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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 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:

  • Wetumpka [Map], which is the Seat of Elmore County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Springfield to Wetumpka, 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). The buggy would take four to five hours and walking would take 6 hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 683 miles [1,099.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 27 days and walking would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,581 miles [10,591.1 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 7,284 miles [11,722.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,162 miles [8,307.4 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

Clarke County

Our profile page for Springfield, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 93 miles [149.7 km] to the West Southwest

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Springfield, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 173 miles [278.4 km] to the North Northwest

Randolph County

Our profile page for Springfield, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 77 miles [123.9 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 401 miles [645.3 km] to the West Northwest

Mississippi County

Our profile page for Springfield, Mississippi County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 322 miles [518.2 km] to the Northwest

California

Tuolumne County

Our profile page for Springfield, Tuolumne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,944 miles [3,128.6 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Baca County

Our profile page for Springfield, Baca County   [Map]
Distance: About 977 miles [1,572.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Bay County

Our profile page for Springfield, Bay County   [Map]
Distance: About 169 miles [272 km] to the South Southeast

Duval County

Our profile page for Springfield, Duval County   [Map]
Distance: About 315 miles [506.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Georgia

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Springfield, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 153 miles [246.2 km] to the Northeast

Clayton County

Our profile page for Springfield, Clayton County   [Map]
Distance: About 140 miles [225.3 km] to the East Northeast

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Springfield, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 153 miles [246.2 km] to the Northeast

Dougherty County

Our profile page for Springfield, Dougherty County   [Map]
Distance: About 138 miles [222.1 km] to the East Southeast

Early County

Our profile page for Springfield, Early County   [Map]
Distance: About 126 miles [202.8 km] to the Southeast

Effingham County

Our profile page for Springfield, Effingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 295 miles [474.8 km] to the East

Hancock County

Our profile page for Springfield, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 207 miles [333.1 km] to the East Northeast

Newton County

Our profile page for Springfield, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 157 miles [252.7 km] to the East Northeast

Richmond County

Our profile page for Springfield, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 257 miles [413.6 km] to the East Northeast

Taliaferro County

Our profile page for Springfield, Taliaferro County   [Map]
Distance: About 212 miles [341.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Idaho

Bingham County

Our profile page for Springfield, Bingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,600 miles [2,575 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Sangamon County

Our profile page for Springfield, Sangamon County   [Map]
Distance: About 533 miles [857.8 km] to the North Northwest

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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 635 miles [1,021.9 km] to the North

Posey County

Our profile page for Springfield, Posey County   [Map]
Distance: About 390 miles [627.6 km] to the North Northwest

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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 363 miles [584.2 km] to the North

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Louisiana

Livingston Parish

Our profile page for Springfield, Livingston Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 284 miles [457.1 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Springfield, Penobscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,317 miles [2,119.5 km] to the Northeast

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Springfield   [Map]
Distance: About 1,322 miles [2,127.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Maryland

Calvert County

Our profile page for Springfield, Calvert County   [Map]
Distance: About 694 miles [1,116.9 km] to the Northeast

Montgomery County

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

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Springfield, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 697 miles [1,121.7 km] to the Northeast

Talbot County

Our profile page for Springfield, Talbot County   [Map]
Distance: About 718 miles [1,155.5 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Hampden County

Our profile page for Springfield, Hampden County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,005 miles [1,617.4 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Springfield, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 679 miles [1,092.7 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 723 miles [1,163.6 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Brown County

Our profile page for Springfield, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 932 miles [1,499.9 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 286 miles [460.3 km] to the West

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Missouri

Greene County

Our profile page for Springfield, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 507 miles [815.9 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Sarpy County

Our profile page for Springfield, Sarpy County   [Map]
Distance: About 799 miles [1,285.9 km] to the Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Springfield   [Map]
Distance: About 1,364 miles [2,195.1 km] to the Northeast

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New Hampshire

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Springfield, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,084 miles [1,744.5 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for Springfield, Burlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 833 miles [1,340.6 km] to the Northeast

Union County

Our profile page for Springfield, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 874 miles [1,406.6 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Otsego County

