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Springfield, Texas
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Although we found mention of Springfield during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Over time, we expect to discover additional information that will be added to our Gazetteer.

About Springfield (Click for our profile page)

Located in: Anderson County (see below)

Time Zone: Springfield lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)

Telephone Area Codes: (430)<2>, (903)

Elevation: 390 feet [118.87 m] above sea level<3>

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<4>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Springfield. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9868, Longitude: -95.8052     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Springfield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   31° 59' 12"
Lon:   -95° 48' 18"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<5>   Blackfoot

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Springfield

GNIS ID:   1380593
FIPS State / Place Code:   48 / 69680

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Springfield)

About Anderson County

The community of Palestine is the County Seat for Anderson County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Anderson)


2018:<6>     58,057   (0.69% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     58,458   (6.08% increase since 2000)
2000:     55,109

Total Area:<7>   1,078 sq. miles [2,792 km²]   - of which 1.43% is water (15.4 sq. miles [39.9 km²])

Housing Units:<8>   20,116

Official Website:

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Anderson

GNIS ID:   1383786
FIPS State / County Code:   48 / 001

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Springfield)

About Texas

From the US Census


2018:     28,701,845   (14.14% increase since 2010)  
2010:     25,145,561   (20.59% increase since 2000)
2000:     20,851,820

Websites for State of Texas

Official Website:

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Texas

GNIS ID:   1779801
FIPS State:   48

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Springfield)

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Springfield and then turned east". While Springfield could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Springfield as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

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 Miller Creek to see Pete ... Miller 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.

Just in case there has been confusion between counties, we found that there are 2 Texas communities also named Springfield. While this community is located in Anderson County, the others are located in the following counties: Jim Wells and Limestone. For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Springfield.

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<2>Area code (430) is an overlay for area code (903).

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Springfield - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Springfield, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<5>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Springfield.

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<6>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2018.

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<7>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Springfield. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<8>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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