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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four 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:

  • Morrilton [Map], which is the Seat of Conway County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Springfield to Morrilton, 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.
  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 40 miles [64.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 889 miles [1,430.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 51 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,695 miles [10,774.6 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 7,425 miles [11,949.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,303 miles [8,534.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Springfield ...

We have found 105 communities that share the name Springfield.

Within Arkansas, there is just one other community named Springfield. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 91 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 Arkansas

Communities outside of Arkansas

Communities located internationally


Communities Outside of Arkansas

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Alabama

Clarke County

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

Elmore County

Our profile page for Springfield, Elmore County   [Map]
Distance: About 401 miles [645.3 km] to the East Southeast

Lauderdale County

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

Randolph County

Our profile page for Springfield, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 436 miles [701.7 km] to the East Southeast

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California

Tuolumne County

Our profile page for Springfield, Tuolumne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,549 miles [2,492.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Baca County

Our profile page for Springfield, Baca County   [Map]
Distance: About 578 miles [930.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Bay County

Our profile page for Springfield, Bay County   [Map]
Distance: About 535 miles [861 km] to the Southeast

Duval County

Our profile page for Springfield, Duval County   [Map]
Distance: About 717 miles [1,153.9 km] to the East Southeast

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Georgia

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Springfield, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the East

Clayton County

Our profile page for Springfield, Clayton County   [Map]
Distance: About 483 miles [777.3 km] to the East Southeast

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Springfield, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 476 miles [766 km] to the East

Dougherty County

Our profile page for Springfield, Dougherty County   [Map]
Distance: About 540 miles [869 km] to the East Southeast

Early County

Our profile page for Springfield, Early County   [Map]
Distance: About 523 miles [841.7 km] to the East Southeast

Effingham County

Our profile page for Springfield, Effingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 674 miles [1,084.7 km] to the East Southeast

Hancock County

Our profile page for Springfield, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 562 miles [904.5 km] to the East

Newton County

Our profile page for Springfield, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 502 miles [807.9 km] to the East

Richmond County

Our profile page for Springfield, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the East

Taliaferro County

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

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Idaho

Bingham County

Our profile page for Springfield, Bingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,200 miles [1,931.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Sangamon County

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

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Indiana

Franklin County

Our profile page for Springfield, Franklin County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
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 543 miles [873.9 km] to the North Northeast

Posey County

Our profile page for Springfield, Posey County   [Map]
Distance: About 322 miles [518.2 km] to the Northeast

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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.<8>
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 440 miles [708.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Louisiana

Livingston Parish

Our profile page for Springfield, Livingston Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the South Southeast

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Maine

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Springfield, Penobscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,455 miles [2,341.6 km] to the Northeast

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Springfield   [Map]
Distance: About 1,040 miles [1,673.7 km] to the North

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Maryland

Calvert County

Our profile page for Springfield, Calvert County   [Map]
Distance: About 907 miles [1,459.7 km] to the East Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Springfield, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 886 miles [1,425.9 km] to the East Northeast

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Springfield, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 903 miles [1,453.2 km] to the East Northeast

Talbot County

Our profile page for Springfield, Talbot County   [Map]
Distance: About 938 miles [1,509.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Massachusetts

Hampden County

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

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Michigan

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Springfield, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 626 miles [1,007.4 km] to the 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 709 miles [1,141 km] to the Northeast

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Minnesota

Brown County

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

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Mississippi

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Springfield, Jefferson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 255 miles [410.4 km] to the South Southeast

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Missouri

Greene County

Our profile page for Springfield, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 140 miles [225.3 km] to the North Northwest

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Nebraska

Sarpy County

Our profile page for Springfield, Sarpy County   [Map]
Distance: About 445 miles [716.2 km] to the North Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Springfield   [Map]
Distance: About 1,496 miles [2,407.6 km] to the Northeast

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New Hampshire

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Springfield, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,229 miles [1,977.9 km] to the East Northeast

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New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for Springfield, Burlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,031 miles [1,659.2 km] to the East Northeast

Union County

Our profile page for Springfield, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,059 miles [1,704.3 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Otsego County

Our profile page for Springfield, Otsego County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,080 miles [1,738.1 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 2,174 miles [3,498.7 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Guilford County

Our profile page for Springfield, Guilford County   [Map]
Distance: About 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the East

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Springfield, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the East

Scotland County

Our profile page for Springfield, Scotland County   [Map]
Distance: About 736 miles [1,184.5 km] to the East

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Springfield, Wilkes County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 640 miles [1,030 km] to the East

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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 576 miles [927 km] to the 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 1,715 miles [2,760 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Bradford County

Our profile page for Springfield, Bradford County   [Map]
Distance: About 965 miles [1,553 km] to the East 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 994 miles [1,599.7 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 1,687 miles [2,715 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Springfield, Beaufort County   [Map]
Distance: About 709 miles [1,141 km] to the East Southeast

