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Springfield
Hampden County, Massachusetts

ZipCodes
01103, 01104, 01105, 01107, 01108, 01109, 01118, 01119, 01128, 01129

Motto
City of Firsts



Page Contents for Springfield, Massachusetts

Statistics & Facts

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Massachusetts state capital is Boston.
The population of Springfield is approximately 156,983 1990, 153060 2010.
The approximate number of families is 61,320 1990, 56752 2010.
The amount of land area in Springfield is 83.15 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 2.851 sq kilometers.
The distance from Springfield to Washington DC is 330 miles.
The distance to the Massachusetts state capital is 82 miles. (as the crow flies)
Springfield is positioned 42.11 degrees north of the equator and 72.53 degrees west of the prime meridian.


History & History Related Items

Springfield was named for Springfield, England. It was founded by William Pynchon of the Massachusetts Colony. Because it was a major arsenal for firearms, a number of poor farmers, led by Daniel Shays, tried to steal the weapons in 1787. They were unsuccessful in their attempt. They had hoped to force the return of their lands being seized by the courts.

Springfield is known as the birthplace of basketball. A local pe teacher, James Naismith, invented the game to fill in the time between football and baseball seasons.
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Attractions

Springfield, Massachusetts is home of the Basketball Hall of Fame
1150 West Columbia Ave
Springfield, Massachusetts 01105
Phone: 413-781-6500
FAX: 413-781-1939 Springfield is the home town of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, the well-known children's book author.
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Springfield City Government

City of Springfield
36 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103
Telephone: 413-787-6000

Springfield Chamber

Greater Springfield, Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce
1441 Main St., 1st Floor
Springfield, MA 01103
Phone: 413-787-1555
Fax: 413-731-8530

Springfield Organizations

Greater Springfield, Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce
1441 Main St., 1st Floor
Springfield, MA 01103
Phone: 413-787-1555
Fax: 413-731-8530

Springfield Schools

Springfield Public Schools
195 State Street
Springfield Ma


Private Schools in Springfield



HIGHER EDUCATION


Springfield Technical Community College
One Armory Square
Springfield, Massachusetts 01105
Day Division: 413 781-7822
Continuing Education: 413 755-4089
Center for Business & Technology: 413 755-4501


Colleges in the area. Springfield

Miscellany

The population of Springfield was:
1990 - 156,983
2000 - 152,082

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