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Our Genealogy Helper for Springfield ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Springfield (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Springfield. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Springfield is located in York County.

To see how the shape of Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of York County: Gloucester, Hampton City, James City, Mathews, Northampton & Williamsburg City.

Below are the counties that are near Springfield. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Springfield:

  • York County     (The home county of Springfield)
    • Rochambeau Village [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rochambeau Village
      • Rochambeau Village [York County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Springfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rochambeau Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rochambeau Village
    • Yorktown [York County]
    • Barlows Corner [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barlows Corner
      • Barlows Corner [York County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Springfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barlows Corner
    • Dare [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dare
      • Dare [York County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Springfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dare
    • Yorkville [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yorkville
      • Yorkville [York County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Springfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yorkville
  • Charles City County
    • Ruthville [Charles City County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruthville
      • Ruthville [Charles City County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Springfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruthville
    • Charles City [Charles City County]
  • Gloucester County
    • York View [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York View
      • York View [Gloucester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Springfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on York View
    • Country Village [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Country Village
      • Country Village [Gloucester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Springfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Country Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Country Village
    • Gloucester Point [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gloucester Point
      • Gloucester Point [Gloucester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Springfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gloucester Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gloucester Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gloucester Point<3>
    • Roanes [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roanes
      • Roanes [Gloucester County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Springfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roanes
    • Gloucester Courthouse [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gloucester Courthouse
      • Gloucester Courthouse [Gloucester County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Springfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gloucester Courthouse have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gloucester Courthouse
    • Adner [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adner
      • Adner [Gloucester County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Springfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adner
    • North [Gloucester County]
    • Glenns [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenns
      • Glenns [Gloucester County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Springfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenns
  • Hampton City
    • Newgate Village [Hampton City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newgate Village
      • Newgate Village [Hampton City] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Springfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newgate Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newgate Village
    • Aberdeen Gardens [Hampton City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen Gardens
      • Aberdeen Gardens [Hampton City] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Springfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen Gardens
    • Greenwood Farms [Hampton City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood Farms
      • Greenwood Farms [Hampton City] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Springfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood Farms
    • Chapel Village [Hampton City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel Village
      • Chapel Village [Hampton City] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Springfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapel Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel Village
    • Pine Chapel Village [Hampton City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Chapel Village
      • Pine Chapel Village [Hampton City] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Springfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Chapel Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Chapel Village
    • Hampton [Hampton City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampton
      • Hampton [Hampton City] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Springfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 134,510 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampton<3>
    • Buckroe Beach [Hampton City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckroe Beach
      • Buckroe Beach [Hampton City] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Springfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckroe Beach
    • Phoebus [Hampton City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phoebus
      • Phoebus [Hampton City] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Springfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phoebus
  • Hopewell City
    • Hopewell [Hopewell City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Hopewell City] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Springfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,529 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hopewell<3>
  • Isle of Wight County
    • Rushmere [Isle of Wight County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rushmere
      • Rushmere [Isle of Wight County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Springfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rushmere have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rushmere
    • Smithfield [Isle of Wight County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithfield
      • Smithfield [Isle of Wight County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Springfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,475 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithfield<3>
    • Zuni [Isle of Wight County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zuni
      • Zuni [Isle of Wight County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Springfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zuni
    • Windsor [Isle of Wight County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor
      • Windsor [Isle of Wight County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Springfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windsor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,758 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windsor<3>
  • James City County
  • King and Queen County
    • Mattaponi [King and Queen County]
  • King William County
    • West Point [King William County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Point
      • West Point [King William County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Springfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,257 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Point<3>
  • Lancaster County
    • Weems [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weems
      • Weems [Lancaster County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Springfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weems
    • Irvington [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irvington
      • Irvington [Lancaster County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Springfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irvington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 398 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irvington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irvington<3>
    • White Stone [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Stone
      • White Stone [Lancaster County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Springfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Stone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 331 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Stone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Stone<3>
    • Kilmarnock [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kilmarnock
      • Kilmarnock [Lancaster County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Springfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kilmarnock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,394 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kilmarnock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kilmarnock<3>
  • Mathews County
    • Beaverlett [Mathews County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaverlett
      • Beaverlett [Mathews County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Springfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaverlett
    • Mathews [Mathews County]
    • Ruff [Mathews County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruff
      • Ruff [Mathews County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Springfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruff
