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Hampden County, Massachusetts

01103, 01104, 01105, 01107, 01108, 01109, 01118, 01119, 01128, 01129

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History & History-related items

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Chamber of Commerce.



Statistics & Facts

The Massachusetts state capital is Boston.
The population of Springfield is approximately 156,983 (1990), 153060 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 61,320 (1990), 56752 (2010).
The amount of land area in Springfield is 83.15 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 2.851 sq kilometers.
The distance from Springfield to Washington DC is 330 miles.
The distance to the Massachusetts state capital is 82 miles. (as the crow flies)
Springfield is positioned 42.11 degrees north of the equator and 72.53 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

Springfield was named for Springfield, England. It was founded by William Pynchon of the Massachusetts Colony. Because it was a major arsenal for firearms, a number of poor farmers, led by Daniel Shays, tried to steal the weapons in 1787. They were unsuccessful in their attempt. They had hoped to force the return of their lands being seized by the courts.

Springfield is known as the birthplace of basketball. A local pe teacher, James Naismith, invented the game to fill in the time between football and baseball seasons.
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Springfield, Massachusetts is home of the Basketball Hall of Fame
1150 West Columbia Ave
Springfield, Massachusetts 01105
Phone: 413-781-6500
FAX: 413-781-1939 Springfield is the home town of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, the well-known children's book author.
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Springfield City Government

City of Springfield
36 Court Street
Springfield, MA 01103
Telephone: 413-787-6000

Springfield Chamber

Greater Springfield, Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce
1441 Main St., 1st Floor
Springfield, MA 01103
Phone: 413-787-1555
Fax: 413-731-8530

Springfield Organizations

Greater Springfield, Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce
1441 Main St., 1st Floor
Springfield, MA 01103
Phone: 413-787-1555
Fax: 413-731-8530

Springfield Schools

Springfield Public Schools
195 State Street
Springfield Ma

Private Schools in Springfield


Springfield Technical Community College
One Armory Square
Springfield, Massachusetts 01105
Day Division: (413) 781-7822
Continuing Education: (413) 755-4089
Center for Business & Technology: (413) 755-4501

Colleges in the area. Springfield


The population of Springfield was:
1990 - 156,983
2000 - 152,082

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