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Town of Spirit, Wisconsin

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Spirit, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Spirit and the surrounding area.

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Spirit

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 Spirit. 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 Spirit.

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

Sighting report for Price County

Since Spirit is near Lincoln County and also Taylor County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Lincoln County

Sighting report for Taylor County

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Spirit ...

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

Cranberry Lake lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Spirit

Link to Google Map centered on Cranberry Lake

Dover lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Spirit

Link to Google Map centered on Dover

Gilbert [Lincoln County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Spirit

Link to Google Map centered on Gilbert

Queenstown [Taylor County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Spirit

Link to Google Map centered on Queenstown

Rib Lake [Taylor County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Spirit

Link to Google Map centered on Rib Lake

Spirit lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Spirit

Link to Google Map centered on Spirit

Spirit Falls [Lincoln County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Spirit

Link to Google Map centered on Spirit Falls

Tomahawk [Lincoln County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Spirit

Link to Google Map centered on Tomahawk

Tripoli [Lincoln County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Spirit

Link to Google Map centered on Tripoli

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 Spirit. 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.

Aviation pioneer. She was born in Medford (Wisconsin) on Monday April 12, 1909 and died in Redlands (California) on Sunday January 20, 2008 at the age of 98. She is buried at Montecito Memorial Park (San Bernardino County, California).

Medford is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Spirit

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Evelyn 'Pinky' Pinckert Brier<2>

Singer. He was born in Prentice (Wisconsin) on Sunday December 20, 1908 and died in Fresno (California) on Wednesday September 7, 1994 at the age of 85. He is buried at Oakhill Cemetery (Madera County, California).

Prentice is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Spirit

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dennis Morgan<2>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Spirit and extending to:

  • Phillips, which is the Seat of Price County, lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Spirit to Phillips, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> 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]<1> per hour would take most of a day.
  • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 166 miles [267.2 km]<1> to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 804 miles [1,293.9 km]<1> to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 32 days and walking would take 46 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,095 miles [9,809 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,846 miles [11,017.6 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,747 miles [7,639.6 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Price County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Price County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Spirit. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Spirit

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spirit. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.4302, Longitude: -90.0985     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spirit have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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:
<3>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.
<4>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 Spirit to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.067 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.688 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.791 degrees.






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