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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Springfield to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers 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 to:

  • Romney [Map], which is the Seat of Hampshire County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 175 miles [281.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Springfield to Charleston, 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 96 miles [154.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,943 miles [9,564.3 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 6,655 miles [10,710.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,530 miles [7,290.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Springfield ...

We have found 105 communities that share the name Springfield.

While the name Springfield is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 92 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

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 two sections:

Communities outside of West Virginia

Communities located internationally


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Clarke County

Our profile page for Springfield, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 731 miles [1,176.4 km] to the Southwest

Elmore County

Our profile page for Springfield, Elmore County   [Map]
Distance: About 642 miles [1,033.2 km] to the Southwest

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Springfield, Lauderdale County   [Map]
Distance: About 572 miles [920.5 km] to the West Southwest

Randolph County

Our profile page for Springfield, Randolph County   [Map]
Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the Southwest

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Arkansas

Conway County

Our profile page for Springfield, Conway County   [Map]
Distance: About 812 miles [1,306.8 km] to the West Southwest

Mississippi County

Our profile page for Springfield, Mississippi County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 677 miles [1,089.5 km] to the West Southwest

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California

Tuolumne County

Our profile page for Springfield, Tuolumne County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,229 miles [3,587.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Colorado

Baca County

Our profile page for Springfield, Baca County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,297 miles [2,087.3 km] to the West

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Florida

Bay County

Our profile page for Springfield, Bay County   [Map]
Distance: About 751 miles [1,208.6 km] to the Southwest

Duval County

Our profile page for Springfield, Duval County   [Map]
Distance: About 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the South Southwest

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Georgia

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Springfield, Cherokee County   [Map]
Distance: About 489 miles [787 km] to the Southwest

Clayton County

Our profile page for Springfield, Clayton County   [Map]
Distance: About 510 miles [820.8 km] to the Southwest

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Springfield, DeKalb County   [Map]
Distance: About 491 miles [790.2 km] to the Southwest

Dougherty County

Our profile page for Springfield, Dougherty County   [Map]
Distance: About 626 miles [1,007.4 km] to the South Southwest

Early County

Our profile page for Springfield, Early County   [Map]
Distance: About 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the Southwest

Effingham County

Our profile page for Springfield, Effingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 510 miles [820.8 km] to the South Southwest

Hancock County

Our profile page for Springfield, Hancock County   [Map]
Distance: About 478 miles [769.3 km] to the South Southwest

Newton County

Our profile page for Springfield, Newton County   [Map]
Distance: About 499 miles [803.1 km] to the Southwest

Richmond County

Our profile page for Springfield, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the South Southwest

Taliaferro County

Our profile page for Springfield, Taliaferro County   [Map]
Distance: About 466 miles [750 km] to the South Southwest

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Idaho

Bingham County

Our profile page for Springfield, Bingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,769 miles [2,846.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Illinois

Sangamon County

Our profile page for Springfield, Sangamon County   [Map]
Distance: About 583 miles [938.2 km] to the West

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Indiana

Franklin County

Our profile page for Springfield, Franklin County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
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 451 miles [725.8 km] to the West Northwest

Posey County

Our profile page for Springfield, Posey County   [Map]
Distance: About 503 miles [809.5 km] to the West

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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.

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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.

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Kentucky

Washington County

Our profile page for Springfield, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 372 miles [598.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Louisiana

Livingston Parish

Our profile page for Springfield, Livingston Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 914 miles [1,470.9 km] to the Southwest

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Maine

Penobscot County

Our profile page for Springfield, Penobscot County   [Map]
Distance: About 675 miles [1,086.3 km] to the Northeast

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Manitoba

Our profile page for Springfield   [Map]
Distance: About 1,147 miles [1,845.9 km] to the Northwest

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Maryland

Calvert County

Our profile page for Springfield, Calvert County   [Map]
Distance: About 119 miles [191.5 km] to the East Southeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Springfield, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 90 miles [144.8 km] to the East Southeast

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Springfield, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 106 miles [170.6 km] to the East Southeast

Talbot County

Our profile page for Springfield, Talbot County   [Map]
Distance: About 148 miles [238.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Massachusetts

Hampden County

Our profile page for Springfield, Hampden County   [Map]
Distance: About 370 miles [595.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Springfield, Calhoun County   [Map]
Distance: About 394 miles [634.1 km] to the West Northwest

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 337 miles [542.3 km] to the Northwest

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Minnesota

Brown County

Our profile page for Springfield, Brown County   [Map]
Distance: About 898 miles [1,445.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Mississippi

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Springfield, Jefferson County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 879 miles [1,414.6 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Greene County

Our profile page for Springfield, Greene County   [Map]
Distance: About 804 miles [1,293.9 km] to the West

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Nebraska

Sarpy County

Our profile page for Springfield, Sarpy County   [Map]
Distance: About 924 miles [1,487 km] to the West Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Springfield   [Map]
Distance: About 722 miles [1,161.9 km] to the Northeast

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New Hampshire

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Springfield, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for Springfield, Burlington County   [Map]
Distance: About 218 miles [350.8 km] to the East Northeast

Union County

Our profile page for Springfield, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 247 miles [397.5 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Otsego County

Our profile page for Springfield, Otsego County   [Map]
Distance: About 307 miles [494.1 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.

