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Introduction ...

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

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

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...

    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks 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 this GPS location for Springbrook:
    • 45.948559, -91.688231
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Springbrook
  • Waymarking ...

    • 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:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Springbrook ...

We have found fourteen communities that share the name Springbrook.

Within Wisconsin, the name Springbrook is unique.

Beyond Wisconsin, we know of another fourteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these fourteen communities, ten are located in the United States and six are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...

    • Alabama

      • Tuscaloosa County

      • This Springbrook is located in Tuscaloosa County and lies 908 miles [1,461.3 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Springbrook that is located in Washburn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springbrook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuscaloosa County community of Springbrook.
    • Alberta
      • This Springbrook lies 1,086 miles [1,747.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Springbrook that is located in Washburn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springbrook
    • Georgia

      • Cobb County
      • This Springbrook is located in Cobb County and lies 915 miles [1,472.5 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Springbrook that is located in Washburn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springbrook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cobb County community of Springbrook.
    • Iowa

      • Jackson County
      • This Springbrook is located in Jackson County and lies 267 miles [429.7 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Springbrook that is located in Washburn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springbrook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Springbrook.
    • Maryland

      • Montgomery County
      • This Springbrook is located in Montgomery County and lies 884 miles [1,422.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Springbrook that is located in Washburn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springbrook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Springbrook.
    • North Dakota

      • Williams County
      • This Springbrook is located in Williams County and lies 575 miles [925.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Springbrook that is located in Washburn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springbrook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Williams County community of Springbrook.
    • Ohio

      • Erie County
      • This Springbrook is located in Erie County and lies 538 miles [865.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Springbrook that is located in Washburn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springbrook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Erie County community of Springbrook.
    • Ontario
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Springbrook.
    • Oregon

      • Yamhill County
      • This Springbrook is located in Yamhill County and lies 1,500 miles [2,414 km]<1> to the west of the Springbrook that is located in Washburn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springbrook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yamhill County community of Springbrook.
    • Prince Edward Island
      • This Springbrook lies 1,339 miles [2,154.9 km]<1> to the east of the Springbrook that is located in Washburn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springbrook
    • Quebec
      • This Springbrook lies 994 miles [1,599.7 km]<1> to the east of the Springbrook that is located in Washburn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springbrook
    • South Carolina

      • Oconee County
      • This Springbrook is located in Oconee County and lies 903 miles [1,453.2 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Springbrook that is located in Washburn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springbrook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oconee County community of Springbrook.
    • Tennessee

      • Blount County
      • This Springbrook is located in Blount County and lies 807 miles [1,298.7 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Springbrook that is located in Washburn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springbrook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blount County community of Springbrook.
    • Utah

      • Salt Lake County
      • This Springbrook is located in Salt Lake County and lies 1,080 miles [1,738.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Springbrook that is located in Washburn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springbrook
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Springbrook.

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.

  • View Our List ...

    • Chief Lake [Sawyer County]

      • Chief Lake [Sawyer County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Springbrook
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chief Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springbrook
    • Earl [Washburn County]

      • Earl [Washburn County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Springbrook
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Earl
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springbrook
    • Edgewater [Sawyer County]

      • Edgewater [Sawyer County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Springbrook
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewater
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springbrook
    • Little Round Lake [Sawyer County]

      • Little Round Lake [Sawyer County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Springbrook
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Round Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springbrook
    • Madge [Washburn County]

      • Madge [Washburn County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Springbrook
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springbrook
    • Reserve [Sawyer County]

      • Reserve [Sawyer County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Springbrook
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reserve
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springbrook
    • Shell Lake [Washburn County]

      • Shell Lake [Washburn County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Springbrook
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shell Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springbrook
    • Spooner [Washburn County]

      • Spooner [Washburn County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Springbrook
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spooner
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springbrook
    • Stone Lake [Sawyer County]

      • Stone Lake [Sawyer County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Springbrook
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stone Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springbrook

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:

  • View Our List ...

    • Shell Lake, which is the Seat of Washburn County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Springbrook to Shell Lake, with an average speed<3> 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 889 miles [1,430.7 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<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,121 miles [9,850.8 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 6,876 miles [11,065.8 km]<1> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,784 miles [7,699.1 km]<1> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wisconsin

About Washburn County

About Wisconsin

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: www.co.washburn.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Springbrook) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springbrook. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.9486, Longitude: -91.6882       In this case, the coordinates for Springbrook have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Springbrook could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<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 Springbrook 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 317.173 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.015 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.505 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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