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The location of Springfield









Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Springfield.

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Springfield, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Springfield and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Springfield and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track across the sky.

To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass the location for Springfield. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Springfield.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Jim Wells County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Jim Wells County sighting report from eBird.

Since Springfield is near Duval County and also Nueces County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Duval County

Sighting report for Nueces County

Waymarking ...

Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Springfield.

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, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Springfield and extending to:

  • Alice [Map], which is the Seat of Jim Wells County, lies just to the East.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 175 miles [281.6 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Springfield to Austin, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,437 miles [2,312.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 57 days and walking would take 82 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,304 miles [11,754.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 8,027 miles [12,918.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,902 miles [9,498.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

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.

Alice   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East of Springfield   [Map]

Casa Blanca   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Coyote Acres   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Heritage Acres   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Johns Valley   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Meadow Ridge   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Orange Grove   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Owl Ranch   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Sandy Bluff   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northeast   [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.

Laura Canales

Singer. She was born in Kingsville (Texas) on Thursday August 19, 1954 and died in Corpus Christi (Texas) on Saturday April 16, 2005 at an age of 50. She was buried at Santa Gertrudis Memorial Cemetery (Kleberg County, Texas) [Map].

Kingsville [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Springfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Laura Canales<7>

William Rodman 'Bill' Henry

Major League Baseball. He was born in Alice (Texas) on Saturday October 15, 1927 and died in Round Rock (Texas) on Friday April 11, 2014 at an age of 86. He was buried at South Park Cemetery (Brazoria County, Texas) [Map].

Alice [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Springfield

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Rodman 'Bill' Henry

Communities Also Named Springfield ...

We have found 105 communities that share the name Springfield.

Within Texas, there are 2 communities which are also named Springfield. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 90 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 Texas

Communities outside of Texas

Communities located internationally


Other Communities Located In Texas

Anderson County

Our profile page for Springfield, Anderson County   [Map]

Distance: About 325 miles [523 km] to the North Northeast.

Limestone County

Our profile page for Springfield, Limestone County   [Map]

Distance: About 288 miles [463.5 km] to the North Northeast.


Communities Outside of Texas

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IndianaMississippiOntarioWisconsin
 
IowaMissouriOregon 
 
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Alabama

Clarke County

Our profile page for Springfield, Clarke County   [Map]

Distance: About 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Elmore County

Our profile page for Springfield, Elmore County   [Map]

Distance: About 778 miles [1,252.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Springfield, Lauderdale County   [Map]

Distance: About 804 miles [1,293.9 km] to the Northeast.

Randolph County

Our profile page for Springfield, Randolph County   [Map]

Distance: About 853 miles [1,372.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Arkansas

Conway County

Our profile page for Springfield, Conway County   [Map]

Distance: About 615 miles [989.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Mississippi County

Our profile page for Springfield, Mississippi County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the Northeast.

California

Tuolumne County

Our profile page for Springfield, Tuolumne County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,465 miles [2,357.7 km] to the Northwest.

Colorado

Baca County

Our profile page for Springfield, Baca County   [Map]

Distance: About 714 miles [1,149.1 km] to the North Northwest.

Florida

Bay County

Our profile page for Springfield, Bay County   [Map]

Distance: About 777 miles [1,250.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Duval County

Our profile page for Springfield, Duval County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,013 miles [1,630.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Georgia

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Springfield, Cherokee County   [Map]

Distance: About 920 miles [1,480.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Clayton County

Our profile page for Springfield, Clayton County   [Map]

Distance: About 917 miles [1,475.8 km] to the East Northeast.

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Springfield, DeKalb County   [Map]

Distance: About 925 miles [1,488.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Dougherty County

Our profile page for Springfield, Dougherty County   [Map]

Distance: About 875 miles [1,408.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Early County

Our profile page for Springfield, Early County   [Map]

Distance: About 830 miles [1,335.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Effingham County

Our profile page for Springfield, Effingham County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,056 miles [1,699.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Hancock County

Our profile page for Springfield, Hancock County   [Map]

Distance: About 985 miles [1,585.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Newton County

Our profile page for Springfield, Newton County   [Map]

Distance: About 934 miles [1,503.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Richmond County

Our profile page for Springfield, Richmond County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,034 miles [1,664.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Taliaferro County

Our profile page for Springfield, Taliaferro County   [Map]

Distance: About 990 miles [1,593.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Idaho

Bingham County

Our profile page for Springfield, Bingham County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,331 miles [2,142 km] to the North Northwest.

Illinois

Sangamon County

Our profile page for Springfield, Sangamon County   [Map]

Distance: About 962 miles [1,548.2 km] to the North Northeast.

Indiana

Franklin County

Our profile page for Springfield, Franklin County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<9>

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 1,159 miles [1,865.2 km] to the North Northeast.

Posey County

Our profile page for Springfield, Posey County   [Map]

Distance: About 927 miles [1,491.9 km] to the Northeast.

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.

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.

Kentucky

Washington County

Our profile page for Springfield, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,017 miles [1,636.7 km] to the Northeast.

Louisiana

Livingston Parish

Our profile page for Springfield, Livingston Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 497 miles [799.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Maine

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Springfield, Penobscot County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,044 miles [3,289.5 km] to the Northeast.

Manitoba

Our profile page for Springfield   [Map]

Distance: About 1,537 miles [2,473.6 km] to the North.

Maryland

Calvert County

Our profile page for Springfield, Calvert County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,451 miles [2,335.2 km] to the Northeast.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Springfield, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,435 miles [2,309.4 km] to the Northeast.

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Springfield, Prince George's County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,451 miles [2,335.2 km] to the Northeast.

Talbot County

Our profile page for Springfield, Talbot County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,479 miles [2,380.2 km] to the Northeast.

