SPRINGFIELD is the capital of the State of Illinois and the county seat of Sangamon County. The city was founded in 1819, became the county seat in 1823, and received its city charter in 1840. It was made the capital of Illinois in 1837, and the Legislature convened here for the first time in 1839. As of 2005, the city population was around 115,000, disregarding unincorporated and surburban areas.------------------SPRINGFIELD is a city in Massachusetts. It is the county seat of Hampden CountyGR6. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 152,082. It is the third largest in Massachusetts and the fourth largest in New England (behind Boston, Providence and Worcester). According to a July 1, 2003 Census estimate of 152,157 people. The city is the largest (and also historically the first) city called Springfield in the United States. It is also the largest city on the Connecticut River and the largest city in Western Massachusetts and the Pioneer Valley. It is home to the Basketball Hall of Fame and the Springfield Falcons hockey team. It has a notable history as the home to Theodore Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, and as the birthplace of that great American pastime, basketball, invented by James Naismith at Springfield College. It is also home to the western world's largest collection of Chinese cloisonnÃ© at the G.W. Vincent Smith Art Museum. With Hartford, Connecticut, greater Springfield constitutes New England's Knowledge Corridor.---------Springfield is the third largest city in Missouri. It is the county seat of Greene County.-------------SPRINGFIELD is the county seat of Clark County in the State of Ohio. It is situated on Mad River and Buck Creek, 45 miles west of Columbus. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 65,358. Springfield is home to Wittenberg University, a private liberal-arts college of approximately 2000 students. In 2004, Springfield was chosen an "All-American City."
In 1983, Newsweek featured Springfield in its 50th anniversary issue, entitled, "The American Dream." It chronicled the impact of the past 50 years on five local families.----------------SPRINGFIELD is a city in Lane County, Oregon, separated from Eugene, Oregon primarily by the I-5 highway. Springfield was named after a natural spring located in a field or prairie within the current city boundaries. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 52,864. Recent estimations put the population around 60,000. Springfield has two high schools: Springfield and Thurston Senior High.------------Springfield, Colorado.
Springfield is a town in Baca County, Colorado, United States. The population was 1,562 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Baca County. The town was named for Springfield, Missouri, the origin of early settlers to the town.------------SPRINGFIELD is a city in Bay County, Florida, east of Panama City. The population was 8,810 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 8,990 . Springfield was incorporated on February 12, 1935.
Unlike much of Bay County, Springfield has been mostly left out of the recent real estate boom, possibly due to the large and odiferous chemical mill and paper plant on the city's waterfront.--------------SPRINGFIELD is a city in Effingham County, Georgia, United States. The population was 1,821 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Effingham County.
Today, Springfield is the seat of government for Effingham County. But, it hasn't always been that way. Ebenezer held that position from 1797 to 1799. In 1799, Effingham County had three different county seats. The state legislature appointed a commission to select a new centrally located site for the permanent county seat. A location five miles from the center of the county was chosen and named Springfield.
The county government surveyed the new town, and designated streets, lots, and the public squares that were to be used for the courthouse and the jail. The lots were sold to finance the construction of these public buildings. A map drawn in 1821 shows four north - south streets and nine east - west streets. Development of the new county seat was slow. At the turn of the century, it was listed as having only about twelve houses.
But a 1907 map showed the introduction of the railroad, four new east - west streets, and several new north - south streets. This time period saw the greatest growth in Springfield. The Brinson Railroad from Savannah was built about 1907, as was the George M. Brinson Sawmill. In 1908 the present County Courthouse was constructed. In the decade from 1900 to 1910, the population of Springfield increased to 500 from 134.
Much of the early architecture was lost due to a series of fires from the late 1800s through the 1960s. This loss should serve to underline the importance of the courthouse and its surrounding residential structures.---------------SPRINGFIELD is a city in Washington County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 2,634 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Washington County.---------SPRINGFIELD is a town in Livingston Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 395 at the 2000 census.-----------------SPRINGFIELD is a town in Penobscot County, Maine, United States. The population was 379 at the 2000 census.-------------------SPRINGFIELD is a city in Calhoun County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is part of the Battle Creek, Michigan Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 5,189.-------SPRINGFIELD is a city in Brown County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 2,215 at the 2000 census.---------SPRINGFIELD is a city in Sarpy County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 1,450 at the 2000 census. Springfield is the site of the Sarpy County fair held every August.---------------SPRINGFIELD is a town in Sullivan County, New Hampshire, USA. The population was 945 at the 2000 census. Gile State Forest is located within the town.----------SPRINGFIELD Township is a township in Union County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 14,429.
