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Town of Springbrook, Wisconsin

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Springbrook, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Springbrook and the surrounding area.

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Springbrook

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 Springbrook. 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 Springbrook.

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

Sighting report for Washburn County

Since Springbrook is near Sawyer County and also Douglas County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Sawyer County

Sighting report for Douglas County

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Springbrook ...

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.

Chief Lake [Sawyer County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Springbrook

Link to Google Map centered on Chief Lake

Earl lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Springbrook

Link to Google Map centered on Earl

Edgewater [Sawyer County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Springbrook

Link to Google Map centered on Edgewater

Little Round Lake [Sawyer County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Springbrook

Link to Google Map centered on Little Round Lake

Madge lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Springbrook

Link to Google Map centered on Madge

Reserve [Sawyer County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Springbrook

Link to Google Map centered on Reserve

Shell Lake lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Springbrook

Link to Google Map centered on Shell Lake

Spooner lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Springbrook

Link to Google Map centered on Spooner

Springbrook lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Springbrook

Link to Google Map centered on Springbrook

Stone Lake [Sawyer County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Springbrook

Link to Google Map centered on Stone Lake

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

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

  • Shell Lake, which is the Seat of Washburn County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Springbrook to Shell Lake, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 228 miles [366.9 km]<1> to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 890 miles [1,432.3 km]<1> to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 51 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,123 miles [9,854 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,877 miles [11,067.5 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,786 miles [7,702.3 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Washburn County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Springbrook) 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 Springbrook. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Springbrook

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springbrook. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.9405, Longitude: -91.7238     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Springbrook have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>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 Springbrook to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.199 degrees.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.042 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.527 degrees.






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