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Introduction ...

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

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

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Springdale

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 Springdale. 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 Springdale.

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

Sighting report for Dane County

Since Springdale is near Iowa County and also Green County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Iowa County

Sighting report for Green 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 Springdale ...

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.

Black Earth lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Springdale

Link to Google Map centered on Black Earth

Blue Mounds lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Springdale

Link to Google Map centered on Blue Mounds

Cross Plains lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Springdale

Link to Google Map centered on Cross Plains

Five Points lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Springdale

Link to Google Map centered on Five Points

Forward lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Springdale

Link to Google Map centered on Forward

Little Norway lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Springdale

Link to Google Map centered on Little Norway

Mount Horeb lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Springdale

Link to Google Map centered on Mount Horeb

Oak Hall lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Springdale

Link to Google Map centered on Oak Hall

Pheasant Branch lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Springdale

Link to Google Map centered on Pheasant Branch

Vermont lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Springdale

Link to Google Map centered on Vermont

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 Springdale. 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.

Actor. He was born in Manchester (England) on Sunday December 21, 1873 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Sunday May 21, 1922 at the age of 48. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin).

Madison is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Springdale

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Sydney Ainsworth<2>

Professional baseball. He was born in Madison (Wisconsin) on Saturday August 16, 1941 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Friday December 27, 1996 at the age of 55. He is buried at St. Barnabas Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin).

Madison is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Springdale

Madison is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Springdale

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene Matthew Brabender<2>

Author. He was born in Salina (Kansas) on Sunday September 29, 1912 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Thursday June 10, 1999 at the age of 86.

Madison is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Springdale

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kenneth Sydney Davis<2>

Comedian, actor. He was born in Madison (Wisconsin) on Saturday February 15, 1964 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Thursday December 18, 1997 at the age of 33.

Madison is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Springdale

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Christopher Crosby 'Chris' Farley<2>

Television personality. He was born in Mineral Point (Wisconsin) on Friday October 5, 1917 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Tueday June 9, 1981 at the age of 63. He is buried at Graceland Cemetery (Iowa County, Wisconsin).

Mineral Point is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Springdale

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allen Ludden<2>

Actor, artist. He was born in Austin (Texas) on Thursday December 16, 1982 and died in Mineral Point (Wisconsin) on Monday February 1, 2010 at the age of 27. He is buried at Restland Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas).

Mineral Point is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Springdale

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Justin Mentell<2>

Major League Baseball. He was born in Madison (Wisconsin) on Tueday September 14, 1869 and died in Kansas City (Missouri) on Saturday April 11, 1953 at the age of 83. He is buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri).

Madison is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Springdale

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Kid' Nichols<2>

Sculptor. He was born in Madison (Wisconsin) on Saturday November 22, 1924 and died in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Wednesday January 6, 1999 at the age of 74. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).

Madison is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Springdale

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Conrad Styles Severson<2>

Professional wrestler. He was born in Gurdon (Arkansas) on Wednesday January 30, 1924 and died in Fitchburg (Wisconsin) on Thursday March 20, 2003 at the age of 79. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin).

Fitchburg is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of Springdale

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur 'Sailor Art' Thomas, Sr.<2>

Major League Baseball. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Thursday March 7, 1929 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Friday August 8, 2014 at the age of 85. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin).

Madison is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Springdale

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert James 'Red' Wilson<2>

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

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

  • Madison, which is the Seat of Dane County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Springdale to Madison, 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 four to five hours.
  • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the East Northeast (ENE). The buggy would take four to five hours and walking would take most of a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 715 miles [1,150.7 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 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,200 miles [9,977.9 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 6,946 miles [11,178.5 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,837 miles [7,784.4 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Wisconsin

About Dane County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Dane County: www.co.dane.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 'straight-line' (or 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- Springdale) 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 Springdale. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Springdale

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springdale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.9978, Longitude: -89.6646     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Springdale 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 Springdale 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 315.796 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.04 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.272 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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