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Springfield, West Virginia

 

Springfield, West Virginia

Springfield, West Virginia
Census-designated place (CDP)
Springfield United Methodist Church
Springfield United Methodist Church
Springfield, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Location of Springfield in West Virginia
Coordinates:
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Hampshire
Area[1]
 • Total 1.341 sq mi (3.47 km2)
 • Land 1.340 sq mi (3.47 km2)
 • Water 0.001 sq mi (0.003 km2)
Elevation[2] 735 ft (224 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 477
 • Density 360/sq mi (140/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 26763
Area code(s) 304
GNIS feature ID 1547219[2]

Springfield is a census-designated place (CDP) in northwestern Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, Springfield had a population of 477.[3] Springfield is located north of Romney along West Virginia Route 28 at its junction with Green Spring Road (West Virginia Secondary Route 1) and Springfield Pike (West Virginia Secondary Route 3). It is currently considering incorporation.

Contents

  • History 1
    • Historic sites 1.1
  • Churches 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

History

Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron in the South Branch Potomac River valley. The Town of Springfield was formally established on December 16, 1790.

In June 1861, the town organized a company of men known as the "Potomac Guards" in support of the Confederacy. The company was under the command of Captain Philip T. Grace.[4]

Historic sites

Today, Springfield is the site of a number of historic private residences dating from the 18th and 19th Centuries.

  • 63 Springfield Pike (1860), Springfield Pike (CR 3)
  • Ridgedale (George W. Washington Farm), Washington Bottom Road (CR 28/3)
  • Frenchwood, Route 28 South and Market Street
    • The house is currently being restored. Captain John W. Shouse supposedly built the circa 1855 brick house.
  • Springfield United Methodist Church, Vine Street

Churches

  • Assembly of God
    • Community Bible Assembly of God Church, Poland Road (CR 28/2)
    • Springfield Assembly of God Church, WV Route 28
  • Methodist
    • Springfield United Methodist Church, Vine Street
  • Pentecostal
    • Emmanuel House of Prayer, WV Route 28
  • Presbyterian
    • Springfield Presbyterian Church, Market Street (WV Route 28)

References

63 Springfield Pike (1860)
  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Springfield, West Virginia. Retrieved on 2008-10-30.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder".  
  4. ^ "Hampshire Trivia", Hampshire Review, 2007-12-27: 1A 

External links

Media related to at Wikimedia Commons

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