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Springfield
Greene County, Missouri

ZipCodes
65802, 65803, 65804, 65806, 65807, 65809, 65810, 65810

Motto
"Everywhere Should Be Like This"
Gateway City to Ozark Mountain Country
The Queen City of the Ozarks
Birthplace of Route 66



Page Contents for Springfield, Missouri

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Missouri state capital is Jefferson City.
The population of Springfield is approximately 150,797 2006, 159498 2010.
The approximate number of families is 69,650 2000, 69754 2010.
The amount of land area in Springfield is 175.995 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Springfield is 73.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 1.682 sq kilometers.
The distance from Springfield to Washington DC is 930 miles.
The distance to the Missouri state capital is 113 miles. (as the crow flies)
Springfield is positioned 37.19 degrees north of the equator and 93.28 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Springfield elevation is 1300 feet above sea level.
Springfield per capita income is $ 20,508 2000.
Springfield median income is $ 29,433 2005.
The Springfield median home price is $ 91,500 2005.
The average low temperature is 24-55 winter degrees F.
The average high temperature is 59-87 summer degrees F.

Location

in the southwest corner of Missouri near Interstate 44 and US 65. Branson, Missouri is about 35 miles south and Kansas City, Missouri, is about 157 miles away. Other nearby communities include Battlefield, Brookline, Fremont Hills, Nixa, Willard, Strafford, Ozark and Republic.
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Climate


seasonal, but milder than much of the surrounding area.
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Weather


four seasons type. Weather page for Springfield.
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History & History Related Items

There are several versions of how Springfield was named. The most common is that it was named for Springfield Massachusetts. The story says James Wilson offered a free whiskey to everyone who would vote for the name of his hometown, Springfield, Massachusetts, as the name for the new town. Some say the name was geographic being named such because the town was on a field near a spring on a hill. Another said that when a group met to choose a name, they handed in their favorite names. Kindred Rose turned in the name of springfield after his hometown of springfield, Tennessee. A history page for Springfield.
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The settling of Springfield

1830

The founding of Springfield

1835

The incorporation of Springfield

1838


Attractions

Springfield Convention and Visitor's Bureau
3315 East Battlefield
Springfield, Missouri 65804-4048
e-mail: cvb@springfieldmo.org
Phone: 417-881-5300 or toll-free 1-800-678-8767 for more information about Springfield and Branson.

Tourist Information Page

Attractions in Springfield.

Sister City - Isesaki, Japan. This relationship was established on July 18, 1986. isesaki, Japan

Dickerson Park Zoo
3043 N. Fort Ave.
Springfield, Missouri
Phone: 417 864-1800
Open year-round. This zoo is nationally known for its breeding of elephants, cheetahs and bald eagles.

Springfield Art Museum
1111 E Brookside Dr
Springfield, MO 65807-1829
Phone: 417-837-5700

Springfield Regional Opera
109 Park Central Square
Springfield, MO 65806-1314
Phone: 417-863-1960

Springfield Symphony Association
1536 E Division St
Springfield, MO 65803-3823
Phone: 417-864-6683
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Springfield City Government

Springfield City Administration
840 N Boonville Ave.
Springfield, MO 65802-3832
Phone: 417-864-1000
City Clerk Phone: 417-864-1653


Springfield Chief Of Police
321 E Chestnut Expressway
Springfield, MO 65802-3830
Phone: 417-864-1782


the Official Springfield Missouri homepage

City Information Office
Phone: 417 864-1011




COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Greene County Clerk
940 N Boonville Ave
Springfield, MO 65802-3850
Phone: 417-868-4055
Greene County Courthouse
940 N Boonville Ave
Springfield, MO 65802-3850
Phone: 417-868-4000

Springfield Historical Events

2003, April
The first student chapter of Business and Professional Women BPW in the nation was chartered in April, 2003 in Springfield, Missouri on the campus of Southwest Missouri State University SMSU. The 30 founding members come from a variety of business and professional disciplines at SMSU. The first President of SMSU's BPW Chapter is Kelli Wolf. The faculty advisor for the student chapter is Dr. Rose Utley, Associate Professor, Department of Nursing. Development of the SMSU Student Chapter was spearheaded by members of the Greater Ozarks Business and Professional Women's organization that was chartered in 1985.


1931
"Still Alert at 91"
When her husband was captured in the Battle of Pea Ridge and brought to Springfield, Mrs. Elizabeth Plaster dashed in to see him. Stockades, hard-headed captains and other difficulties couldn't stop her. Mrs. Plaster, now 91, three times married, is visiting at the home of a son, Lum Moses, of 1103 East Brower Street. She married her first husband, John Williams, at 18. Mrs. Plaster was born in 1840 in Webster County, near Marshfield, the daughter of John Cardwell. Her present home is in Altoona, Kansas, where she resides with a daughter.

Springfield Chamber

Chamber of Commerce for Springfield
202 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway
P.O. Box 1687
Springfield, Missouri U.S.A. 65801-1687
Phone: 417 862-5567
fax 417 862-1611
e-mail: spfdcham@spfld-mo-chamber.com

Springfield Community Events

Community Events in Springfield


in February each year
The Annual Sertoma Chili Cook-Off will be held at University Plaza Trade Center in Springfield as a benefit for the Boys and Girls Clubs. See the above website for full details and application forms. Further information is available from the Sertoma office, 863-1231, or from Publicity Chairman Bob Chancellor, 882-4979 or bob-chancellor@hom3.com

Springfield Organizations

Chamber of Commerce for Springfield
202 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway
P.O. Box 1687
Springfield, Missouri U.S.A. 65801-1687
Phone: 417 862-5567
fax 417 862-1611
e-mail: spfdcham@spfld-mo-chamber.com

Springfield Libraries

Springfield-Greene County Library
620 W Republic Rd
Springfield, MO 65807-5818
Phone: 417-888-1818

Springfield Schools

Springfield Public Schools
940 N Jefferson Ave
Springfield, MO 65802-3718
Phone: 417-864-3800


Springfield Catholic Schools
1763 E Elm St
Springfield, MO 65802-3227
Phone: 417-865-5567


Schools in Springfield



HIGHER EDUCATION


Springfield College
1010 W Sunshine St
Springfield, MO 65807-2446
Phone: 417-864-7220


Southwest Missouri State University Springfield

Miscellany

The population of Springfield was:
1997 - 149,811
2000 - 151,580
2006 - 150,797

The number of housing units was:
1990 - 62,472
2000 - 69,650


Median age:
2000 - 33.5 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 29,563
2005 - $ 29,433

Median house value:
2000 - $ 79,800
2005 - $ 91,500

Springfield is located in the Central Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.


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