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Town of Spring Grove, Wisconsin

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Introduction ...

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

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

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Spring Grove

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 Grove. 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 Grove.

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

Sighting report for Green County

Since Spring Grove is near Rock County and also Winnebago County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Rock County

Sighting report for Winnebago County

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Spring Grove ...

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.

Dakota [Stephenson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Spring Grove

Link to Google Map centered on Dakota

Juda lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Spring Grove

Link to Google Map centered on Juda

Magnolia [Rock County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Spring Grove

Link to Google Map centered on Magnolia

Mineral Point lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Spring Grove

Link to Google Map centered on Mineral Point

Orangeville [Stephenson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Spring Grove

Link to Google Map centered on Orangeville

Rock City [Stephenson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Spring Grove

Link to Google Map centered on Rock City

Rock Grove [Stephenson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Spring Grove

Link to Google Map centered on Rock Grove

Schultz lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Spring Grove

Link to Google Map centered on Schultz

Spring Valley [Rock County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Spring Grove

Link to Google Map centered on Spring Valley

Twin Grove lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Spring Grove

Link to Google Map centered on Twin Grove

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 Grove. 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.

Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, social activist. She was born in Cedarville (Illinois) on Thursday September 6, 1860 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Tueday May 21, 1935 at the age of 74. She is buried at Cedarville Cemetery (Stephenson County, Illinois).

Cedarville is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Spring Grove

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jane Addams<2>

Race car driver. He was born in Janesville (Wisconsin) on Monday July 7, 1952 and died in Manawatu-Wanganui (New Zealand) on Monday December 18, 2000 at the age of 48. He is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery (Rock County, Wisconsin).

Janesville is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Spring Grove

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stan 'Foxy' Fox<2>

Dancer, author. She was born in Beloit (Wisconsin) on Sunday June 14, 1908 and died in Englewood (New Jersey) on Tueday March 16, 2010 at the age of 101. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).

Beloit is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Spring Grove

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jane Sherman<2>

Major League Baseball. He was born in Rockford (Illinois) on Wednesday January 12, 1859 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Thursday May 15, 1924 at the age of 65. He is buried at Union Dale Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania).

Rockford is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Spring Grove

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cyrus Edward Swartwood<2>

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

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

  • Monroe, which is the Seat of Green County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Spring Grove to Monroe, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the North (N). 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 over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 694 miles [1,116.9 km]<1> to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,214 miles [10,000.5 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 6,958 miles [11,197.8 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,847 miles [7,800.5 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wisconsin

About Green County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Green County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Grove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5483, Longitude: -89.4282     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Grove 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 Spring Grove 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 315.637 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.795 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.277 degrees.






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