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Welcome to Springfield ...

Springfield is located in Fairfax County<1>.

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>

Springfield is 240 feet [73 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Springfield: (703) & (571)<5>

Websites for Springfield ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.springfieldchamber.org/

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

Communities Also Named Springfield ...

While we believe that this Springfield is located in Fairfax County, we know of another 7 Virginia communities named Springfield. Those communities are located in the following counties: Albemarle, Danville City, Fauquier, Page, Rockbridge, Westmoreland and York County.

Beyond Virginia, 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), 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, 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.

  • Arlington [Arlington County]
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    • Arlington [Arlington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Springfield
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 207,627 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington<7>
  • Alexandria [Alexandria City]
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    • Alexandria [Alexandria City] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Springfield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 159,428 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexandria
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alexandria<7>
  • Manassas [Manassas City]
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    • Manassas [Manassas City] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Springfield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 41,085 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manassas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manassas<7>
  • College Park [Prince George's County]
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    • College Park [Prince George's County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Springfield
    • Estimated population in 2019: 32,163 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for College Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on College Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for College Park<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Herndon [Fairfax County]
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      • Herndon [Fairfax County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Springfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,601 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herndon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herndon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Herndon<7>
    • Fairfax [Fairfax City]
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      • Fairfax [Fairfax City] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Springfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,019 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfax<7>
    • Hyattsville [Prince George's County]
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      • Hyattsville [Prince George's County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Springfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,230 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hyattsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hyattsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hyattsville<7>
    • Takoma Park [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Takoma Park
      • Takoma Park [Montgomery County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Springfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,725 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Takoma Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Takoma Park<7>
    • Manassas Park [Manassas Park City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manassas Park
      • Manassas Park [Manassas Park City] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Springfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,478 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manassas Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manassas Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manassas Park<7>
    • Vienna [Fairfax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vienna
      • Vienna [Fairfax County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Springfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,485 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vienna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vienna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vienna<7>

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.

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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 Fairfax County: www.co.fairfax.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Fairfax, 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 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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Springfield - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (571) is an overlay for area code (703).
<6>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 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Springfield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7893, Longitude: -77.1872       In this case, the coordinates for Springfield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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