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Welcome to Springfield ...

The city of Springfield is located in Effingham County<1> and is the County Seat for Effingham County.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Springfield, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1834.

When the people of Springfield refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Springfielder<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Springfield has a population of 4,084 people<3> (see below for details).

Springfield is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Springfield lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Springfield is within the boundaries of the (912) area code.

The ZIP code for Springfield: 31329<5>

Websites for Springfield ...

Official Website:   www.cityofspringfield.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.effinghamcounty.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Springfield had an population of 4,084 people. This is an increase of 43.2% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Springfield had a population of 2,852 people (which is 5.46% of the total population of Effingham County). This makes Springfield the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Springfield represents 0.03% of the population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 187th most populous community.

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

Communities Also Named Springfield ...

While we believe that this Springfield is located in Effingham County, we know of another 9 Georgia communities named Springfield. Those communities are located in the following counties: Cherokee, Clayton, DeKalb, Dougherty, Early, Hancock, Newton, Richmond and Taliaferro County.

Beyond Georgia, there are 101 communities that are also named Springfield - they are located in Alabama (4), Arkansas (2), California, Colorado, Florida (2), 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 10 communities that are near Springfield.

  • Pooler
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pooler have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pooler
    • Pooler is located in Chatham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,022 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pooler <7>
  • Rincon
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rincon have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rincon
    • Rincon is located in Effingham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,655 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rincon <7>
  • Port Wentworth
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Wentworth have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Wentworth
    • Port Wentworth is located in Chatham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,812 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Wentworth <7>
  • Port Wentworth Junction
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Wentworth Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Wentworth Junction
    • Port Wentworth Junction is located in Chatham County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,641 people
  • Hardeeville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Bloomingdale
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
  • Two Sisters Ferry
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Two Sisters Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Two Sisters Ferry
    • Two Sisters Ferry is located in Effingham County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,063 people
  • Exley
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Exley have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Exley
    • Exley is located in Effingham County
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 2,894 people
  • Guyton
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guyton
    • Guyton is located in Effingham County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,371 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guyton <7>
  • Haddonville
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haddonville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haddonville
    • Haddonville is located in Effingham County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 965 people

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. 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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Springfield was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1822.

We also found Springfield in the book titled .<8> From that list, the Springfield post office opened in 1834.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Springfield.

The official website for Springfield: www.cityofspringfield.com/

The official website for Effingham County: www.effinghamcounty.org/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Effingham, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 city'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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Springfield.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Springfield - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 city (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).
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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