Charleston County

Our profile page for Springfield, Charleston County   [Map]
Distance: About 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the East

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Springfield, Orangeburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 653 miles [1,050.9 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 596 miles [959.2 km] to the North Northwest

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Tennessee

Blount County

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

Robertson County

Our profile page for Springfield, Robertson County   [Map]
Distance: About 329 miles [529.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Texas

Anderson County

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

Jim Wells County

Our profile page for Springfield, Jim Wells County   [Map]
Distance: About 615 miles [989.7 km] to the Southwest

Limestone County

Our profile page for Springfield, Limestone County   [Map]
Distance: About 336 miles [540.7 km] to the Southwest

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Vermont

Windsor County

Our profile page for Springfield, Windsor County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,203 miles [1,936 km] to the East Northeast

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Virginia

Albemarle County

Our profile page for Springfield, Albemarle County   [Map]
Distance: About 805 miles [1,295.5 km] to the East Northeast

Danville City

Our profile page for Springfield, Danville City   [Map]
Distance: About 738 miles [1,187.7 km] to the East

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Springfield, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 880 miles [1,416.2 km] to the East Northeast

Fauquier County

Our profile page for Springfield, Fauquier County   [Map]
Distance: About 840 miles [1,351.8 km] to the East Northeast

Page County

Our profile page for Springfield, Page County   [Map]
Distance: About 812 miles [1,306.8 km] to the East Northeast

Rockbridge County

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

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Springfield, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 884 miles [1,422.7 km] to the East Northeast

York County

Our profile page for Springfield, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 896 miles [1,442 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 812 miles [1,306.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Wisconsin

Walworth County

Our profile page for Springfield, Walworth County   [Map]
Distance: About 555 miles [893.2 km] to the North Northeast

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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 9,211 miles [14,823.7 km] to the West Southwest

- Victoria   [Map]

Distance: About 9,283 miles [14,939.5 km] to the West Southwest

- South Australia   [Map]

Distance: About 9,571 miles [15,403 km] to the West Southwest

Barbados   [Map]

Distance: About 2,555 miles [4,111.9 km] to the East Southeast

Scotland   [Map]

Distance: About 4,214 miles [6,781.8 km] to the Northeast

England   [Map]

Distance: About 4,471 miles [7,195.4 km] to the Northeast

Ireland   [Map]

Distance: About 4,129 miles [6,645 km] to the Northeast

Jamaica

- Saint Elizabeth   [Map]

Distance: About 1,483 miles [2,386.7 km] to the Southeast

- Saint Thomas   [Map]

Distance: About 1,559 miles [2,509 km] to the Southeast

New Zealand

- Canterbury   [Map]

Distance: About 8,075 miles [12,995.5 km] to the Southwest

- Bay of Plenty   [Map]

Distance: About 7,715 miles [12,416.1 km] to the West Southwest

South Africa

- Eastern Cape   [Map]

Distance: About 8,970 miles [14,435.8 km] to the East Southeast

- Orange Free State   [Map]

Distance: About 8,936 miles [14,381.1 km] to the East

Curious and Interesting Names Near Springfield ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Arthur   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest of Springfield   [Map]
Birdtown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Bono   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Catholic Point   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Cedar Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Cypress Valley   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Hill Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Holly Springs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Martinville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Shady Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Springfield. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Marvin Edward Blaylock
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Fort Smith (Arkansas) on Monday September 30, 1929 and died in Conway (Arkansas) on Saturday October 23, 1993 at an age of 64. He was buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park (Saline County, Arkansas) [Map].

Conway [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Springfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marvin Edward Blaylock<9>
 
Otis Owen Brannan
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Greenbrier (Arkansas) on Monday March 13, 1899 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Tueday June 6, 1967 at an age of 68. He was buried at Springhill Cemetery (Faulkner County, Arkansas) [Map].

Greenbrier [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Springfield

Little Rock [Map] is located 40 miles [64.4 km] to the southeast of Springfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Otis Owen Brannan
 
John Carter
  Actor. He was born in Center Ridge (Arkansas) on Saturday November 26, 1927 and died in New York (New York) on Saturday May 23, 2015 at an age of 87.

Center Ridge [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Springfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Carter
 
Elihan Pitts     (Elihan Eugene Pitts)
  Professional football. He was born in Mayflower (Arkansas) on Thursday February 3, 1938 and died in Buffalo (New York) on Friday July 10, 1998 at an age of 60.

Mayflower [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Springfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elihan Pitts

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of Arkansas

About Conway County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Springfield. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Arkansas: www.arkansas.gov/



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 from Point A (ie- Springfield) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Springfield. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Springfield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springfield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2676, Longitude: -92.5577     [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 angle) to Jerusalem is 317.409 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.849 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.407 degrees.

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<7>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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Springfield could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>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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<9>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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