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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 and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Springfield once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Springfield to:

  • Little Rock [Map], which is the State Capital of Arkansas, lies 138 miles [222.1 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Springfield to Little Rock, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 753 miles [1,211.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 30 days and walking would take 43 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,574 miles [10,579.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,301 miles [11,749.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,177 miles [8,331.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

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 316 miles [508.6 km] to the South Southeast

Elmore County

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

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Springfield, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 176 miles [283.2 km] to the East Southeast

Randolph County

Our profile page for Springfield, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 337 miles [542.3 km] to the East Southeast

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California

Tuolumne County

Our profile page for Springfield, Tuolumne County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,662 miles [2,674.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Baca County

Our profile page for Springfield, Baca County   [Map]
Distance: About 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the West Northwest

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Florida

Bay County

Our profile page for Springfield, Bay County   [Map]
Distance: About 480 miles [772.5 km] to the Southeast

Duval County

Our profile page for Springfield, Duval County   [Map]
Distance: About 628 miles [1,010.7 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Cherokee County

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

Clayton County

Our profile page for Springfield, Clayton County   [Map]
Distance: About 373 miles [600.3 km] to the East Southeast

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Springfield, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 362 miles [582.6 km] to the East Southeast

Dougherty County

Our profile page for Springfield, Dougherty County   [Map]
Distance: About 455 miles [732.3 km] to the Southeast

Early County

Our profile page for Springfield, Early County   [Map]
Distance: About 449 miles [722.6 km] to the Southeast

Effingham County

Our profile page for Springfield, Effingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the East Southeast

Hancock County

Our profile page for Springfield, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 449 miles [722.6 km] to the East Southeast

Newton County

Our profile page for Springfield, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the East Southeast

Richmond County

Our profile page for Springfield, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 494 miles [795 km] to the East Southeast

Taliaferro County

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

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Idaho

Bingham County

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

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Illinois

Sangamon County

Our profile page for Springfield, Sangamon County   [Map]
Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the North

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Indiana

Franklin County

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

LaPorte County

Our profile page for Springfield, LaPorte County   [Map]
Distance: About 442 miles [711.3 km] to the North Northeast

Posey County

Our profile page for Springfield, Posey County   [Map]
Distance: About 197 miles [317 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.
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 304 miles [489.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Louisiana

Livingston Parish

Our profile page for Springfield, Livingston Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 379 miles [609.9 km] to the South

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Maine

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Springfield, Penobscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,324 miles [2,130.8 km] to the Northeast

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Springfield   [Map]
Distance: About 1,027 miles [1,652.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Maryland

Calvert County

Our profile page for Springfield, Calvert County   [Map]
Distance: About 771 miles [1,240.8 km] to the East Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Springfield, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 750 miles [1,207 km] to the East Northeast

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Springfield, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 767 miles [1,234.4 km] to the East Northeast

Talbot County

Our profile page for Springfield, Talbot County   [Map]
Distance: About 801 miles [1,289.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Massachusetts

Hampden County

Our profile page for Springfield, Hampden County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,040 miles [1,673.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Springfield, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 517 miles [832 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 594 miles [956 km] to the Northeast

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Minnesota

Brown County

Our profile page for Springfield, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 626 miles [1,007.4 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Springfield, Jefferson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 292 miles [469.9 km] to the South

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Missouri

Greene County

Our profile page for Springfield, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 190 miles [305.8 km] to the West Northwest

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Nebraska

Sarpy County

Our profile page for Springfield, Sarpy County   [Map]
Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Springfield   [Map]
Distance: About 1,366 miles [2,198.4 km] to the Northeast

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New Hampshire

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Springfield, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,097 miles [1,765.5 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for Springfield, Burlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 895 miles [1,440.4 km] to the East Northeast

Union County

Our profile page for Springfield, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 924 miles [1,487 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Otsego County

Our profile page for Springfield, Otsego County   [Map]
Distance: About 949 miles [1,527.3 km] to the Northeast

Queens County

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

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Springfield   [Map]
Distance: About 2,043 miles [3,287.9 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Guilford County

Our profile page for Springfield, Guilford County   [Map]
Distance: About 574 miles [923.8 km] to the East

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Springfield, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 528 miles [849.7 km] to the East