The little known, but extremely critical, Battle of Springfield was fought here, the last of many battles of the American Revolutionary War to be fought in New Jersey.
Springfield is the home of the Baltusrol Golf Club, which was the host to the 2005 PGA Championship. It has also hosted other golf Major Championships, including the U.S. Open, held on seven occasions at Baltusrol, most recently in 1993.-----------SPRINGFIELD is a town in Otsego County, New York, approximately 50 mi (80.5 km) west of Schenectady. The population was 1,350 at the 2000 census.--------SPRINGFIELD Township, or simply Springfield, is a township and a Census Designated Place in Delaware County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The population was 23,677 at the 2000 census. Springfield is a suburb of Philadelphia, located about 10 miles west of the city.---------------SPRINGFIELD is a town in Orangeburg County, South Carolina, United States. The population was 504 at the 2000 census.--------------SPRINGFIELD is a city in Bon Homme County, South Dakota, USA. The population was 792 at the 2000 census.----------------SPRINGFIELDis a city in Robertson County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 14,329 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Robertson County.----------SPRINGFIELD is a town in Windsor County, Vermont, United States. The population was 9,078 at the 2000 census.------------SPRINGFIELD is an unincorporated community in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. Within Springfield are three census-designated places: Springfield CDP, West Springfield CDP, and North Springfield CDP, though all are officially titled Springfield by the United States Postal Service.
The Springfield CDP is recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau with a community population was 30,417 as of the 2000 census.----------------SPRINGFIELD is a formerly incorporated in northwestern Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. According to the 2000 census, the Springfield community has a population of 1,096 . Springfield is located north of Romney along West Virginia Route 28 at its junction with Green Spring Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 1) and Springfield Pike (West Virginia Secondary Route 3). It is currently considering incorporation.----------------------SPRINGFIELD is a town in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 2,762 at the 2000 census.------------------SPRINGFIELD is a town in Jackson County, Wisconsin, USA. The population was 567 at the 2000 census.---------------SPRINGFIELD is a town in Marquette County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 628 at the 2000 census.--------------------SPRINGFIELD is a town in St. Croix County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 808 at the 2000 census.----------------SPRINGFIELD is an unincorporated town located in Walworth County, Wisconsin.
Located just northeast of Lake Geneva, it contains a mere eight streets. Despite its size, it does have a long history, dating back nearly two-hundred years. Many of its early settlers are buried at the nearby Union Cemetery. Some even fought in the American Civil War.
A few homes remain from the Victorian Era, although some are condemned and are considered unsafe.-----------------SPRINGFIELD is the fictional city in which the TV series The Simpsons is set. It is located near Shelbyville and Capitol City in a state whose name is never mentioned.
Founded in 1796 by Jebediah Springfield, Springfield seems to be a small city rather than a megalopolis. Its features include one nuclear power plant; a vaguely Protestant Church; two elementary schools (Springfield Elementary School and West Springfield Elementary School); Springfield Preparatory School; Springfield University; Springfield A&M; Springfield Heights Institute of Technology; several museums; a 'Knowledgeum'; a minor league baseball stadium; an airport; an ocean harbor and Squid Port; a waterfront casino; a downtown district; Springfield Gorge; several massive mountains, including the 'Murderhorn'; a dog track (Springfield Downs); a large tire yard (which has been on fire for well over 35 years); a ghetto; a Russian district; its own Little Italy, Greek Town, and Little Bangkok District; an entirely Jewish neighborhood; Moe's, a bar run by Moe Szyslak; many interesting restaurants, including 'The Texas Cheesecake Depository', 'The Frying Dutchman' and 'Professor P. J. Cornucopiaâ€™s Fantastic Foodmagorium and Great American Steakery'; and Barney's Bowl-A-Rama, a bowling alley run by Barney Gumble's uncle.
Springfield's nearest neighboring town is Shelbyville.