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Springfield, Vermont, USA - Methodist Church, Built 1843

Springfield is a town in Windsor County, Vermont. It's a vibrant community with a rich history, and it's home to the Eureka Schoolhouse, one of the oldest one-room schoolhouses in the state. Springfield also hosts various cultural events and outdoor activities.


Springfield's production of machine tools was of such importance to the American war effort that the US government ranked Springfield (together with the Cone at Windsor) as the seventh most important bombing target in the country. kids.kiddle.co




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Methodist Church, Built 1843
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Methodist Church, Built 1843
The Adnabrown Hotel, Springfield, Vermont
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The Adnabrown Hotel, Springfield, Vermont
Spafford Library and Woolson Block, Springfield, Vt.
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Spafford Library and Woolson Block, Springfield, Vt.
Black River Falls, Springfield, Vt.
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Black River Falls, Springfield, Vt.
On Chester Road, Springfield, Vt.
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On Chester Road, Springfield, Vt.
The Congregationalist Church, 1906
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The Congregationalist Church, 1906
Main Street and Hotel, 1906
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Main Street and Hotel, 1906
Springfield Fair, Springfield, Vt., Sept. 2, '08 (1908)
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Springfield Fair, Springfield, Vt., Sept. 2, '08 (1908)
High School
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Birdseye View of Jones and Lamson Upper Shop, 1910
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Birdseye View of Jones and Lamson Upper Shop, 1910
Jones & Lamson's Shop and Village
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Jones & Lamson's Shop and Village
Fellows Gear Shaper Mill
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Fellows Gear Shaper Mill
The Square, 1915
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The Square, 1915
Springfield Hospital
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Springfield Hospital
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Lindbergh Day, Springfield, Vt., July 20, 1927
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Lindbergh Day, Springfield, Vt., July 20, 1927
Savings Bank Building
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1834 - Sandpaper was invented by Isaac Fisher at Springfield in 1834.

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1839 - Springfield
Springfield, Vermont
Windsor county. Springfield is situated at the S.E. corner of the county on the W. side of Connecticut river, and is 70 miles S. from Montpelier, 24 S. from Woodstock, and 110 N.W. from Boston. Population, 1830, 1,498.

The land of Springfield is generally rich, with a deep soil suitable for grass or tillage; on the rivers are extensive intervales, forming some of the most beautiful farms in the state. The principal agricultural products are corn, rye, oats, beef, pork, butter, cheese; and wool, of which 17,872 fleeces were shorn in 1837. Many horses are raised in this town and sent to market.

The principal village is situated on Black River falls, near the centre of the town. These falls are about four miles from the confluence of Black river with the Connecticut; their descent is rapid over a rocky bed, about 60 rods, when the waters are contracted, and precipitated 50 or 60 feet down an abrupt ledge into a narrow channel. This ravine extends about 12... Read MORE...

1849 Springfield
Windsor Co. The land in Springfield is generally rich, with a deep soil suitable for grass or tillage ; on the rivers are extensive intervales, forming some of the most beautiful farms in the State.

The principal village is situated on Black River Falls, near the centre of the town. These falls are about four miles from the confluence of Black River with the Connecticut ; their descent is rapid over a rocky bed, about sixty rods, when the waters are contracted and precipitated fifty or sixty feet down an abrupt ledge into a narrow channel. This ravine extends about twelve rods ; it is sixty or seventy feet deep, and is walled by perpendicular ledges of mica slate. Over this ravine has been erected a bridge, from which may be had a full view of the falls. A mist constantly arises, in which may be seen, in a fair day, all the colors of the rainbow.

This is a very flourishing town, and the scenery around its neat and handsome village is delightful.

Boundaries. North by... Read MORE...

1853 - Fire at Springfield, Vermont.
SPRINGFIELD, Vt., Monday, Jan. 26. A large Grist and Saw Mill, two miles south of Centre Village, Springfield, Vt., belonging to William Gould, was destroyed by fire this morning. Insured for $2,300 in the New Hampshire Mutual, Concord.
The New York Times
New York, New York
January 28, 1853
1870 - In Memory of the Soldiers
A lady, 70 years of age, has erected a monument in Union Cemetery, Springfield, Vt., to the memory of the revolutionary soldiers, and paid for it in knitting with her own hands.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
July 23, 1870
1871 - Healthy Place
Springfield, Vt., must be a healthy place in which to locate. There are, in that town, ninety persons between the age of seventy and eighty years, and forty-two between eighty and one hundred. Of the latter, the average age is over eighty-four. The oldest person is ninety-nine years and nine months of age.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
March 18, 1871
1876 - Coughed up a tooth
Rev. P. B. Fisk of Springfield was taken with bleeding of the left lung, accompanied with violent pains, a few days since while on a visit, and in a violent coughing spell he raised from his left lung a tooth, which he had swallowed two weeks before while under the influence of ether administered by the dentist who extracted his upper teeth.
St Albans Daily Messenger
St Albans, Vermont
July 21, 1876
1891 - Flat turret lathe, a basic industrial tool, was invented in 1891 by James Hartness of Springfield.

