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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 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:

  • Florence [Map], which is the Seat of Lauderdale County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Springfield to Florence, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 186 miles [299.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 634 miles [1,020.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 25 days and walking would take 36 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,510 miles [10,476.8 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 7,226 miles [11,629.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,101 miles [8,209.3 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 212 miles [341.2 km] to the South

Elmore County

Our profile page for Springfield, Elmore County   [Map]
Distance: About 173 miles [278.4 km] to the South Southeast

Randolph County

Our profile page for Springfield, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 165 miles [265.5 km] to the Southeast


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Conway County

Our profile page for Springfield, Conway County   [Map]
Distance: About 293 miles [471.5 km] to the West

Mississippi County

Our profile page for Springfield, Mississippi County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 176 miles [283.2 km] to the West Northwest

California

Tuolumne County

Our profile page for Springfield, Tuolumne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,837 miles [2,956.4 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Baca County

Our profile page for Springfield, Baca County   [Map]
Distance: About 865 miles [1,392.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Bay County

Our profile page for Springfield, Bay County   [Map]
Distance: About 342 miles [550.4 km] to the South Southeast

Duval County

Our profile page for Springfield, Duval County   [Map]
Distance: About 457 miles [735.5 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Cherokee County

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

Clayton County

Our profile page for Springfield, Clayton County   [Map]
Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the East Southeast

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Springfield, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 186 miles [299.3 km] to the East Southeast

Dougherty County

Our profile page for Springfield, Dougherty County   [Map]
Distance: About 290 miles [466.7 km] to the Southeast

Early County

Our profile page for Springfield, Early County   [Map]
Distance: About 294 miles [473.1 km] to the South Southeast

Effingham County

Our profile page for Springfield, Effingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 390 miles [627.6 km] to the East Southeast

Hancock County

Our profile page for Springfield, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 273 miles [439.4 km] to the East Southeast

Newton County

Our profile page for Springfield, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 214 miles [344.4 km] to the East Southeast

Richmond County

Our profile page for Springfield, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 318 miles [511.8 km] to the East Southeast

Taliaferro County

Our profile page for Springfield, Taliaferro County   [Map]
Distance: About 267 miles [429.7 km] to the East Southeast

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Idaho

Bingham County

Our profile page for Springfield, Bingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,463 miles [2,354.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Sangamon County

Our profile page for Springfield, Sangamon County   [Map]
Distance: About 359 miles [577.8 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 472 miles [759.6 km] to the North

Posey County

Our profile page for Springfield, Posey County   [Map]
Distance: About 219 miles [352.4 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 228 miles [366.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Livingston Parish

Our profile page for Springfield, Livingston Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 358 miles [576.1 km] to the South Southwest

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Maine

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Springfield, Penobscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,243 miles [2,000.4 km] to the Northeast

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Springfield   [Map]
Distance: About 1,148 miles [1,847.5 km] to the North Northwest

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Maryland

Calvert County

Our profile page for Springfield, Calvert County   [Map]
Distance: About 649 miles [1,044.5 km] to the East Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Springfield, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the East Northeast

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Springfield, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 648 miles [1,042.9 km] to the East Northeast

Talbot County

Our profile page for Springfield, Talbot County   [Map]
Distance: About 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Massachusetts

Hampden County

Our profile page for Springfield, Hampden County   [Map]
Distance: About 942 miles [1,516 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Springfield, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 526 miles [846.5 km] to the North Northeast

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 582 miles [936.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Minnesota

Brown County

Our profile page for Springfield, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 760 miles [1,223.1 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 308 miles [495.7 km] to the Southwest

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Missouri

Greene County

Our profile page for Springfield, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 365 miles [587.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Nebraska

Sarpy County

Our profile page for Springfield, Sarpy County   [Map]
Distance: About 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Springfield   [Map]
Distance: About 1,288 miles [2,072.8 km] to the Northeast

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New Hampshire

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Springfield, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,011 miles [1,627 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for Springfield, Burlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 782 miles [1,258.5 km] to the East Northeast

Union County

Our profile page for Springfield, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 818 miles [1,316.4 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Otsego County

