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Introduction ...

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

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Springfield

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. 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.

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

Sighting report for Marquette County

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

Sighting report for Adams 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

Communities Also Named Springfield ...

We have found five communities that share the name Springfield.

There are three communities within Wisconsin that are also named Springfield.

Beyond Wisconsin, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

Communities Also Located In Wisconsin

This Springfield is located in Dane County and lies 53 miles [85.3 km]<1> to the south of the Springfield that is located in Marquette County.

Link to Google Map centered on Springfield

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dane County community of Springfield.

This Springfield is located in Jackson County and lies 81 miles [130.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Springfield that is located in Marquette County.

Link to Google Map centered on Springfield

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Springfield.

This Springfield is located in Saint Croix County and lies 150 miles [241.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Springfield that is located in Marquette County.

Link to Google Map centered on Springfield

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Croix County community of Springfield.

Communities Elsewhere In North America

Otsego County

This Springfield is located in Otsego County and lies 739 miles [1,189.3 km]<1> to the east of the Springfield that is located in Marquette County.

Link to Google Map centered on Springfield

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Otsego County community of Springfield.

Windsor County

This Springfield is located in Windsor County and lies 852 miles [1,371.2 km]<1> to the east of the Springfield that is located in Marquette County.

Link to Google Map centered on Springfield

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Windsor County community of Springfield.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Springfield ...

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 [Adams County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Springfield

Link to Google Map centered on Big Flats

Big Spring [Adams County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Springfield

Link to Google Map centered on Big Spring

Cottonville [Adams County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Springfield

Link to Google Map centered on Cottonville

Dakota [Waushara County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Springfield

Link to Google Map centered on Dakota

Endeavor lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Springfield

Link to Google Map centered on Endeavor

Friendship [Adams County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Springfield

Link to Google Map centered on Friendship

Grand Marsh [Adams County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Springfield

Link to Google Map centered on Grand Marsh

Pilot Knob [Adams County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Springfield

Link to Google Map centered on Pilot Knob

Silver Lake [Waushara County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Springfield

Link to Google Map centered on Silver Lake

Springbluff [Adams County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Springfield

Link to Google Map centered on Springbluff

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. 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Springfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Belle Boyd<2>

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

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

  • Montello, which is the Seat of Marquette County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Springfield to Montello, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour, it would take 6 hours 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 59 miles [95 km]<1> to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 733 miles [1,179.6 km]<1> to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,150 miles [9,897.5 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 6,897 miles [11,099.6 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,791 miles [7,710.4 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Marquette County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marquette County: www.co.marquette.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Springfield) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Springfield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Town of Springfield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.9305, Longitude: -89.5326     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Springfield 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 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 315.70 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.061 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.936 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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