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1895 - Springfield
Springfield, a post-village in Springfield township, Windsor co., Vt., on Black River, about 37 miles S.E. of Rutland, and 10 miles S.W. of Claremont, N.H. It has 4 churches, a national bank, a high school, a newspaper office, a hotel, a cotton-mill, a woollen-mill, a foundry, and manufactures of machinery, toys, ploughs, churns, &c. The Black River flows through picturesque scenery near this place, and falls about 50 feet at one vertical cataract. Pop. in 1890, 1512; of the township, 2881.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1906
Springfield, a banking post-village in Springfield township (town), Windsor co., Vt., on the Black River, about 37 miles SE. of Rutland. It has manufactures of machinery, shoddy and flocks, gear-shapers, cotton warps, etc. Pop. in 1900, 2040; of the town, 3432.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
1923 - THREE AUTOISTS DROWNED IN RIVER
SPRINGFIELD, Vt.., June 4. - Three men were drowned in the Connecticut river here late last night after their automobile had gone through a fence and down a 60-foot embankment into the water. They were GEORGE ROARK, H. G. HANSON and his son, IVAN HANSON, 16 years old, all of East Barre.

A fourth occupant of the car, E. L. Blanchard, was thrown out on the river bank and escaped injury. The bodies of Roark and the Hanson boy were recovered early today six feet from shore at a point where the water is 12 feet deep. Search was continued for the body of the elder Hanson, who was the owner and driver of the car.

Persons who saw the automobile said it was going at high speed around a curve when it left the road and went through the fence. A heavy fog hung over the valley during the night and it is believed Hanson failed to realize that he did not have a straight road ahead.
The Fitchburg Sentinel
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
June 4, 1923
1927 - Flood
...Several houses were swept from their foundations at Springfield, Vt., where the Black river was rising rapidly...
The Oelwein Daily Register
Iowa
November 4, 1927
2023 - Here's a list of some of the top attractions and activities in Springfield and its vicinity:
The Precision Museum: Start your journey with a visit to the Precision Museum, located in the heart of Springfield. This museum celebrates the history of precision manufacturing and showcases some fascinating machines and tools used in manufacturing.

Vermont Country Store: Head over to the famous Vermont Country Store in nearby Weston. This store is a delightful step back in time, offering a wide range of nostalgic products, candies, and household items.

Vermont Maple Museum: If you're interested in learning about Vermont's sweetest export, make a trip to the Vermont Maple Museum in Pittsford. Discover the history of maple syrup production and, of course, sample some delicious maple treats.

Baltimore Covered Bridge: Just outside Springfield, you can find the picturesque Baltimore Covered Bridge. It's a beautiful spot for a leisurely walk, photography, or even a picnic.

Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park: Located in Cornish, New Hampshire, this park honors the work of... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Springfield, Vermont, USA

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male ancestorJohn GRISWOLD (4 April 1749, Killingworth, Connecticut, USA - 1793, Springfield, Vermont, USA)
male ancestorOliver FAIRBANKS (8 October 1752, Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - July 1839, Springfield, Vermont, USA)
female ancestorElizabeth CLARKE (1758, Springfield, Vermont, USA - 1837, Springfield, Vermont, USA)
female ancestorJane PRATT (3 February 1766, Hingham, Massachusetts, USA - 29 May 1859, Springfield, Vermont, USA)
female ancestorAnna PRATT (8 October 1770, Cohasset, Massachusetts, USA - 28 July 1855, Springfield, Vermont, USA)
male ancestorDaniel PRATT (20 December 1771, Cohasset, Massachusetts, USA - 1840, Springfield, Vermont, USA)
male ancestorEdward FAIRBANKS (26 June 1786, Hubbardston, Massachusetts, USA (Williamsville) - 7 May 1878, Springfield, Vermont, USA)
male ancestorDaniel CORLEW (25 August 1786, Springfield, Vermont, USA - 10 December 1876, )
male ancestorSamuel Granville DARBY (24 July 1790, Lincoln, Massachusetts, USA - 26 September 1874, Springfield, Vermont, USA)

Ancestors Who Were Married in Springfield, Vermont, USA

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male ancestorCharles D CUTLER (23 June 1863 - ) and female ancestorSarah E INGERSOLL (1875 - ) married 22 November 1893
photo of Philias Joseph ROBERTS Philias Joseph ROBERTS (October 16, 1874 - January 8, 1942) and female ancestorPauline REISS (Dec 24 1888 - July 1972) married 1916

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