    • Onemo [Mathews County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onemo
      • Onemo [Mathews County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Springfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onemo
  • Middlesex County
    • Harmony Village [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony Village
      • Harmony Village [Middlesex County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Springfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony Village
    • Locust Hill [Middlesex County]
    • Saluda [Middlesex County]
    • Amburg [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amburg
      • Amburg [Middlesex County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Springfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amburg
    • Urbanna [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Urbanna
      • Urbanna [Middlesex County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Springfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Urbanna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 458 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Urbanna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Urbanna<3>
    • Remlik [Middlesex County]
    • Stingray Point [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stingray Point
      • Stingray Point [Middlesex County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Springfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stingray Point
  • New Kent County
  • Newport News City
    • Red Hill Village [Newport News City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Hill Village
      • Red Hill Village [Newport News City] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Springfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Hill Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Hill Village
    • Bernard Village [Newport News City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bernard Village
      • Bernard Village [Newport News City] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Springfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bernard Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bernard Village
    • Newport News [Newport News City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport News
      • Newport News [Newport News City] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Springfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 179,225 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport News
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newport News<3>
    • Hilton Village [Newport News City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilton Village
      • Hilton Village [Newport News City] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Springfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hilton Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilton Village
  • Norfolk City
    • Glenwood Park [Norfolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenwood Park
      • Glenwood Park [Norfolk City] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Springfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenwood Park
    • Norfolk [Norfolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norfolk
      • Norfolk [Norfolk City] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Springfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 242,742 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norfolk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norfolk<3>
  • Northampton County
    • Cape Charles [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cape Charles
      • Cape Charles [Northampton County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Springfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cape Charles have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,019 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cape Charles
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cape Charles<3>
    • Cheriton [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheriton
      • Cheriton [Northampton County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Springfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheriton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 448 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheriton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cheriton<3>
    • Eastville [Northampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastville
      • Eastville [Northampton County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Springfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eastville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 339 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eastville<3>
  • Poquoson City
    • Poquoson [Poquoson City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poquoson
      • Poquoson [Poquoson City] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Springfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poquoson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,271 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poquoson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poquoson<3>
  • Portsmouth City
    • Portsmouth [Portsmouth City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portsmouth
      • Portsmouth [Portsmouth City] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Springfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 94,398 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portsmouth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portsmouth<3>
  • Prince George County
    • Burrowsville [Prince George County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burrowsville
      • Burrowsville [Prince George County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Springfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burrowsville
    • Garysville [Prince George County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garysville
      • Garysville [Prince George County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Springfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garysville
  • Southampton County
    • Ivor [Southampton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivor
      • Ivor [Southampton County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Springfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 316 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ivor<3>
  • Suffolk City
    • Chuckatuck [Suffolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chuckatuck
      • Chuckatuck [Suffolk City] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Springfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chuckatuck
    • Ames Cove [Suffolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ames Cove
      • Ames Cove [Suffolk City] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Springfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ames Cove
    • Bennett Harbor [Suffolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bennett Harbor
      • Bennett Harbor [Suffolk City] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Springfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennett Harbor
    • Suffolk [Suffolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suffolk
      • Suffolk [Suffolk City] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Springfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 92,108 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suffolk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Suffolk<3>
  • Surry County
    • Surry [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surry
      • Surry [Surry County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Springfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Surry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 218 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Surry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Surry<3>
    • Beachland [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beachland
      • Beachland [Surry County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Springfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beachland
    • Claremont [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claremont
      • Claremont [Surry County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Springfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claremont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 336 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claremont
    • Dendron [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dendron
      • Dendron [Surry County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Springfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dendron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 247 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dendron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dendron<3>
  • Sussex County
    • Wakefield [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wakefield
      • Wakefield [Sussex County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Springfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wakefield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 825 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wakefield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wakefield<3>
    • Waverly [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waverly
      • Waverly [Sussex County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Springfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waverly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,953 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waverly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waverly<3>
  • Williamsburg City
    • Williamsburg [Williamsburg City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsburg
      • Williamsburg [Williamsburg City] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Springfield
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,954 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsburg<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Springfield, see our County-by-County Page for Springfield.

