Place:Springfield, Hampshire, West Virginia, United States

Watchers


NameSpringfield
TypeCommunity
Coordinates39.45°N 78.683°W
Located inHampshire, West Virginia, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

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.

History

the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

George 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)
  • Frenchwood, Route 28 South and Market Street
    • The house is currently being restored. Captain John W. Shouse supposedly built the circa 1855 brick house.
  • Springfield United Methodist Church, Strawberry Alley & Federal Street

Research Tips


This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Springfield, West Virginia. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.