Place:Springfield, Hampshire, West Virginia, United States


Coordinates39.45°N 78.683°W
Located inHampshire, West Virginia, United States
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Springfield is a census-designated place (CDP) in northwestern Hampshire County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, Springfield had a population of 477.[1] 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.


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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.

  • 63 Springfield Pike (1860), Springfield Pike (CR 3)
  • Ridgedale (George W. Washington Farm), Washington Bottom 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, Vine Street

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