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Springfield   [Map]
Distance: About 1,381 miles [2,222.5 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Guilford County

Our profile page for Springfield, Guilford County   [Map]
Distance: About 252 miles [405.6 km] to the South Southwest

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Springfield, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 319 miles [513.4 km] to the South Southwest

Scotland County

Our profile page for Springfield, Scotland County   [Map]
Distance: About 325 miles [523 km] to the South

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Springfield, Wilkes County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 253 miles [407.2 km] to the Southwest

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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.

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Ohio

Clark County

Our profile page for Springfield, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 273 miles [439.4 km] to the West

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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.

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Oregon

Lane County

Our profile page for Springfield, Lane County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,275 miles [3,661.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Bradford County

Our profile page for Springfield, Bradford County   [Map]
Distance: About 194 miles [312.2 km] to the North 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 182 miles [292.9 km] to the East

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.

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Springfield   [Map]
Distance: About 902 miles [1,451.6 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Springfield, Beaufort County   [Map]
Distance: About 493 miles [793.4 km] to the South Southwest

Charleston County

Our profile page for Springfield, Charleston County   [Map]
Distance: About 462 miles [743.5 km] to the South

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Springfield, Orangeburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 435 miles [700.1 km] to the South Southwest

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.

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South Dakota

Bon Homme County

Our profile page for Springfield, Bon Homme County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,023 miles [1,646.4 km] to the West Northwest

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Tennessee

Blount County

Our profile page for Springfield, Blount County   [Map]
Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the Southwest

Robertson County

Our profile page for Springfield, Robertson County   [Map]
Distance: About 489 miles [787 km] to the West Southwest

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Texas

Anderson County

Our profile page for Springfield, Anderson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,086 miles [1,747.7 km] to the West Southwest

Jim Wells County

Our profile page for Springfield, Jim Wells County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,377 miles [2,216.1 km] to the West Southwest

Limestone County

Our profile page for Springfield, Limestone County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,132 miles [1,821.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Vermont

Windsor County

Our profile page for Springfield, Windsor County   [Map]
Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 km] to the Northeast

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Virginia

Albemarle County

Our profile page for Springfield, Albemarle County   [Map]
Distance: About 92 miles [148.1 km] to the South

Danville City

Our profile page for Springfield, Danville City   [Map]
Distance: About 203 miles [326.7 km] to the South Southwest

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Springfield, Fairfax County   [Map]
Distance: About 92 miles [148.1 km] to the East Southeast

Fauquier County

Our profile page for Springfield, Fauquier County   [Map]
Distance: About 53 miles [85.3 km] to the Southeast

Page County

Our profile page for Springfield, Page County   [Map]
Distance: About 53 miles [85.3 km] to the South Southeast

Rockbridge County

Our profile page for Springfield, Rockbridge County   [Map]
Distance: About 134 miles [215.7 km] to the South Southwest

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Springfield, Westmoreland County   [Map]
Distance: About 125 miles [201.2 km] to the Southeast

York County

Our profile page for Springfield, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 187 miles [300.9 km] to the Southeast

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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.

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Wisconsin

Walworth County

Our profile page for Springfield, Walworth County   [Map]
Distance: About 551 miles [886.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Communities Located Internationally

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


Australia

- Tasmania   [Map]

Distance: About 10,023 miles [16,130.5 km] to the West Southwest

- Victoria   [Map]

Distance: About 10,092 miles [16,241.5 km] to the West

- South Australia   [Map]

Distance: About 10,368 miles [16,685.7 km] to the West

Barbados   [Map]

Distance: About 2,154 miles [3,466.5 km] to the Southeast

Scotland   [Map]

Distance: About 3,492 miles [5,619.8 km] to the Northeast

England   [Map]

Distance: About 3,724 miles [5,993.2 km] to the Northeast

Ireland   [Map]

Distance: About 3,380 miles [5,439.6 km] to the Northeast

Jamaica

- Saint Elizabeth   [Map]

Distance: About 1,470 miles [2,365.7 km] to the South

- Saint Thomas   [Map]

Distance: About 1,494 miles [2,404.4 km] to the South

New Zealand

- Canterbury   [Map]

Distance: About 8,872 miles [14,278.1 km] to the West Southwest

- Bay of Plenty   [Map]

Distance: About 8,520 miles [13,711.6 km] to the West Southwest

South Africa

- Eastern Cape   [Map]

Distance: About 8,344 miles [13,428.4 km] to the East Southeast

- Orange Free State   [Map]

Distance: About 8,252 miles [13,280.3 km] to the East Southeast

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.

Creekvale   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East of Springfield   [Map]
Dans Run   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Grace   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Green Spring   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Levels   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Points   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Raven Rocks   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Ridgedale   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Short Gap   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Spring Gap (MD)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Three Churches   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that begins in Springfield. 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4506, Longitude: -78.6936     [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 308.845 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.609 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.212 degrees.

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<7>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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<8>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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.

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