Our profile page for Springfield, Otsego County   [Map]
Distance: About 948 miles [1,525.7 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 2,011 miles [3,236.4 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Guilford County

Our profile page for Springfield, Guilford County   [Map]
Distance: About 434 miles [698.5 km] to the Northeast

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Springfield, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 363 miles [584.2 km] to the East Northeast

Scotland County

Our profile page for Springfield, Scotland County   [Map]
Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the East Northeast

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Springfield, Wilkes County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 396 miles [637.3 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 531 miles [854.6 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 2,116 miles [3,405.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Bradford County

Our profile page for Springfield, Bradford County   [Map]
Distance: About 832 miles [1,339 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 799 miles [1,285.9 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 1,540 miles [2,478.4 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Springfield, Beaufort County   [Map]
Distance: About 334 miles [537.5 km] to the East

Charleston County

Our profile page for Springfield, Charleston County   [Map]
Distance: About 367 miles [590.6 km] to the East

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Springfield, Orangeburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 302 miles [486 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 949 miles [1,527.3 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Blount County

Our profile page for Springfield, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the North Northeast

Robertson County

Our profile page for Springfield, Robertson County   [Map]
Distance: About 276 miles [444.2 km] to the North

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Texas

Anderson County

Our profile page for Springfield, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 551 miles [886.7 km] to the West

Jim Wells County

Our profile page for Springfield, Jim Wells County   [Map]
Distance: About 778 miles [1,252.1 km] to the West Southwest

Limestone County

Our profile page for Springfield, Limestone County   [Map]
Distance: About 594 miles [956 km] to the West

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Vermont

Windsor County

Our profile page for Springfield, Windsor County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,058 miles [1,702.7 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Albemarle County

Our profile page for Springfield, Albemarle County   [Map]
Distance: About 591 miles [951.1 km] to the Northeast

Danville City

Our profile page for Springfield, Danville City   [Map]
Distance: About 483 miles [777.3 km] to the Northeast

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Springfield, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the Northeast

Fauquier County

Our profile page for Springfield, Fauquier County   [Map]
Distance: About 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the Northeast

Page County

Our profile page for Springfield, Page County   [Map]
Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the Northeast

Rockbridge County

Our profile page for Springfield, Rockbridge County   [Map]
Distance: About 520 miles [836.9 km] to the Northeast

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Springfield, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the Northeast

York County

Our profile page for Springfield, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 641 miles [1,031.6 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 642 miles [1,033.2 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Walworth County

Our profile page for Springfield, Walworth County   [Map]
Distance: About 707 miles [1,137.8 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 9,441 miles [15,193.8 km] to the West Southwest

- Victoria   [Map]

Distance: About 9,546 miles [15,362.8 km] to the West Southwest

- South Australia   [Map]

Distance: About 9,861 miles [15,869.7 km] to the West Southwest

Barbados   [Map]

Distance: About 2,154 miles [3,466.5 km] to the East Southeast

Scotland   [Map]

Distance: About 4,135 miles [6,654.6 km] to the Northeast

England   [Map]

Distance: About 4,364 miles [7,023.2 km] to the Northeast

Ireland   [Map]

Distance: About 4,020 miles [6,469.6 km] to the Northeast

Jamaica

- Saint Elizabeth   [Map]

Distance: About 1,122 miles [1,805.7 km] to the South Southeast

- Saint Thomas   [Map]

Distance: About 1,188 miles [1,911.9 km] to the Southeast

New Zealand

- Canterbury   [Map]

Distance: About 8,255 miles [13,285.1 km] to the Southwest

- Bay of Plenty   [Map]

Distance: About 7,918 miles [12,742.8 km] to the West Southwest

South Africa

- Eastern Cape   [Map]

Distance: About 8,573 miles [13,796.9 km] to the East Southeast

- Orange Free State   [Map]

Distance: About 8,549 miles [13,758.3 km] to the East Southeast

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The official website for Elmore County: www.elmoreco.org/

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Springfield. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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: 32.5182, Longitude: -86.3747     [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 313.357 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.78 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.338 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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