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Brief History

The town of Springfield was chartered on August 20, 1761 and named for Springfield, Massachusetts.

Springfield is known for inventiveness and industry. The area called "the Cradle of Inventions" and "Precision Valley" has created many worthwhile devices, such as, the common spring clothes pin, the breech loading rifle, the steam shovel, the corn planter, the broomholder, hay and straw cutters, mop wringer, sheep shearing machine, the optical comparator and the flat turret lathe.[1][2]

Historical Data

The Vermont Historical Gazetteer is a 5 volume set of historical information by Abby Maria Hemenway with Volume I published in 1867 and Volume V completed in 1891 after her death. Also available online in PDF format at this link.

Town Histories

History of the Town of Springfield, Vermont, by Charles Horace Hubbard and Justus Dartt - Find the book in a library. This book is available on ancestry.com.

The history of Springfield, Vermont, 1885-1961 : with an introductory chapter to 1885, by Keith Richard Barney - Find the book in a library.

Vital Records

FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.

Probate Records

The probate district for Springfield is Windsor.
Windsor Probate Court
PO Box 402 (Cota Fuel Bdg)
N. Springfield, VT 05150
Phone: (802) 886-2284

City Directories

The Family History Library has microfilm of the 1917 & 1918 Springfield Town Directories.

Vermont City Directories in Vermont Repositories.

Maps

1869 map of Springfield.

1886 map of Springfield.

Cemeteries

The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Springfield. For location of cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Windsor County, website at this link.

North Springfield
Springfield

Churches

1. Calvary Baptist Church
    156 Main St.
    Springfield, VT 05156
    Phone: (802) 885-2349

2. First Congregational Church United Church of Christ
    77 Main St. 
    Springfield, VT 05156
    Phone: (802) 885-5728

3. St Mark's Episcopal Church
    33 Fairground Rd.
    Springfield, VT 05156
    Phone: (802) 885-2723

4. St. Mary's Catholic Church
    10 Pleasant St.
    Springfield, Vermont 05156
    Phone: (802) 885-3400

Town Records

Digital images of Sharon Town records 1903-1996 are available online at FamilySearch.

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Springfield Town Clerk's Office. These include Land records, 1778-1917; general index to land records, 1771-1888, Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1730-1996,and Town records, 1769-1842.

Town of Springfield
96 Main St.
Springfield, VT 05156
Phone: (802) 885-2104
Website: Springfield VT Gov Office2

Newspapers

Rutland Herald

Libraries and Historical Societies

Springfield Art & Historical Society
9 Elm Hill St.
PO Box 313
Springfield, VT 05156
Phone:(802) 885-2415
Website: Springfield art and historical society
Historical Society is also on Facebook

Springfield Town Library
43 Main St.
Springfield, VT 05156
Phone: (802) 885-3108
Website: Springfield town library

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