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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Willow Springs to:

  • Waukesha [Map], which is the Seat of Waukesha County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Willow Springs to Waukesha, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Madison [Map], which is the State Capital of Wisconsin, lies 60 miles [96.6 km] to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] 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 [Map]) is 649 miles [1,044.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 37 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,141 miles [9,883 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,884 miles [11,078.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,772 miles [7,679.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Willow Springs ...

We have found 29 communities that share the name Willow Springs.

While the name Willow Springs is unique within Wisconsin, we know of another 29 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Wisconsin

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Alabama

Elmore County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Elmore County   [Map]
Distance: About 744 miles [1,197.4 km] to the South

Arizona

Coconino County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Coconino County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,318 miles [2,121.1 km] to the West Southwest

California

Kern County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Kern County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,702 miles [2,739.1 km] to the West

Lassen County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Lassen County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Lassen County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Mono County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Mono County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,650 miles [2,655.4 km] to the West

Tuolumne County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Tuolumne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,708 miles [2,748.8 km] to the West

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Colorado

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 911 miles [1,466.1 km] to the West

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Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 98 miles [157.7 km] to the South

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Kansas

Douglas County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Douglas County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Douglas County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Franklin County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Franklin County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Franklin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Mitchell County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Mitchell County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Mitchell County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Missouri

Howell County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Howell County   [Map]
Distance: About 469 miles [754.8 km] to the South Southwest

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Nebraska

Garfield County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Garfield County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 563 miles [906.1 km] to the West

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Nevada

Nye County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Nye County
This community is historic.
Although located in Nye County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Mexico

Union County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Union County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 922 miles [1,483.8 km] to the West Southwest

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North Carolina

Johnston County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Johnston County   [Map]
Distance: About 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the Southeast

Wake County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Wake County   [Map]
Distance: About 724 miles [1,165.2 km] to the Southeast

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Oklahoma

Oklahoma County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Oklahoma County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Oklahoma County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Pennsylvania

Columbia County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Columbia County   [Map]
Distance: About 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the East

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Westmoreland County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Westmoreland County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Tennessee

Hamblen County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Hamblen County   [Map]
Distance: About 543 miles [873.9 km] to the South Southeast

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Texas

Fayette County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,020 miles [1,641.5 km] to the South Southwest

Gregg County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Gregg County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Gregg County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Rains County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Rains County   [Map]
Distance: About 822 miles [1,322.9 km] to the South Southwest

San Jacinto County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, San Jacinto County   [Map]
Distance: About 944 miles [1,519.2 km] to the South Southwest

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Virginia

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the East Southeast

Russell County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Russell County   [Map]
Distance: About 540 miles [869 km] to the Southeast

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West Virginia

Ohio County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Ohio County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 437 miles [703.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Wyoming

Crook County

Our profile page for Willow Springs, Crook County   [Map]
Distance: About 798 miles [1,284.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Willow Springs ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Butler   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East of Willow Springs   [Map]
Elm Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Fussville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Hartland   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Lake Five   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Marcy   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Meeker   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Rockfield   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Victory Center   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Willow Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [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 Willow Springs. 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.

Lamont Bentley     (Artimus Lamont Bentley)
  Actor. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Thursday October 25, 1973 and died in San Diego (California) on Tueday January 18, 2005 at an age of 31. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Milwaukee [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Willow Springs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lamont Bentley<9>
 
Pamela Owen Britton     (Born as Armilda Jane Owen)
  Actress. She was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Monday March 19, 1923 and died in Arlington Heights (Illinois) on Monday June 17, 1974 at an age of 51. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Milwaukee [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Willow Springs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pamela Owen Britton
 
Ernest Thorwald 'Ernie' Johnson, Jr.
  Sportscaster. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Tueday August 7, 1956

Milwaukee [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Willow Springs
 
Reggie 'The Crusher' Lisowski     (Reginald Lisowski)
  Professional wrestler. He was born in South Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Sunday July 11, 1926 and died in South Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Saturday October 22, 2005 at an age of 79. He was buried at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin) [Map].

South Milwaukee [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Willow Springs

South Milwaukee [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Willow Springs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reggie 'The Crusher' Lisowski
 
Alfred Lunt     (Alfred Davis Lunt, Jr.)
  Oscar nominated actor. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Friday August 12, 1892 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday August 3, 1977 at an age of 85. He was buried at Forest Home Cemetery (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Milwaukee [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Willow Springs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alfred Lunt
 
John Daniel Matuszak
  Actor, professional football. He was born in Oak Creek (Wisconsin) on Wednesday October 25, 1950 and died in Burbank (California) on Saturday June 17, 1989 at an age of 38. He was buried at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery (Milwaukee County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Oak Creek [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Willow Springs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Daniel Matuszak
 
Les Paul     (Born as Lester William Polsfuss)
  Musician. He was born in Waukesha (Wisconsin) on Wednesday June 9, 1915 and died in White Plains (New York) on Wednesday August 12, 2009 at an age of 94. He was buried at Prairie Home Cemetery (Waukesha County, Wisconsin) [Map].

Waukesha [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Willow Springs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Les Paul
 
Spencer Tracy     (Spencer Bonaventure Tracy)
  Oscar winning actor. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Thursday April 5, 1900 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Saturday June 10, 1967 at an age of 67. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Milwaukee [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Willow Springs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Spencer Tracy
 
Gene Wilder     (Born as Jerome Silberman Wilder)
  Actor, screenwriter, director, author. He was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Sunday June 11, 1933 and died in Stamford (Connecticut) on Monday August 29, 2016 at an age of 83.

Milwaukee [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Willow Springs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gene Wilder

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Willow Springs. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Willow Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Willow Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.1389, Longitude: -88.1843     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Willow Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Willow Springs to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 314.793 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.917 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.472 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Willow Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Willow Springs could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<9>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.

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