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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Briggs 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 Briggs. 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 Briggs.

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 Davis County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Davis County sighting report from eBird.

Since Briggs is near Salt Lake County and also Summit County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Salt Lake County

Sighting report for Summit 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 Briggs.

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

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

  • Farmington [Map], which is the Seat of Davis County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Salt Lake City [Map], which is the State Capital of Utah, lies just to the South (S).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,838 miles [2,958 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Briggs 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 6,990 miles [11,249.3 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 7,758 miles [12,485.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,739 miles [9,236 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Briggs ...

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.

Birdland   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest of Briggs   [Map]

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

Chapel   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Cherry Circle   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Cherry Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Cinnamon Ridge   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

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

Cottonwood Acres   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Cottonwood Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Emerald Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Evergreen   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Feller Drive   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Forest Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Gale   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Gold   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Granada Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Green Meadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Hillside   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Hilltop   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Hilltop Gardens   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Hogan Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Island View   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Jensen   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Judge Holbrook   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Lakeview Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

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

Major   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Maple Crest   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Maple Glen   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Maple Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Maple Springs   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

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

Mountain Aire   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Mountain Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

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

Oak Way   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Orchard Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Orchard Place   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Paradise Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Placid Cove   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

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

Quailbrook   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Rainbow Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Randall Way   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Reed   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Shamrock Drive   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

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

Summertree   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Sunny Slope   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

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

Susie Ranch   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Twin Hollows   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

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

Vineyard   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Vistaview   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [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 Briggs. 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south of Briggs

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south of Briggs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Parley Baer

Solon Hannibal Borglum

Artist. He was born in Ogden (Utah) on Tueday December 22, 1868 and died in Stamford (Connecticut) on Tueday January 31, 1922 at an age of 53. He was buried at Silvermine Cemetery (Fairfield County, Connecticut) [Map].

Ogden [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Briggs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Solon Hannibal Borglum

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south of Briggs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bob Clotworthy

Byron Foulger

Actor. He was born in Ogden (Utah) on Sunday August 27, 1899 and died in Hollywood (California) on Saturday April 4, 1970 at an age of 70. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Ogden [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Briggs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Byron Foulger

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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Briggs

West Jordan [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Briggs

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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Briggs

West Jordan [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Briggs

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south of Briggs

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south of Briggs

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the south of Briggs

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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Briggs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Mortensen

Moroni Olsen

Actor. He was born in Ogden (Utah) on Thursday June 27, 1889 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday November 22, 1954 at an age of 65.

Ogden [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Briggs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Moroni Olsen

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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Briggs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Danny Walton

Communities Also Named Briggs ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Briggs.

While the name Briggs is unique within Utah, we know of another 21 communities with the same name in the United States.


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Arizona

Cochise County

Our profile page for Briggs, Cochise County   [Map]

Distance: About 663 miles [1,067 km] to the South.

Yavapai County

Our profile page for Briggs, Yavapai County   [Map]

Distance: About 472 miles [759.6 km] to the South.

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Briggs, Los Angeles County

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

Although located in Los Angeles County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ventura County

Our profile page for Briggs, Ventura County

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

Although located in Ventura County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Florida

Volusia County

Our profile page for Briggs, Volusia County

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

Although located in Volusia County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Idaho

Blaine County

Our profile page for Briggs, Blaine County

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

Although located in Blaine County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Illinois

Mason County

Our profile page for Briggs, Mason County

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

Although located in Mason County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Indiana

Whitley County

Our profile page for Briggs, Whitley County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,370 miles [2,204.8 km] to the East.

Kansas

Geary County

Our profile page for Briggs, Geary County

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

Although located in Geary County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Montana

Missoula County

Our profile page for Briggs, Missoula County

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

Although located in Missoula County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Nebraska

Douglas County

Our profile page for Briggs, Douglas County   [Map]

Distance: About 824 miles [1,326.1 km] to the East.

New York

Saint Lawrence County

Our profile page for Briggs, Saint Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,867 miles [3,004.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Cuyahoga County

Our profile page for Briggs, Cuyahoga County

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

Although located in Cuyahoga County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Washington County

Our profile page for Briggs, Washington County   [Map]

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

Oklahoma

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Briggs, Cherokee County   [Map]

Distance: About 979 miles [1,575.5 km] to the East Southeast.

South Carolina

Pickens County

Our profile page for Briggs, Pickens County

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

Although located in Pickens County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Tennessee

Humphreys County

Our profile page for Briggs, Humphreys County

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

Although located in Humphreys County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Unicoi County

Our profile page for Briggs, Unicoi County   [Map]

This community is historic.<9>

Distance: About 1,610 miles [2,591 km] to the East.

Texas

Burnet County

Our profile page for Briggs, Burnet County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,039 miles [1,672.1 km] to the Southeast.

Dallas County

Our profile page for Briggs, Dallas County

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

Although located in Dallas County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Virginia

Clarke County

Our profile page for Briggs, Clarke County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,783 miles [2,869.5 km] to the East.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Utah

About Davis County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Davis County: www.daviscountyutah.gov/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Briggs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Briggs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8883, Longitude: -111.8702     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Briggs 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 Briggs 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 331.92 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.491 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.746 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 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 Briggs 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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<9>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 Briggs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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