A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Brierwood, West Virginia

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other WV

Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
West Virginia
The Commemorative Quarter for West Virginia

Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Brierwood to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Brierwood to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Parkersburg [Map], which is the Seat of Wood County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 68 miles [109.4 km] to the South (S). If you could walk a straight line from Brierwood to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 237 miles [381.4 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,061 miles [9,754.2 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 6,778 miles [10,908.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,654 miles [7,489.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Brierwood ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Brierwood.

While the name Brierwood is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Dougherty County

Our profile page for Brierwood, Dougherty County   [Map]
Distance: About 556 miles [894.8 km] to the South Southwest


Harford County

Our profile page for Brierwood, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 271 miles [436.1 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near Brierwood ...

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.

Boreman   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest of Brierwood   [Map]
Central   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Cornerville (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Liberty Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Ponderosa   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Riverview (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Rolling Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Sand Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sandhill (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Scenic Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sunrise   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sunset Heights   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Tallyho   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Valley Mills   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Woodland Park   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Yankeeburg (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [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 Brierwood. 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.

August 'Gus' Wagner
  Tatto artist, wood carver, painter. He was born in Marietta (Ohio) on Sunday June 16, 1872 and died on Tueday June 10, 1941 at an age of 69. He was buried at Homestead Cemetery (Chase County, Kansas) [Map].

Marietta [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the north of Brierwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: August 'Gus' Wagner<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Wood County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wood County:

The official website for State of West Virginia:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brierwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.3367, Longitude: -81.4368     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Brierwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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 Brierwood to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

- Return to Citation

<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.518 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.496 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.454 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<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:

- Return to Citation


Tidbits &
Other   WV

Sitemap Privacy
of Use


Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

Copyright 2016
All Rights Reserved
This page was last modified: 13 Nov 2018
By John Hall