evergreen - Washelli Memorial Park (King County, Washington) [Map].

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northeast of Briarwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Hubbard

Dr. Grover Sanders Krantz

Anthropologist. He was born in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Thursday November 5, 1931 and died in Port Angeles (Washington) on Thursday February 14, 2002 at an age of 70.

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northeast of Briarwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Grover Sanders Krantz

William Mortensen

Artist, photographer, author. He was born in Park City (Utah) on Wednesday January 27, 1897 and died in La Jolla (California) on Thursday August 12, 1965 at an age of 68. He was buried at Fairhaven Memorial Park (Orange County, California) [Map].

Park City [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Briarwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Mortensen

Danny Walton

Major League Baseball. He was born in Los Angeles (California) on Monday July 14, 1947 and died in Morgan (Utah) on Wednesday August 9, 2017 at an age of 70. He was buried at Huntsville Cemetery (Weber County, Utah) [Map].

Morgan [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Briarwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Danny Walton

Albert Winsborough 'Bert' Yancey

Professional golf. He was born in Chipley (Florida) on Saturday August 6, 1938 and died in Park City (Utah) on Friday August 26, 1994 at an age of 56. He was buried at Oakland Cemetery (Leon County, Florida) [Map].

Park City [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Briarwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Albert Winsborough 'Bert' Yancey

Brigham Young

Religious leader of the Latter Day Saints (LDS). He was born in Whitingham (Vermont) on Monday June 1, 1801 and died in Salt Lake City (Utah) on Wednesday August 29, 1877 at an age of 76. He was buried at Mormon Pioneer Memorial (Utah).

Salt Lake City [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northeast of Briarwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Brigham Young

Communities Also Named Briarwood ...

We have found 36 communities that share the name Briarwood.

While the name Briarwood is unique within Utah, we know of another 36 communities with the same name in the United States.


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Alabama

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,439 miles [2,315.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Arkansas

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Pulaski County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

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 1,882 miles [3,028.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Georgia

Bibb County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Bibb County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,646 miles [2,649 km] to the East.

Clayton County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Clayton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,583 miles [2,547.6 km] to the East.

Columbia County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Columbia County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,706 miles [2,745.5 km] to the East.

Coweta County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Coweta County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,575 miles [2,534.7 km] to the East.

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 1,594 miles [2,565.3 km] to the East.

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Muscogee County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,592 miles [2,562.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Illinois

Ogle County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Ogle County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,183 miles [1,903.9 km] to the East.

Indiana

Morgan County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Morgan County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,340 miles [2,156.5 km] to the East.

Kentucky

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,408 miles [2,266 km] to the East.

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Anne Arundel County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,871 miles [3,011.1 km] to the East.

Calvert County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Calvert County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,869 miles [3,007.9 km] to the East.

Charles County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Charles County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,852 miles [2,980.5 km] to the East.

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Prince George's County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,850 miles [2,977.3 km] to the East.

Mississippi

Lee County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Lee County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,342 miles [2,159.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Lowndes County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Lowndes County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,381 miles [2,222.5 km] to the East Southeast.

North Carolina

Pasquotank County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Pasquotank County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,939 miles [3,120.5 km] to the East.

North Dakota

Cass County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Cass County   [Map]

Distance: About 863 miles [1,388.9 km] to the Northeast.

Oregon

Clackamas County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Clackamas County   [Map]

Distance: About 631 miles [1,015.5 km] to the Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Berks County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Berks County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,884 miles [3,032 km] to the East.

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.

South Carolina

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Dorchester County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,823 miles [2,933.8 km] to the East.

Horry County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Horry County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,872 miles [3,012.7 km] to the East.

Pickens County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Pickens County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,637 miles [2,634.5 km] to the East.

Richland County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Richland County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,751 miles [2,818 km] to the East.

Tennessee

Coffee County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Coffee County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,441 miles [2,319.1 km] to the East.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,353 miles [2,177.4 km] to the East.

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Rutherford County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,422 miles [2,288.5 km] to the East.

Virginia

Albemarle County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Albemarle County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,785 miles [2,872.7 km] to the East.

Augusta County

Our profile page for Briarwood, Augusta County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,756 miles [2,826 km] to the East.

Bristol City

Our profile page for Briarwood, Bristol City   [Map]

Distance: About 1,622 miles [2,610.4 km] to the East.

Portsmouth City

Our profile page for Briarwood, Portsmouth City   [Map]

Distance: About 1,919 miles [3,088.3 km] to the East.

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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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 Salt Lake County: www.slco.org/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6855, Longitude: -111.9449     [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 331.96 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.52 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.805 degrees.

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<7>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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<8>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 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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