Scotland County

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

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Springfield, Wilkes County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 507 miles [815.9 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 447 miles [719.4 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 1,806 miles [2,906.5 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 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 858 miles [1,380.8 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 1,556 miles [2,504.1 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Springfield, Beaufort County   [Map]
Distance: About 598 miles [962.4 km] to the East Southeast

Charleston County

Our profile page for Springfield, Charleston County   [Map]
Distance: About 619 miles [996.2 km] to the East Southeast

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Springfield, Orangeburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 536 miles [862.6 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 628 miles [1,010.7 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Blount County

Our profile page for Springfield, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the East

Robertson County

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

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Texas

Anderson County

Our profile page for Springfield, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 km] to the Southwest

Jim Wells County

Our profile page for Springfield, Jim Wells County   [Map]
Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the Southwest

Limestone County

Our profile page for Springfield, Limestone County   [Map]
Distance: About 461 miles [741.9 km] to the Southwest

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Vermont

Windsor County

Our profile page for Springfield, Windsor County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,071 miles [1,723.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Virginia

Albemarle County

Our profile page for Springfield, Albemarle County   [Map]
Distance: About 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the East Northeast

Danville City

Our profile page for Springfield, Danville City   [Map]
Distance: About 604 miles [972 km] to the East

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Springfield, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 744 miles [1,197.4 km] to the East Northeast

Fauquier County

Our profile page for Springfield, Fauquier County   [Map]
Distance: About 704 miles [1,133 km] to the East Northeast

Page County

Our profile page for Springfield, Page County   [Map]
Distance: About 676 miles [1,087.9 km] to the East Northeast

Rockbridge County

Our profile page for Springfield, Rockbridge County   [Map]
Distance: About 602 miles [968.8 km] to the East Northeast

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Springfield, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the East Northeast

York County

Our profile page for Springfield, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 760 miles [1,223.1 km] to the East

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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 677 miles [1,089.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Wisconsin

Walworth County

Our profile page for Springfield, Walworth County   [Map]
Distance: About 474 miles [762.8 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 <4>


Australia

- Tasmania   [Map]

Distance: About 9,346 miles [15,040.9 km] to the West Southwest

- Victoria   [Map]

Distance: About 9,419 miles [15,158.4 km] to the West Southwest

- South Australia   [Map]

Distance: About 9,707 miles [15,621.9 km] to the West Southwest

Barbados   [Map]

Distance: About 2,466 miles [3,968.6 km] to the East Southeast

Scotland   [Map]

Distance: About 4,097 miles [6,593.5 km] to the Northeast

England   [Map]

Distance: About 4,350 miles [7,000.6 km] to the Northeast

Ireland   [Map]

Distance: About 4,007 miles [6,448.6 km] to the Northeast

Jamaica

- Saint Elizabeth   [Map]

Distance: About 1,439 miles [2,315.8 km] to the Southeast

- Saint Thomas   [Map]

Distance: About 1,508 miles [2,426.9 km] to the Southeast

New Zealand

- Canterbury   [Map]

Distance: About 8,206 miles [13,206.3 km] to the Southwest

- Bay of Plenty   [Map]

Distance: About 7,848 miles [12,630.1 km] to the West Southwest

South Africa

- Eastern Cape   [Map]

Distance: About 8,861 miles [14,260.4 km] to the East Southeast

- Orange Free State   [Map]

Distance: About 8,817 miles [14,189.6 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.

Black Oak   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest of Springfield   [Map]
Brown (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Buckeye   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Clearwater   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Cockrum (MO)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Cottonwood Corner   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Happy Corners   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Leachville   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Macey   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Manila   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Poplar Corner   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Red Onion   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Shady Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Vail   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [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.

Dee Clark     (Born as Delectus Clark)
  Singer. He was born in Blytheville (Arkansas) on Monday November 7, 1938 and died in Smyrna (Georgia) on Friday December 7, 1990 at an age of 52. He was buried at Oakridge - Glen Oak Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Blytheville [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Springfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dee Clark<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arkansas

About Mississippi County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Mississippi County: www.mcagov.com/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches 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: 35.9140, Longitude: -90.2657     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Springfield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.977 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.276 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 311.264 degrees.

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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 (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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<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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