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Introduction ...

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

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

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Spring Green

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 Spring Green. 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 Spring Green.

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

Sighting report for Sauk County

Since Spring Green is near Iowa County and also Richland County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Iowa County

Sighting report for Richland 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 Spring Green ...

We have found three communities that share the name Spring Green.

Within Wisconsin, the name Spring Green is unique.

Beyond Wisconsin, we know of another three communities that are located throughout in the United States.

Communities Elsewhere In North America

Kane County

This Spring Green is located in Kane County and lies 125 miles [201.2 km]<1> to the southeast of the Spring Green that is located in Sauk County.

Link to Google Map centered on Spring Green

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kane County community of Spring Green.

Furnas County

This community is historic<2> and although located in Furnas County, we don't know where within the county.

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Furnas County community of Spring Green.

Kent County

This Spring Green is located in Kent County and lies 953 miles [1,533.7 km]<1> to the east of the Spring Green that is located in Sauk County.

Link to Google Map centered on Spring Green

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kent County community of Spring Green.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Spring Green ...

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.

Arena [Iowa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Spring Green

Link to Google Map centered on Arena

Black Hawk lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Spring Green

Link to Google Map centered on Black Hawk

Clyde [Iowa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Spring Green

Link to Google Map centered on Clyde

Coon Rock [Iowa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Spring Green

Link to Google Map centered on Coon Rock

Helena [Iowa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Spring Green

Link to Google Map centered on Helena

Lone Rock [Richland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Spring Green

Link to Google Map centered on Lone Rock

Plain lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Spring Green

Link to Google Map centered on Plain

Pleasant Ridge [Iowa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Spring Green

Link to Google Map centered on Pleasant Ridge

Wyoming [Iowa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Spring Green

Link to Google Map centered on Wyoming

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 Spring Green. 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.

Television personality. He was born in Mineral Point (Wisconsin) on Friday October 5, 1917 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Tueday June 9, 1981 at the age of 63. He is buried at Graceland Cemetery (Iowa County, Wisconsin).

Mineral Point is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Spring Green

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allen Ludden<3>

Actor, artist. He was born in Austin (Texas) on Thursday December 16, 1982 and died in Mineral Point (Wisconsin) on Monday February 1, 2010 at the age of 27. He is buried at Restland Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas).

Mineral Point is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Spring Green

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Justin Mentell<3>

Medical pioneer. He was born in Baraboo (Wisconsin) on Saturday September 25, 1880 and died in Santa Barbara (California) on Monday January 5, 1948 at the age of 67. He is buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California).

Baraboo is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Spring Green

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. William David Sansum<3>

How Far From Spring Green 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 village such as Spring Green to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Baraboo, which is the Seat of Sauk County, lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Spring Green to Baraboo, with an average speed<4> 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 just over a day.
  • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 739 miles [1,189.3 km]<1> to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,206 miles [9,987.6 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,952 miles [11,188.2 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,844 miles [7,795.7 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Wisconsin

About Sauk County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Spring Green: www.vi.springgreen.wi.gov/

The official website for Sauk County: www.co.sauk.wi.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Spring Green) 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 Spring Green. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Spring Green

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Green. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1755, Longitude: -90.0673     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Green have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Spring Green, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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: findagrave.com.
<4>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.
<5>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 Spring Green to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.071 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.377 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.43 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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