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Introduction ...

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

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

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Spring Lake

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 Lake. 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 Lake.

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

Sighting report for Waushara County

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

Sighting report for Marquette County

Sighting report for Green Lake 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Spring Lake ...

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.

Auroraville   -   8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the East of Spring Lake   [Map]

Berlin   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Brushville   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Dakota   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Fountain Valley   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Pine River   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Poy Sippi   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Redgranite   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Silver Lake   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Wild Rose   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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 Lake. 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.

Social reformer. She was born in Ripon (Wisconsin) on Sunday January 9, 1859 and died in New Rochelle (New York) on Sunday March 9, 1947 at the age of 88. She was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York) [Map].

Ripon [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Spring Lake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carrie Chapman Catt<2>

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

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

  • Wautoma [Map], which is the Seat of Waushara County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 66 miles [106.2 km] to the South (S). If you could walk a straight line from Spring Lake to Madison, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,132 miles [9,868.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,879 miles [11,070.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,772 miles [7,679.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Waushara County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Waushara County: www.1waushara.com/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Spring Lake) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.0233, Longitude: -89.1587     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Lake 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: findagrave.com.
<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 Lake 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 315.443 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.781 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.713 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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