Our profile page for Springfield, Otsego County   [Map]
Distance: About 867 miles [1,395.3 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 1,953 miles [3,143 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Guilford County

Our profile page for Springfield, Guilford County   [Map]
Distance: About 422 miles [679.1 km] to the East

Mecklenburg County

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

Scotland County

Our profile page for Springfield, Scotland County   [Map]
Distance: About 445 miles [716.2 km] to the East

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Springfield, Wilkes County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 362 miles [582.6 km] to the East 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 399 miles [642.1 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 1,982 miles [3,189.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Bradford County

Our profile page for Springfield, Bradford County   [Map]
Distance: About 749 miles [1,205.4 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 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the East 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 1,472 miles [2,369 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Springfield, Beaufort County   [Map]
Distance: About 422 miles [679.1 km] to the East Southeast

Charleston County

Our profile page for Springfield, Charleston County   [Map]
Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the East Southeast

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Springfield, Orangeburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 361 miles [581 km] to the East Southeast

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 787 miles [1,266.6 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Blount County

Our profile page for Springfield, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 203 miles [326.7 km] to the East Northeast

Robertson County

Our profile page for Springfield, Robertson County   [Map]
Distance: About 114 miles [183.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Anderson County

Our profile page for Springfield, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 524 miles [843.3 km] to the West Southwest

Jim Wells County

Our profile page for Springfield, Jim Wells County   [Map]
Distance: About 804 miles [1,293.9 km] to the Southwest

Limestone County

Our profile page for Springfield, Limestone County   [Map]
Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Vermont

Windsor County

Our profile page for Springfield, Windsor County   [Map]
Distance: About 985 miles [1,585.2 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Albemarle County

Our profile page for Springfield, Albemarle County   [Map]
Distance: About 545 miles [877.1 km] to the East Northeast

Danville City

Our profile page for Springfield, Danville City   [Map]
Distance: About 460 miles [740.3 km] to the East Northeast

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Springfield, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the East Northeast

Fauquier County

Our profile page for Springfield, Fauquier County   [Map]
Distance: About 588 miles [946.3 km] to the East Northeast

Page County

Our profile page for Springfield, Page County   [Map]
Distance: About 559 miles [899.6 km] to the East Northeast

Rockbridge County

Our profile page for Springfield, Rockbridge County   [Map]
Distance: About 473 miles [761.2 km] to the East Northeast

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Springfield, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 620 miles [997.8 km] to the East Northeast

York County

Our profile page for Springfield, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 621 miles [999.4 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 572 miles [920.5 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Walworth County

Our profile page for Springfield, Walworth County   [Map]
Distance: About 538 miles [865.8 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 9,462 miles [15,227.6 km] to the West Southwest

- Victoria   [Map]

Distance: About 9,549 miles [15,367.6 km] to the West Southwest

- South Australia   [Map]

Distance: About 9,847 miles [15,847.2 km] to the West Southwest

Barbados   [Map]

Distance: About 2,291 miles [3,687 km] to the Southeast

Scotland   [Map]

Distance: About 4,047 miles [6,513 km] to the Northeast

England   [Map]

Distance: About 4,288 miles [6,900.9 km] to the Northeast

Ireland   [Map]

Distance: About 3,944 miles [6,347.3 km] to the Northeast

Jamaica

- Saint Elizabeth   [Map]

Distance: About 1,293 miles [2,080.9 km] to the South Southeast

- Saint Thomas   [Map]

Distance: About 1,356 miles [2,182.3 km] to the South Southeast

New Zealand

- Canterbury   [Map]

Distance: About 8,300 miles [13,357.6 km] to the Southwest

- Bay of Plenty   [Map]

Distance: About 7,951 miles [12,795.9 km] to the West Southwest

South Africa

- Eastern Cape   [Map]

Distance: About 8,685 miles [13,977.2 km] to the East Southeast

- Orange Free State   [Map]

Distance: About 8,644 miles [13,911.2 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 starting from Springfield. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 34.8881, Longitude: -87.3881     [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 314.112 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.98 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.24 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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