Springfield, West Virginia

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Springfield, West Virginia
Census-designated place (CDP)
Springfield, West Virginia is located in West Virginia
Springfield, West Virginia
Location of Springfield in West Virginia
Coordinates: 39°27′02″N 78°41′37″W / 39.45056°N 78.69361°W / 39.45056; -78.69361Coordinates: 39°27′02″N 78°41′37″W / 39.45056°N 78.69361°W / 39.45056; -78.69361
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.

History[edit]

George Washington first visited the Springfield area in 1748 as a member of a party that surveyed the land holdings of 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[edit]

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

  • Ridgedale (George W. Washington Farm), Washington 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, Strawberry Alley & Federal Street

Churches[edit]

  • 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, Strawberry Alley & Federal Street
  • Pentecostal
    • Emmanuel House of Prayer, WV Route 28
  • Presbyterian
    • Springfield Presbyterian Church, Market (WV Route 28) & Fourth Streets

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Springfield, West Virginia at Wikimedia Commons