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Spring Prairie, Wisconsin

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Introduction ...

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

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

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Spring Prairie

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 Prairie. 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 Prairie.

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

Sighting report for Walworth County

Since Spring Prairie is near Racine County and also Kenosha County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Racine County

Sighting report for Kenosha County

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Spring Prairie ...

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.

Bowers lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Spring Prairie

Link to Google Map centered on Bowers

Cedar Park [Racine County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Spring Prairie

Link to Google Map centered on Cedar Park

Elkhorn lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Spring Prairie

Link to Google Map centered on Elkhorn

Honey Creek [Racine County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Spring Prairie

Link to Google Map centered on Honey Creek

Honey Lake [Racine County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Spring Prairie

Link to Google Map centered on Honey Lake

Lyons lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Spring Prairie

Link to Google Map centered on Lyons

Mayhews was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Spring Prairie

Link to Google Map centered on Mayhews

Potter Lake lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Spring Prairie

Link to Google Map centered on Potter Lake

Shady Side was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Spring Prairie

Link to Google Map centered on Shady Side

Slades Corners [Kenosha County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Spring Prairie

Link to Google Map centered on Slades Corners

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 Prairie. 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.

Astronomer. He was born in Nashville (Tennessee) on Friday October 16, 1857 and died in Williams Bay (Wisconsin) on Tueday February 6, 1923 at the age of 65. He is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee).

Williams Bay is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Spring Prairie

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Emerson Barnard<2>

Race car driver. He was born in Dearborn (Michigan) on Monday December 2, 1929 and died in West Allis (Wisconsin) on Sunday June 9, 1968 at the age of 38. He is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana).

West Allis is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Spring Prairie

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronnie Duman<2>

Major League Baseball. He was born in Spring Grove (Illinois) on Friday September 19, 1913 and died in Hinsdale (Illinois) on Thursday October 18, 1990 at the age of 77. He is buried at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).

Spring Grove is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Spring Prairie

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nick Etten<2>

Actress. She was born in Woodford (England) on Tueday December 6, 1887 and died in Genesee Depot (Wisconsin) on Sunday July 10, 1983 at the age of 95. She is buried at Forest Home Cemetery (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin).

Genesee Depot is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Spring Prairie

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lynn Fontanne<2>

Major League Baseball. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Tueday October 31, 1916 and died in New Berlin (Wisconsin) on Thursday December 12, 1991 at the age of 75. He is buried at Wisconsin Memorial Park (Waukesha County, Wisconsin).

Milwaukee is located 34 miles [54.7 km] to the northeast of Spring Prairie

New Berlin is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Spring Prairie

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ken Keltner<2>

Race car driver. He was born in Greenfield (Wisconsin) on Tueday December 14, 1954 and died on Thursday April 1, 1993 at the age of 38. He is buried at St. Adalbert Cemetery (Wisconsin).

Greenfield is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Spring Prairie

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alan Kulwicki<2>

Musician. He was born in Waukesha (Wisconsin) on Wednesday June 9, 1915 and died in White Plains (New York) on Wednesday August 12, 2009 at the age of 94. He is buried at Prairie Home Cemetery (Waukesha County, Wisconsin).

Waukesha is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Spring Prairie

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Les Paul<2>

Musician. He was born in Dallas (Texas) on Sunday October 3, 1954 and died in East Troy (Wisconsin) on Monday August 27, 1990 at the age of 35. He is buried at Laurel Land Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas).

East Troy is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Spring Prairie

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stevie Ray Vaughan<2>

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

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

  • Elkhorn, which is the Seat of Walworth County, lies just to the West.
  • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 56 miles [90.1 km]<1> to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could walk a straight line from Spring Prairie to Madison, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 648 miles [1,042.9 km]<1> to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,171 miles [9,931.3 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 6,913 miles [11,125.4 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,800 miles [7,724.9 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Wisconsin

About Walworth County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walworth 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Spring Prairie) 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 Prairie. 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 Spring Prairie

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Prairie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6913, Longitude: -88.4047     [Map].
<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 Prairie 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 314.946 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.028 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.717 degrees.






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