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Springfield, Vermont

Springfield Vermont is located just off I-91 at exit 7, in the "Southern Windsor County" region of Vermont. It is a four-season, full-service community, with a vibrant & historic downtown area, and is know as "Home of the Simpsons" after winning the Simpsons Home Town Movie Premier in 2007.

Springfield is home to Vermont's oldest one-room schoolhouse. Eureka Schoolhouse was built in 1785 and is located on VT Route 11 as you enter town from I-91. Springfield is also home to the Hartness Airport, and the Hartness House & Hartness-Porter Museum. James Hartness was the Governor of Vermont from 1921-1923, a leading amateur astronomer, and Vermont's first licensed pilot.

Springfield offers access to many recreational activities throughout the year, including a 3-mile long path known as "The Toonerville Trail" winding along the Black River. The Trail was built from an abandoned railroad corridor for walking, bicycling, rollerblading, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.


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Quick Facts About Springfield

County: Windsor
Latitude / Longitude: 43.29 N / 72.48 W
Zip Code(s): 05156
Chartered: 1761
Population (2010): 3,979
Elevation: 410 feet | Land Area: 2.36 miles
Town Clerk: 802-885-2104
Nicknames: Home of the Simpsons
Major Hospitals: Springfield Hospital
Nearest Airports: Hartness State Airport
Nearest Amtrak: Bellows Falls (12 miles S) and Claremont, NH (8 miles NE)
Colleges/Universities: a branch of the Community College of Vermont and the University of Vermont. Birthplace of: Daric Barton (born 1985), first baseman with the Oakland Athletics; James Kochalka (born 1967), local cartoonist & rock musician; Russell W. Porter (1871-1949), explorer, artist & telescope innovator.
Tourist Attractions: Springfield Art & Historical Society, Eureka Schoolhouse, Hartness House Inn & Hartness-Porter Museum, The Stellafane National Historic Landmark, The Connecticut River, Springweather Nature Area, Crown Point Country Club. Nearby: The Fort at Number 4 (6 miles S), Ascutney State Park (13 miles N), The Vermont Country Store (11.5 miles SW)

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Nearby Cities and Towns:

Region 9: Southern Windsor County | Baltimore (2.4 miles NW) | Weathersfield (2.5 miles NE) | New Hampshire (4.5 miles SE)| Rockingham (3.0 miles S) | Chester (2.6 miles W)

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