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Welcome to Springfield ...

Springfield is located in Otsego County<1>.

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

Springfield is 1,350 feet [411 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Websites for Springfield ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.otsegocountychamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Springfield, the following might be of interest:

Communities Also Named Springfield ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two New York communities named Springfield: This one is located in Otsego County and the other is located in Queens County.

Beyond New York, there are 101 communities that are also named Springfield - they are located in Alabama (4), Arkansas (2), California, Colorado, 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), 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.

  • German Flatts [Herkimer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for German Flatts
    • German Flatts [Herkimer County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Springfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,350 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for German Flatts have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on German Flatts
  • Herkimer [Herkimer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herkimer
    • Herkimer [Herkimer County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Springfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,556 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herkimer have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herkimer
  • Ilion [Herkimer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ilion
    • Ilion [Herkimer County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Springfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,616 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ilion have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ilion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ilion<6>
  • Herkimer [Herkimer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herkimer
    • Herkimer [Herkimer County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Springfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,259 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herkimer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Herkimer<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Frankfort [Herkimer County]
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      • Frankfort [Herkimer County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Springfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,165 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frankfort have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frankfort
    • Little Falls [Herkimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Falls
      • Little Falls [Herkimer County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of Springfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,596 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Little Falls<6>
    • Minden [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minden
      • Minden [Montgomery County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Springfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minden have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minden
    • Otsego [Otsego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otsego
      • Otsego [Otsego County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Springfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,654 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otsego have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Otsego
    • Canajoharie [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canajoharie
      • Canajoharie [Montgomery County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the east of Springfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,578 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canajoharie have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canajoharie
    • Palatine [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palatine
      • Palatine [Montgomery County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Springfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,238 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palatine have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palatine

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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Springfield, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of New York

About Otsego County

About New York

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 Otsego County: www.otsegocounty.com/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Otsego, 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 community'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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Springfield - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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, 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: 42.8361, Longitude: -74.8534    
<5>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.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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