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Town of Springwater, Wisconsin

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Introduction ...

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

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

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Springwater

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 Springwater. 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 Springwater.

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

Sighting report for Waushara County

Since Springwater is near Waupaca County and also Portage County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Waupaca County

Sighting report for Portage County

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Communities Also Named Springwater ...

We have found one communities that share the name Springwater.

Within Wisconsin, the name Springwater is unique.

Beyond Wisconsin, there is another community also named Springwater in the United States.

Communities Elsewhere In North America

Livingston County

This Springwater is located in Livingston County and lies 591 miles [951.1 km]<1> to the east of the Springwater that is located in Waushara County.

Link to Google Map centered on Springwater

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Livingston County community of Springwater.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Springwater ...

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.

Blaine [Portage County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Springwater

Link to Google Map centered on Blaine

Brushville lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Springwater

Link to Google Map centered on Brushville

Chain O' Lakes [Waupaca County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Springwater

Link to Google Map centered on Chain O' Lakes

Indian Crossing [Waupaca County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Springwater

Link to Google Map centered on Indian Crossing

King [Waupaca County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Springwater

Link to Google Map centered on King

Little Hope [Waupaca County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Springwater

Link to Google Map centered on Little Hope

Pine River lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Springwater

Link to Google Map centered on Pine River

Poy Sippi lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Springwater

Link to Google Map centered on Poy Sippi

Redgranite lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Springwater

Link to Google Map centered on Redgranite

Rural [Waupaca County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Springwater

Link to Google Map centered on Rural

Silver Lake lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Springwater

Link to Google Map centered on Silver Lake

Wild Rose lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Springwater

Link to Google Map centered on Wild Rose

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 Springwater. 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Springwater

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

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

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

  • Wautoma, which is the Seat of Waushara County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Springwater to Wautoma, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Madison, which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 78 miles [125.5 km]<1> to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 725 miles [1,166.8 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 6,124 miles [9,855.6 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 6,872 miles [11,059.4 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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About Waushara County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Waushara County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

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- Springwater) 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 Springwater. 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 Springwater

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springwater. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.1991, Longitude: -89.1804     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Springwater 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:
<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 Springwater 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 315.455 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.82 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.672 degrees.






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