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Introduction ...

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

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 Springvale, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Springvale 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 Springvale:
    • 43.502763, -89.189559
    • 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 Springvale
       
  • 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 Springvale ...

We have found one communities that share the name Springvale.

There is one other community in Wisconsin which is also named Springvale.

Beyond Wisconsin.

  • Communities Located In Wisconsin ...

    • Fond du Lac County

      • This Springvale is located in Fond du Lac County and lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Springvale that is located in Columbia County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Springvale
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fond du Lac County community of Springvale.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Springvale ...

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.

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    • Columbus

      • Columbus lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Springvale
      • Link to Google Map centered on Columbus
    • East Friesland

      • East Friesland lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Springvale
      • Link to Google Map centered on East Friesland
    • Fall River

      • Fall River lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Springvale
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fall River
    • Fox Lake

      • Fox Lake [Dodge County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Springvale
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fox Lake
    • Fox Lake Junction

      • Fox Lake Junction [Dodge County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Springvale
      • Link to Google Map centered on Fox Lake Junction
    • Friesland

      • Friesland lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Springvale
      • Link to Google Map centered on Friesland
    • Lost Lake

      • Lost Lake [Dodge County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Springvale
      • Link to Google Map centered on Lost Lake
    • Lowville

      • Lowville lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Springvale
      • Link to Google Map centered on Lowville
    • Pardeeville

      • Pardeeville lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Springvale
      • Link to Google Map centered on Pardeeville
    • Portage

      • Portage lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Springvale
      • Link to Google Map centered on Portage
    • Randolph

      • Randolph [Dodge County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Springvale
      • Link to Google Map centered on Randolph

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 Springvale. 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.

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    • Carrie Chapman Catt     (Social reformer)

      • Social reformer. She was born in Ripon (Wisconsin) on Sunday January 9, 1859 and died in New Rochelle (New York) on Sunday March 9, 1947 at the age of 88. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Ripon is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Springvale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carrie Chapman Catt<2>
    • Dr. William David Sansum     (Medical pioneer)

      • 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 is buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California).
      • Baraboo is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Springvale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. William David Sansum<2>

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

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

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    • Portage, which is the Seat of Columbia County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Springvale to Portage, 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 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just over a day and walking would take most of two days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 705 miles [1,134.6 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.

    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,159 miles [9,911.9 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 6,905 miles [11,112.5 km]<1> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,796 miles [7,718.4 km]<1> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Columbia County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Columbia County: www.co.columbia.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- Springvale) 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 Springvale. 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 Springvale

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springvale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5028, Longitude: -89.1896     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Springvale 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 Springvale 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 315.47 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.739 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.882 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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