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Introduction ...

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

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

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Sprague

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 Sprague. 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 Sprague.

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

Sighting report for Juneau County

Since Sprague is near Adams County and also Monroe County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Adams County

Sighting report for Monroe County

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

Communities Also Named Sprague ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Sprague.

There is one other community in Wisconsin which is also named Sprague.

Beyond Wisconsin, we know of another seven communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these seven communities, seven are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

Communities Also Located In Wisconsin

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Sprague [Barron County].

Communities Elsewhere In North America

Montgomery County

This Sprague is located in Montgomery County and lies 855 miles [1,376 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Sprague that is located in Juneau County.

Link to Google Map centered on Sprague

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Sprague.

This Sprague lies 426 miles [685.6 km]<2> to the northwest of the Sprague that is located in Juneau County.

Link to Google Map centered on Sprague

Bates County

This Sprague is located in Bates County and lies 474 miles [762.8 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Sprague that is located in Juneau County.

Link to Google Map centered on Sprague

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bates County community of Sprague.

Lancaster County

This Sprague is located in Lancaster County and lies 415 miles [667.9 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Sprague that is located in Juneau County.

Link to Google Map centered on Sprague

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Sprague.

Monroe County

This Sprague is located in Monroe County and lies 551 miles [886.7 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Sprague that is located in Juneau County.

Link to Google Map centered on Sprague

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Sprague.

Lincoln County

This Sprague is located in Lincoln County and lies 1,352 miles [2,175.8 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Sprague that is located in Juneau County.

Link to Google Map centered on Sprague

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Sprague.

Raleigh County

This Sprague is located in Raleigh County and lies 639 miles [1,028.4 km]<2> to the southeast of the Sprague that is located in Juneau County.

Link to Google Map centered on Sprague

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Raleigh County community of Sprague.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sprague ...

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.

Big Flats [Adams County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the east of Sprague

Link to Google Map centered on Big Flats

Cloverdale lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Sprague

Link to Google Map centered on Cloverdale

Cottonville [Adams County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the east of Sprague

Link to Google Map centered on Cottonville

Kelly lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the south of Sprague

Link to Google Map centered on Kelly

Lone Rock lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Sprague

Link to Google Map centered on Lone Rock

Meadow Valley lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Sprague

Link to Google Map centered on Meadow Valley

Orange Mill lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the south of Sprague

Link to Google Map centered on Orange Mill

Strongs Prairie [Adams County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Sprague

Link to Google Map centered on Strongs Prairie

Valley Junction [Monroe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Sprague

Link to Google Map centered on Valley Junction

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

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

  • Mauston, which is the Seat of Juneau County, lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Sprague to Mauston, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<2> 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]<2> per hour would take most of a day.
  • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 82 miles [132 km]<2> to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km]<2> per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 766 miles [1,232.8 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,160 miles [9,913.6 km]<2> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,908 miles [11,117.3 km]<2> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,804 miles [7,731.3 km]<2> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Juneau County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Juneau County: www.juneaucounty.com/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Sprague 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sprague) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sprague. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.1477, Longitude: -90.1315     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sprague have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Sprague 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 316.109 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.557 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.187 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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