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Town of Springvale, Wisconsin
(Fond du Lac County)

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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.

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Springvale

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 Springvale. 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 Springvale.

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 Fond du Lac County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

Sighting report for Fond du Lac County

Since Springvale is near Dodge County and also Winnebago County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Dodge County

Sighting report for Winnebago 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 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 Also Located In Wisconsin

This Springvale is located in Columbia County and lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of the Springvale that is located in Fond du Lac County.

Link to Google Map centered on Springvale

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbia 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.

Eldorado lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Springvale

Link to Google Map centered on Eldorado

Fairwater lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Springvale

Link to Google Map centered on Fairwater

Green Lake [Green Lake County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Springvale

Link to Google Map centered on Green Lake

Green Lake Station [Green Lake County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Springvale

Link to Google Map centered on Green Lake Station

Oak Center lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Springvale

Link to Google Map centered on Oak Center

Pleasant Point [Green Lake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Springvale

Link to Google Map centered on Pleasant Point

Ring [Winnebago County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Springvale

Link to Google Map centered on Ring

Rogersville lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Springvale

Link to Google Map centered on Rogersville

Rush Lake [Winnebago County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Springvale

Link to Google Map centered on Rush Lake

Sandstone Bluff [Green Lake County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Springvale

Link to Google Map centered on Sandstone Bluff

Spring Grove [Green Lake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Springvale

Link to Google Map centered on Spring Grove

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.

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of Springvale

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carrie Chapman Catt<2>

Major League Baseball. He was born in Zion (Illinois) on Tueday December 14, 1915 and died in Fond du Lac (Wisconsin) on Friday April 5, 2002 at the age of 86. He is buried at Ledgeview Memorial Park (Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin).

Fond du Lac is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of Springvale

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Walford 'Lil Abner' Erickson<2>

Major League Baseball. He was born in Woodland (Wisconsin) on Monday April 12, 1880 and died in Toledo (Ohio) on Friday April 14, 1911 at the age of 31. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Lucas County, Ohio).

Woodland is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Springvale

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Adrian 'Addie' Joss<2>

Actress. She was born in Oshkosh (Wisconsin) on Wednesday September 12, 1860 and died in Oshkosh (Wisconsin) on Monday November 18, 1929 at the age of 69. She is buried at Riverside Cemetery (Winnebago County, Wisconsin).

Oshkosh is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Springvale

Oshkosh is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Springvale

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alice Washburn<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:

  • Fond du Lac, which is the Seat of Fond du Lac County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Springvale to Fond du Lac, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 59 miles [95 km]<1> to the Southwest (SW). 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 691 miles [1,112.1 km]<1> to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,129 miles [9,863.7 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 6,874 miles [11,062.6 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,766 miles [7,670.1 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Fond du Lac County

About Wisconsin

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 Fond du Lac County: www.co.fond-du-lac.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 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 for your convenience: 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: 43.7639, Longitude: -88.7054     [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 315.137 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.397 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.554 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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