Newspapers Published in Springfield ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 67 newspapers that have been published in the area around Springfield.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Springfield, there are papers which were published within 7 miles [11.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Springfield.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Springfield:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Virginia

Cemeteries Near Springfield ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Springfield.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Springfield covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Cheesecake Cemetery
  • Mt. Gilead Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Gilead Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Gilead Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Gilead Cemetery
  • Curtis Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Curtis Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Curtis Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Curtis Cemetery
  • Jones Family Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jones Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jones Family Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Family Cemetery
  • Bruton Parish Churchyard Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bruton Parish Churchyard Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bruton Parish Churchyard Cemetery
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  • Galt Family Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Galt Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hospital Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hospital Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hospital Cemetery
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    • Jackson Post Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jackson Post Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jackson Post Cemetery
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    • Lee Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lee Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lee Cemetery
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    • Cedar Grove Cemetery
    • Gloucester Field Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gloucester Field Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Gloucester Field Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Springfield.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gloucester Field Cemetery
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    • Providence Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Providence Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Providence Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Springfield.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Providence Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence Cemetery
    • Rosewell Memorial Garden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rosewell Memorial Garden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rosewell Memorial Garden lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Springfield.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rosewell Memorial Garden
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    • Williamsburg Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Williamsburg Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Williamsburg Memorial Park lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Springfield.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Williamsburg Memorial Park
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    • Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Pleasant Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Springfield.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
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Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

While we didn't find Springfield in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Springfield.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Springfield, with the one closest to Springfield listed first.

  • Grove [James City County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove
    • Grove [James City County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Springfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 37 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Grove had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove
  • Clay Bank [Gloucester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay Bank
    • Clay Bank [Gloucester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Springfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clay Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 72 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Clay Bank had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay Bank
  • Oaktree [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oaktree
    • Oaktree [York County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Springfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oaktree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 14 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Oaktree had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oaktree
  • Homewood [Surry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homewood
    • Homewood [Surry County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Springfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 81 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Homewood had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Lee Hall [Newport News City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee Hall
    • Lee Hall [Newport News City] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Springfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lee Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 76 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lee Hall had a post office and railroad service
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  • Yorktown [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yorktown
    • Yorktown [York County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Springfield
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 221 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Yorktown had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yorktown<3>
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    • Gloucester Point [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gloucester Point
      • Gloucester Point [Gloucester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Springfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gloucester Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 74 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gloucester Point had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gloucester Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gloucester Point<3>
    • Ordinary [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ordinary
      • Ordinary [Gloucester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Springfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ordinary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ordinary had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ordinary
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ordinary<3>
    • White Marsh [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Marsh
      • White Marsh [Gloucester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Springfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Marsh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, White Marsh had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Marsh
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Marsh<3>
    • Ewell [James City County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ewell
      • Ewell [James City County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Springfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ewell had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ewell
    • Jamestown [James City County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
      • Jamestown [James City County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Springfield
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Jamestown had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jamestown<3>
    • Lightfoot [James City County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lightfoot
      • Lightfoot [James City County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Springfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lightfoot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 6 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lightfoot had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lightfoot
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lightfoot<3>
    • Allmondsville [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allmondsville
      • Allmondsville [Gloucester County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Springfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allmondsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Allmondsville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allmondsville
    • Roanes [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roanes
      • Roanes [Gloucester County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Springfield
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Roanes had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roanes
    • Sassafras [Gloucester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sassafras
      • Sassafras [Gloucester County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Springfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sassafras have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 143 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sassafras had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sassafras

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Springfield. See our List of 1890's Communities around Springfield.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Virginia

About York County

About Virginia

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 York County: www.yorkcounty.gov/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 37.2707, Longitude: -76.6347       In this case, the coordinates for Springfield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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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