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Welcome to Springfield ...

The town of Springfield is located in Baca County<1> and is the County Seat for Baca County.

The location of Springfield has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Springfield refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Springfielder<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Springfield has a population of 1,386 people<4> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Springfield, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated January 16, 1889.

Springfield is 4,370 feet [1,332 m] above sea level.<5> In other words, the elevation of Springfield is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Springfield lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Springfield (for example, toward Manter (KS)), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Springfield is within the (719) area code.

The ZIP code for Springfield: 81073<6>

Websites for Springfield ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Springfield had an population of 1,386 people. This is a decrease of 4.48% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.27% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Springfield had a population of 1,451 people (or 38.31% of the total population of Baca County). This makes Springfield the county's most populous community.

The population of Springfield represents 0.03% of the population of Colorado (which has 5,029,196 people), making it the state's 125th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,451 people, the population of Springfield decreased 7.11% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,562 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Springfield.

Communities Also Named Springfield ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 101 communities that are also named Springfield - they are located in Alabama (4), Arkansas (2), California, Florida (2), Georgia (10), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (3), Iowa, Kansas (8), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Manitoba, Maryland (4), Massachusetts, Michigan (3), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Brunswick (3), New Hampshire, New Jersey (2), New York (2), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina (4), Nova Scotia (3), Ohio, Ontario (6), Oregon, Pennsylvania (5), Prince Edward Island, South Carolina (4), South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas (3), Vermont, Virginia (8), Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Springfield.

Communities near Springfield ...

We have created a list of 8 communities that are near Springfield.

  • Walsh [Baca County]
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    • Walsh [Baca County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the east of Springfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 513 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walsh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walsh
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walsh<8>
  • Pritchett [Baca County]
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    • Pritchett [Baca County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the west of Springfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 130 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pritchett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pritchett
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pritchett<8>
  • Vilas [Baca County]
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    • Vilas [Baca County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the east of Springfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 106 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vilas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vilas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vilas<8>
  • Two Buttes [Baca County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Two Buttes
    • Two Buttes [Baca County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Springfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 40 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Two Buttes
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Two Buttes<8>
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Campo [Baca County]
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      • Campo [Baca County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<7> to the south of Springfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 102 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Campo<8>
    • Minneapolis [Baca County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minneapolis
      • Minneapolis [Baca County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<7> to the east of Springfield
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Minneapolis. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<9>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minneapolis
    • Stonington [Baca County]
    • Kenton [Cimarron County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Springfield. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Springfield.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Springfield. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Springfield.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Springfield. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Springfield.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Springfield ...

Looking for more information about Springfield? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Springfield, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Springfield.

Adding Springfield to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Springfield in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Springfield was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Springfield on our Genealogy Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Colorado's counties, including Baca, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Springfield refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Springfield may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Springfield.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Springfield - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Springfield). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Springfield or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. 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.If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SpringfieldOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4065, Longitude: -102.6176       In this case, the coordinates for Springfield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






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