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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Springfield to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Springfield to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Grove Hill [Map], which is the Seat of Clarke County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Springfield to Grove Hill, 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.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 94 miles [151.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 775 miles [1,247.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 31 days and walking would take 44 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,672 miles [10,737.5 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 7,377 miles [11,872.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,255 miles [8,457.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Springfield ...

We have found 105 communities that share the name Springfield.

Within Alabama, there are 3 communities which are also named Springfield. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 89 communities in the United States and Canada - with 86 of those located in the United States.

In addition to the above occurrences of Springfield, we know of 13 communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

We have broken our list into three sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama

Communities located internationally


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Elmore County

Our profile page for Springfield, Elmore County   [Map]
Distance: About 93 miles [149.7 km] to the East Northeast

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Springfield, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 212 miles [341.2 km] to the North

Randolph County

Our profile page for Springfield, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 171 miles [275.2 km] to the Northeast


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Conway County

Our profile page for Springfield, Conway County   [Map]
Distance: About 363 miles [584.2 km] to the Northwest

Mississippi County

Our profile page for Springfield, Mississippi County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 316 miles [508.6 km] to the North Northwest

California

Tuolumne County

Our profile page for Springfield, Tuolumne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,886 miles [3,035.2 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Baca County

Our profile page for Springfield, Baca County   [Map]
Distance: About 926 miles [1,490.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Bay County

Our profile page for Springfield, Bay County   [Map]
Distance: About 171 miles [275.2 km] to the Southeast

Duval County

Our profile page for Springfield, Duval County   [Map]
Distance: About 375 miles [603.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Georgia

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Springfield, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 244 miles [392.7 km] to the Northeast

Clayton County

Our profile page for Springfield, Clayton County   [Map]
Distance: About 234 miles [376.6 km] to the East Northeast

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Springfield, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 246 miles [395.9 km] to the Northeast

Dougherty County

Our profile page for Springfield, Dougherty County   [Map]
Distance: About 205 miles [329.9 km] to the East

Early County

Our profile page for Springfield, Early County   [Map]
Distance: About 172 miles [276.8 km] to the East Southeast

Effingham County

Our profile page for Springfield, Effingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 378 miles [608.3 km] to the East

Hancock County

Our profile page for Springfield, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 300 miles [482.8 km] to the East Northeast

Newton County

Our profile page for Springfield, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the East Northeast

Richmond County

Our profile page for Springfield, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 349 miles [561.7 km] to the East Northeast

Taliaferro County

Our profile page for Springfield, Taliaferro County   [Map]
Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Idaho

Bingham County

Our profile page for Springfield, Bingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,562 miles [2,513.8 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Sangamon County

Our profile page for Springfield, Sangamon County   [Map]
Distance: About 558 miles [898 km] to the North

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Indiana

Franklin County

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

LaPorte County

Our profile page for Springfield, LaPorte County   [Map]
Distance: About 684 miles [1,100.8 km] to the North

Posey County

Our profile page for Springfield, Posey County   [Map]
Distance: About 428 miles [688.8 km] to the North

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Iowa

Keokuk County

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

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Kansas

Anderson County

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

Brown County

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

Cherokee County

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

Jefferson County

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

Linn County

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

Mitchell County

Our profile page for Springfield, 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.

Seward County

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

Wabaunsee County

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

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Kentucky

Washington County

Our profile page for Springfield, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 429 miles [690.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Livingston Parish

Our profile page for Springfield, Livingston Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 191 miles [307.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Springfield, Penobscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,406 miles [2,262.7 km] to the Northeast

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Springfield   [Map]
Distance: About 1,339 miles [2,154.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Maryland

Calvert County

Our profile page for Springfield, Calvert County   [Map]
Distance: About 786 miles [1,264.9 km] to the Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Springfield, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 774 miles [1,245.6 km] to the Northeast

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Springfield, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 789 miles [1,269.8 km] to the Northeast

Talbot County

Our profile page for Springfield, Talbot County   [Map]
Distance: About 811 miles [1,305.2 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Hampden County

Our profile page for Springfield, Hampden County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,096 miles [1,763.8 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Springfield, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 737 miles [1,186.1 km] to the North

Kalkaska County

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

Oakland County

Our profile page for Springfield, Oakland County   [Map]
Distance: About 789 miles [1,269.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Minnesota

Brown County

Our profile page for Springfield, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 941 miles [1,514.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Springfield, Jefferson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 201 miles [323.5 km] to the West

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Missouri

Greene County

Our profile page for Springfield, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Sarpy County

Our profile page for Springfield, Sarpy County   [Map]
Distance: About 789 miles [1,269.8 km] to the North Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Springfield   [Map]
Distance: About 1,453 miles [2,338.4 km] to the Northeast

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New Hampshire

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Springfield, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,174 miles [1,889.4 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for Springfield, Burlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 925 miles [1,488.6 km] to the Northeast

Union County

Our profile page for Springfield, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 966 miles [1,554.6 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Otsego County

