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Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Spooner.
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 Spooner, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Spooner and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Spooner
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 Spooner. 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 Spooner.
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 Washburn County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
Since Spooner is near Burnett County and also Barron County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:
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:
Communities Also Named Spooner ...
We have found three communities that share the name Spooner.
Within Wisconsin, the name Spooner is unique.
Beyond Wisconsin, we know of another three communities that are located throughout in the United States.
Communities Elsewhere In North America
This Spooner is located in Clinch County and lies 1,141 miles [1,836.3 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Spooner that is located in Washburn County.
Link to Google Map centered on Spooner
For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clinch County community of Spooner.
This Spooner was located in Miller County and would have been 1,086 miles [1,747.7 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Spooner that is located in Washburn County.
Link to Google Map centered on Spooner
Curious and Interesting Names Near Spooner ...
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.
Birchwood lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Spooner
Link to Google Map centered on Birchwood
Clam Falls [Polk County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Spooner
Link to Google Map centered on Clam Falls
Edgewater [Sawyer County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Spooner
Link to Google Map centered on Edgewater
Indian Creek [Polk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Spooner
Link to Google Map centered on Indian Creek
Springbrook lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Spooner
Link to Google Map centered on Springbrook
Stone Lake [Sawyer County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Spooner
Link to Google Map centered on Stone Lake
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 Spooner. 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.
Writer. He was born in Barron (Wisconsin) on Sunday August 22, 1886 and died in Portland (Oregon) on Sunday January 24, 1954 at the age of 67. He is buried at Lincoln Memorial Park (Multnomah County, Oregon).
How Far From Spooner 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 city such as Spooner to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Spooner and extending to:
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Spooner: www.cityofspooner.org/
The official website for Washburn County: www.co.washburn.wi.us/
The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/
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.
This page was last modified: 23 Feb 2020