Massachusetts

Hampden County

Our profile page for Springfield, Hampden County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,747 miles [2,811.5 km] to the Northeast.

Michigan

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Springfield, Calhoun County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,241 miles [1,997.2 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 1,322 miles [2,127.6 km] to the North Northeast.

Minnesota

Brown County

Our profile page for Springfield, Brown County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,152 miles [1,854 km] to the North.

Mississippi

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Springfield, Jefferson County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 502 miles [807.9 km] to the Northeast.

Missouri

Greene County

Our profile page for Springfield, Greene County   [Map]

Distance: About 712 miles [1,145.9 km] to the North Northeast.

Nebraska

Sarpy County

Our profile page for Springfield, Sarpy County   [Map]

Distance: About 927 miles [1,491.9 km] to the North.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Springfield   [Map]

Distance: About 2,088 miles [3,360.3 km] to the Northeast.

New Hampshire

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Springfield, Sullivan County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,813 miles [2,917.7 km] to the Northeast.

New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for Springfield, Burlington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,586 miles [2,552.4 km] to the Northeast.

Union County

Our profile page for Springfield, Union County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,622 miles [2,610.4 km] to the Northeast.

New York

Otsego County

Our profile page for Springfield, Otsego County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,667 miles [2,682.8 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.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Springfield   [Map]

Distance: About 2,758 miles [4,438.6 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Guilford County

Our profile page for Springfield, Guilford County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,205 miles [1,939.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Springfield, Mecklenburg County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,137 miles [1,829.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Scotland County

Our profile page for Springfield, Scotland County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,201 miles [1,932.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Springfield, Wilkes County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,156 miles [1,860.4 km] to the Northeast.

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.

Ohio

Clark County

Our profile page for Springfield, Clark County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,175 miles [1,891 km] to the Northeast.

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.

Oregon

Lane County

Our profile page for Springfield, Lane County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,773 miles [2,853.4 km] to the Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Bradford County

Our profile page for Springfield, Bradford County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,549 miles [2,492.9 km] to the 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 1,551 miles [2,496.1 km] to the 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.

Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Springfield   [Map]

Distance: About 2,275 miles [3,661.3 km] to the Northeast.

South Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Springfield, Beaufort County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,097 miles [1,765.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Charleston County

Our profile page for Springfield, Charleston County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,135 miles [1,826.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Springfield, Orangeburg County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,078 miles [1,734.9 km] to the East Northeast.

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.

South Dakota

Bon Homme County

Our profile page for Springfield, Bon Homme County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,042 miles [1,676.9 km] to the North.

Tennessee

Blount County

Our profile page for Springfield, Blount County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,001 miles [1,611 km] to the Northeast.

Robertson County

Our profile page for Springfield, Robertson County   [Map]

Distance: About 894 miles [1,438.8 km] to the Northeast.

Vermont

Windsor County

Our profile page for Springfield, Windsor County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,787 miles [2,875.9 km] to the Northeast.

Virginia

Albemarle County

Our profile page for Springfield, Albemarle County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,346 miles [2,166.2 km] to the Northeast.

Danville City

Our profile page for Springfield, Danville City   [Map]

Distance: About 1,250 miles [2,011.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Springfield, Fairfax County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,426 miles [2,294.9 km] to the Northeast.

Fauquier County

Our profile page for Springfield, Fauquier County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,392 miles [2,240.2 km] to the Northeast.

Page County

Our profile page for Springfield, Page County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,363 miles [2,193.5 km] to the Northeast.

Rockbridge County

Our profile page for Springfield, Rockbridge County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,274 miles [2,050.3 km] to the Northeast.

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Springfield, Westmoreland County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,420 miles [2,285.3 km] to the Northeast.

York County

Our profile page for Springfield, York County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,412 miles [2,272.4 km] to the East Northeast.

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.

West Virginia

Hampshire County

Our profile page for Springfield, Hampshire County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,377 miles [2,216.1 km] to the Northeast.

Wisconsin

Walworth County

Our profile page for Springfield, Walworth County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,164 miles [1,873.3 km] to the North Northeast.


Communities Located Internationally

Just a reminder: Our measurements are based on the Great Circle Route. See footnote <3>


Australia

- Tasmania   [Map]

Distance: About 8,666 miles [13,946.6 km] to the West Southwest

- Victoria   [Map]

Distance: About 8,768 miles [14,110.7 km] to the West Southwest

- South Australia   [Map]

Distance: About 9,086 miles [14,622.5 km] to the West Southwest

Barbados   [Map]

Distance: About 2,679 miles [4,311.4 km] to the East Southeast

Scotland   [Map]

Distance: About 4,827 miles [7,768.3 km] to the Northeast

England   [Map]

Distance: About 5,079 miles [8,173.9 km] to the Northeast

Ireland   [Map]

Distance: About 4,737 miles [7,623.5 km] to the Northeast

Jamaica

- Saint Elizabeth   [Map]

Distance: About 1,448 miles [2,330.3 km] to the East Southeast

- Saint Thomas   [Map]

Distance: About 1,548 miles [2,491.3 km] to the East Southeast

New Zealand

- Canterbury   [Map]

Distance: About 7,495 miles [12,062 km] to the Southwest

- Bay of Plenty   [Map]

Distance: About 7,148 miles [11,503.6 km] to the Southwest

South Africa

- Eastern Cape   [Map]

Distance: About 9,107 miles [14,656.3 km] to the East Southeast

- Orange Free State   [Map]

Distance: About 9,151 miles [14,727.1 km] to the East Southeast

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Texas

About Jim Wells County

About Texas

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 State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 27.7520, Longitude: -98.1945     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Springfield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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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<3>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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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 320.094 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.031 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.682 degrees.

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<7>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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<8>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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<9>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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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