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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:

  • Wedowee [Map], which is the Seat of Randolph County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Springfield to Wedowee, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 81 miles [130.4 km] to the Southwest (SW). 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 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 605 miles [973.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,503 miles [10,465.6 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 7,207 miles [11,598.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,085 miles [8,183.5 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 171 miles [275.2 km] to the West Southwest

Elmore County

Our profile page for Springfield, Elmore County   [Map]
Distance: About 77 miles [123.9 km] to the Southwest

Lauderdale County

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


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Conway County

Our profile page for Springfield, Conway County   [Map]
Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the West Northwest

Mississippi County

Our profile page for Springfield, Mississippi County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 337 miles [542.3 km] to the Northwest

California

Tuolumne County

Our profile page for Springfield, Tuolumne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,985 miles [3,194.5 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Baca County

Our profile page for Springfield, Baca County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,015 miles [1,633.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Bay County

Our profile page for Springfield, Bay County   [Map]
Distance: About 211 miles [339.6 km] to the South

Duval County

Our profile page for Springfield, Duval County   [Map]
Distance: About 292 miles [469.9 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Springfield, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 76 miles [122.3 km] to the Northeast

Clayton County

Our profile page for Springfield, Clayton County   [Map]
Distance: About 64 miles [103 km] to the East Northeast

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Springfield, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 76 miles [122.3 km] to the Northeast

Dougherty County

Our profile page for Springfield, Dougherty County   [Map]
Distance: About 127 miles [204.4 km] to the South Southeast

Early County

Our profile page for Springfield, Early County   [Map]
Distance: About 144 miles [231.7 km] to the South

Effingham County

Our profile page for Springfield, Effingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 239 miles [384.6 km] to the East Southeast

Hancock County

Our profile page for Springfield, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 137 miles [220.5 km] to the East

Newton County

Our profile page for Springfield, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 81 miles [130.4 km] to the East Northeast

Richmond County

Our profile page for Springfield, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 187 miles [300.9 km] to the East

Taliaferro County

Our profile page for Springfield, Taliaferro County   [Map]
Distance: About 139 miles [223.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Idaho

Bingham County

Our profile page for Springfield, Bingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,625 miles [2,615.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Sangamon County

Our profile page for Springfield, Sangamon County   [Map]
Distance: About 512 miles [824 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 592 miles [952.7 km] to the North

Posey County

Our profile page for Springfield, Posey County   [Map]
Distance: About 362 miles [582.6 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 309 miles [497.3 km] to the North

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Louisiana

Livingston Parish

Our profile page for Springfield, Livingston Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 361 miles [581 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Springfield, Penobscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,240 miles [1,995.6 km] to the Northeast

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Springfield   [Map]
Distance: About 1,301 miles [2,093.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Maryland

Calvert County

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

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Springfield, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 km] to the Northeast

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Springfield, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 620 miles [997.8 km] to the Northeast

Talbot County

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

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Massachusetts

Hampden County

Our profile page for Springfield, Hampden County   [Map]
Distance: About 928 miles [1,493.5 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Springfield, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 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 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the North

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Minnesota

Brown County

Our profile page for Springfield, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 920 miles [1,480.6 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 356 miles [572.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Greene County

Our profile page for Springfield, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 526 miles [846.5 km] to the Northwest

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Nebraska

Sarpy County

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

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Springfield   [Map]
Distance: About 1,287 miles [2,071.2 km] to the Northeast

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New Hampshire

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Springfield, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,008 miles [1,622.2 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for Springfield, Burlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 755 miles [1,215.1 km] to the Northeast

Union County

Our profile page for Springfield, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 797 miles [1,282.6 km] to the Northeast

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New York

Otsego County

Our profile page for Springfield, Otsego County   [Map]
Distance: About 873 miles [1,405 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 1,933 miles [3,110.9 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Guilford County

Our profile page for Springfield, Guilford County   [Map]
Distance: About 356 miles [572.9 km] to the East Northeast

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Springfield, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 286 miles [460.3 km] to the East Northeast

Scotland County

Our profile page for Springfield, Scotland County   [Map]
Distance: About 348 miles [560.1 km] to the East Northeast

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Springfield, Wilkes County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 319 miles [513.4 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 471 miles [758 km] to the North

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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 2,142 miles [3,447.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Bradford County

Our profile page for Springfield, Bradford County   [Map]
Distance: About 758 miles [1,219.9 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 722 miles [1,161.9 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 1,462 miles [2,352.9 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Beaufort County

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

Charleston County

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

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Springfield, Orangeburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 233 miles [375 km] to the East

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 952 miles [1,532.1 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Blount County

Our profile page for Springfield, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 193 miles [310.6 km] to the North Northeast

Robertson County

Our profile page for Springfield, Robertson County   [Map]
Distance: About 243 miles [391.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Texas

Anderson County

Our profile page for Springfield, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 615 miles [989.7 km] to the West

Jim Wells County

Our profile page for Springfield, Jim Wells County   [Map]
Distance: About 853 miles [1,372.8 km] to the West Southwest

Limestone County

Our profile page for Springfield, Limestone County   [Map]
Distance: About 659 miles [1,060.6 km] to the West

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Vermont

Windsor County

Our profile page for Springfield, Windsor County   [Map]
Distance: About 982 miles [1,580.4 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Albemarle County

Our profile page for Springfield, Albemarle County   [Map]
Distance: About 514 miles [827.2 km] to the Northeast

Danville City

Our profile page for Springfield, Danville City   [Map]
Distance: About 405 miles [651.8 km] to the Northeast

Fairfax County

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

Fauquier County

Our profile page for Springfield, Fauquier County   [Map]
Distance: About 567 miles [912.5 km] to the Northeast

Page County

Our profile page for Springfield, Page County   [Map]
Distance: About 539 miles [867.4 km] to the Northeast

Rockbridge County

Our profile page for Springfield, Rockbridge County   [Map]
Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the Northeast

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Springfield, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 580 miles [933.4 km] to the Northeast

York County

Our profile page for Springfield, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 563 miles [906.1 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 566 miles [910.9 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Walworth County

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

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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 9,518 miles [15,317.7 km] to the West Southwest

- Victoria   [Map]

Distance: About 9,621 miles [15,483.5 km] to the West Southwest

- South Australia   [Map]

Distance: About 9,933 miles [15,985.6 km] to the West Southwest

Barbados   [Map]

Distance: About 2,128 miles [3,424.7 km] to the Southeast

Scotland   [Map]

Distance: About 4,059 miles [6,532.3 km] to the Northeast

England   [Map]

Distance: About 4,287 miles [6,899.3 km] to the Northeast

Ireland   [Map]

Distance: About 3,943 miles [6,345.6 km] to the Northeast

Jamaica

- Saint Elizabeth   [Map]

Distance: About 1,136 miles [1,828.2 km] to the South Southeast

- Saint Thomas   [Map]

Distance: About 1,196 miles [1,924.8 km] to the South Southeast

New Zealand

- Canterbury   [Map]

Distance: About 8,333 miles [13,410.7 km] to the Southwest

- Bay of Plenty   [Map]

Distance: About 7,995 miles [12,866.7 km] to the West Southwest

South Africa

- Eastern Cape   [Map]

Distance: About 8,533 miles [13,732.5 km] to the East Southeast

- Orange Free State   [Map]

Distance: About 8,502 miles [13,682.6 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 beginning 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: 33.2121, Longitude: -85.3172     [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 312.774 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 308.203 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.775 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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