Our profile page for Springfield, Otsego County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,036 miles [1,667.3 km] to the Northeast

Queens County

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

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Springfield   [Map]
Distance: About 2,103 miles [3,384.5 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Guilford County

Our profile page for Springfield, Guilford County   [Map]
Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the Northeast

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Springfield, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 456 miles [733.9 km] to the East Northeast

Scotland County

Our profile page for Springfield, Scotland County   [Map]
Distance: About 516 miles [830.4 km] to the East Northeast

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Springfield, Wilkes County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 488 miles [785.4 km] to the Northeast

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Nova Scotia

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

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Ohio

Clark County

Our profile page for Springfield, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 600 miles [965.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

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

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Oregon

Lane County

Our profile page for Springfield, Lane County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,075 miles [3,339.4 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Bradford County

Our profile page for Springfield, Bradford County   [Map]
Distance: About 919 miles [1,479 km] to the Northeast

Chester County

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

Cumberland County

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

Delaware County

Our profile page for Springfield, Delaware County   [Map]
Distance: About 891 miles [1,433.9 km] to the Northeast

Erie County

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

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Springfield   [Map]
Distance: About 1,630 miles [2,623.2 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Springfield, Beaufort County   [Map]
Distance: About 419 miles [674.3 km] to the East

Charleston County

Our profile page for Springfield, Charleston County   [Map]
Distance: About 454 miles [730.6 km] to the East

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Springfield, Orangeburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the East Northeast

Spartanburg County

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

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South Dakota

Bon Homme County

Our profile page for Springfield, Bon Homme County   [Map]
Distance: About 941 miles [1,514.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Tennessee

Blount County

Our profile page for Springfield, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 349 miles [561.7 km] to the Northeast

Robertson County

Our profile page for Springfield, Robertson County   [Map]
Distance: About 325 miles [523 km] to the North

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Texas

Anderson County

Our profile page for Springfield, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the West

Jim Wells County

Our profile page for Springfield, Jim Wells County   [Map]
Distance: About 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the West Southwest

Limestone County

Our profile page for Springfield, Limestone County   [Map]
Distance: About 512 miles [824 km] to the West

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Vermont

Windsor County

Our profile page for Springfield, Windsor County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,148 miles [1,847.5 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Albemarle County

Our profile page for Springfield, Albemarle County   [Map]
Distance: About 683 miles [1,099.2 km] to the Northeast

Danville City

Our profile page for Springfield, Danville City   [Map]
Distance: About 576 miles [927 km] to the Northeast

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Springfield, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 764 miles [1,229.5 km] to the Northeast

Fauquier County

Our profile page for Springfield, Fauquier County   [Map]
Distance: About 735 miles [1,182.9 km] to the Northeast

Page County

Our profile page for Springfield, Page County   [Map]
Distance: About 707 miles [1,137.8 km] to the Northeast

Rockbridge County

Our profile page for Springfield, Rockbridge County   [Map]
Distance: About 612 miles [984.9 km] to the Northeast

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Springfield, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 751 miles [1,208.6 km] to the Northeast

York County

Our profile page for Springfield, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 735 miles [1,182.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Pierce County

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

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West Virginia

Hampshire County

Our profile page for Springfield, Hampshire County   [Map]
Distance: About 731 miles [1,176.4 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Walworth County

Our profile page for Springfield, Walworth County   [Map]
Distance: About 747 miles [1,202.2 km] to the North

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Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


Australia

- Tasmania   [Map]

Distance: About 9,348 miles [15,044.1 km] to the West Southwest

- Victoria   [Map]

Distance: About 9,454 miles [15,214.7 km] to the West Southwest

- South Australia   [Map]

Distance: About 9,770 miles [15,723.3 km] to the West Southwest

Barbados   [Map]

Distance: About 2,199 miles [3,538.9 km] to the East Southeast

Scotland   [Map]

Distance: About 4,223 miles [6,796.3 km] to the Northeast

England   [Map]

Distance: About 4,455 miles [7,169.6 km] to the Northeast

Ireland   [Map]

Distance: About 4,110 miles [6,614.4 km] to the Northeast

Jamaica

- Saint Elizabeth   [Map]

Distance: About 1,126 miles [1,812.1 km] to the Southeast

- Saint Thomas   [Map]

Distance: About 1,199 miles [1,929.6 km] to the Southeast

New Zealand

- Canterbury   [Map]

Distance: About 8,161 miles [13,133.9 km] to the Southwest

- Bay of Plenty   [Map]

Distance: About 7,824 miles [12,591.5 km] to the West Southwest

South Africa

- Eastern Cape   [Map]

Distance: About 8,631 miles [13,890.2 km] to the East Southeast

- Orange Free State   [Map]

Distance: About 8,615 miles [13,864.5 km] to the East Southeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springfield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8338, Longitude: -87.7619     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Springfield 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 Springfield 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 314.129 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.58 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 311.013 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 Springfield, 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Springfield.



 
 
 

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