Springfield, Walworth County, Wisconsin

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West terminus of Hwy 36 from Hwy 120 near Springfield
Springfield on WIS 120

Springfield is an unincorporated census-designated place in the town of Lyons, in Walworth County, Wisconsin, United States.[1] As of the 2010 census, its population is 158.[2] Located just northeast of Lake Geneva, it contains a mere eight streets. Springfield has an area of 0.673 square miles (1.74 km2), all of it land.

History[edit]

The community has a long history, dating back nearly two hundred years.[3] Many of its early settlers are buried at nearby Union Cemetery. Some fought in the American Civil War.[citation needed] It was the home town of Assemblyman Thomas W. Hill.

A few homes remain from the Victorian Era, although some are condemned and are considered unsafe[citation needed], but some have been updated or renovated.

The former train depot now serves as a cafe and rest spot for bicyclists along the White River Bike Trail.

Transportation[edit]

Springfield was a stop on the Racine & Southwestern branch line of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, better known as the Milwaukee Road. In its 1980 bankruptcy, the Milwaukee Road disposed of the Southwestern Line.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://wisconsin.hometownlocator.com/wi/walworth/springfield.cfm
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 20 April 2011.
  3. ^ http://www.walcohistory.org/#
  4. ^ Springfield Railroad History and Photos

Coordinates: 42°38′30″N 88°24′43″W / 42.64167°N 88.41194°W / 42.64167; -88.41194