It was founded as a Puritan plantation in 1636, and named after the founder's hometown of Springfield, Essex, England. It soon became a prosperous agricultural and trading town.
Today, Springfield is known for its quality of life, culture, history, Victorian homes and buildings, downtown area, riverfront, bridge, and distinct, often pictaresque neighborhoods.
People Born in Springfield
Springfield in People's Lives
Liam Neeson: I traveled here in 1995 to film scenes of the movie Before and After.