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Introduction ...

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

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

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Springbluff

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 Springbluff. 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 Springbluff.

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

Sighting report for Adams County

Since Springbluff is near Marquette County and also Waushara County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Marquette County

Sighting report for Waushara 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 Springbluff ...

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 lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Springbluff

Link to Google Map centered on Big Flats

Big Spring lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Springbluff

Link to Google Map centered on Big Spring

Cottonville lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Springbluff

Link to Google Map centered on Cottonville

Dakota [Waushara County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Springbluff

Link to Google Map centered on Dakota

Dell Prairie was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Springbluff

Link to Google Map centered on Dell Prairie

Endeavor [Marquette County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Springbluff

Link to Google Map centered on Endeavor

Friendship lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Springbluff

Link to Google Map centered on Friendship

Grand Marsh lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Springbluff

Link to Google Map centered on Grand Marsh

Pilot Knob was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Springbluff

Link to Google Map centered on Pilot Knob

Plainville lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Springbluff

Link to Google Map centered on Plainville

Strongs Prairie lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Springbluff

Link to Google Map centered on Strongs Prairie

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 Springbluff. 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.

Civil war Confederate spy. She was born in Martinsburg (West Virginia) on Thursday May 9, 1844 and died in Wisconsin Dells (Wisconsin) on Monday June 11, 1900 at the age of 56. She is buried at Spring Grove Cemetery (Columbia County, Wisconsin).

Wisconsin Dells is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Springbluff

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Belle Boyd<2>

How Far From Springbluff to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Springbluff to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<3> community of Springbluff once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Springbluff and extending to:

  • Friendship, which is the Seat of Adams County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 60 miles [96.6 km]<1> to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could walk a straight line from Springbluff to Madison, with an average speed<4> 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 about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 739 miles [1,189.3 km]<1> to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, 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 6,155 miles [9,905.5 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 6,903 miles [11,109.3 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,797 miles [7,720 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Wisconsin

About Adams County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Adams County: www.co.adams.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Springbluff) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springbluff. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.9233, Longitude: -89.6779     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Springbluff 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>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 Springbluff, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Springbluff 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 315.80 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.173 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.014 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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