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Springfield is an unincorporated census-designated place in northwestern Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, Springfield had a population of 477. 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.

 

Springfield History

George WashingtonGeorge 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.

Historic sites

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)
  • Shouse-Martin House, Route 28 and Market Street
  • The Shouse-Martin House is currently being restored. Captain John W. Shouse supposedly built the 1851 brick house.
  • Springfield United Methodist Church, Strawberry Alley & Federal Street

 

Springfield 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, Strawberry Alley & Federal Street

 

  • Pentecostal
  • Emmanuel House of Prayer, WV Route 28

 

  • Presbyterian
  • Springfield Presbyterian Church, Market (WV Route 28) & Fourth Streets

 

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Source: wikipedia.org


 

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