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Introduction ...

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

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

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Springfield Corners

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 Springfield Corners. 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 Springfield Corners.

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 Springfield Corners is near Columbia County and also Sauk County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Columbia County

Sighting report for Sauk 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 Springfield Corners ...

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   -   9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the Southwest of Springfield Corners   [Map]

Catfish (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Cross Plains   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Dane   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Darwin (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

DeForest   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Lutheran Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Maple Bluff   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Martinsville   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Pheasant Branch   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Pilgrim Village   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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 Springfield Corners. 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) [Map] on Sunday December 21, 1873 and died in Madison (Wisconsin) on Sunday May 21, 1922 at the age of 48. He was buried at Forest Hill Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Madison [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast of Springfield Corners

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 was buried at St. Barnabas Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Madison [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast of Springfield Corners

Madison [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast of Springfield Corners

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eugene Matthew Brabender

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 [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast of Springfield Corners

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kenneth Sydney Davis

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 [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast of Springfield Corners

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Christopher Crosby 'Chris' Farley

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 was buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery (Jackson County, Missouri) [Map].

Madison [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast of Springfield Corners

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Kid' Nichols

Medical pioneer. He was born in Baraboo (Wisconsin) on Saturday September 25, 1880 and died in Santa Barbara (California) on Monday January 5, 1948 at the age of 67. He was buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California) [Map].

Baraboo [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Springfield Corners

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. William David Sansum

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 was buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri) [Map].

Madison [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast of Springfield Corners

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Conrad Styles Severson

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 was buried at Forest Hill Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Fitchburg [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Springfield Corners

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

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 was buried at Forest Hill Cemetery (Dane County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Madison [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast of Springfield Corners

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert James 'Red' Wilson

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

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

  • Madison [Map], which is the Seat of Dane County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Springfield Corners to Madison, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE). The buggy would take nearly four hours and walking would take five to six hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 715 miles [1,150.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] 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 [Map]) is 6,187 miles [9,957 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,933 miles [11,157.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,824 miles [7,763.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Dane County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Springfield Corners. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Springfield Corners) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springfield Corners. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1919, Longitude: -89.5665     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Springfield Corners 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 Springfield Corners 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 315.729 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.99 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.166 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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