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Introduction ...

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

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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

Georgia

Dougherty County

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

Maryland

Harford County

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

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The official website for Wood County: www.woodcountywv.com/

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning 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).

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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 Brierwood 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 310.518 degrees.

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

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Brierwood.