Springfield is located in southeast Georgia in Effingham County. It is approximately 25 miles northwest of downtown Savannah. Adjoining Effingham County cities include Rincon and Guyton. It can be reached by taking the northernmost exit of I-95 (exit 109) in Georgia and then traveling approximately 15 miles northbound on Hwy 21. It is 20 miles from the Savannah / Hilton Head Island International Airport.
When Effingham County chose the City of Springfield as its perpetual county seat in 1799, it discovered something other than a focal area. Railroad and sawmill enterprises flourished in the county, and in the coming years Springfield got home to neighborhood trade, diversion, open assistance, places of worship and several mortgage holders. Springfield developed as a unique city among its sister urban communities in the County.
Present day structures have mixed into Springfield's recorded structures saving our town's inclination of days of old. During charitable Society Victorian homes, you'll discover flourishing organizations and a solid feeling of network. Regardless of what change has brought to our city throughout the years, Springfield has remained "The Core of Effingham."
The City of Springfield discovered its initial roots during a state-named commission's assignment of a halfway found county seat and Town hall square in 1799. Effingham County had asserted three distinctive county situates before the turn of the century, however with the new foundation of Springfield as the county's center, Effingham had at last discovered its "heart."
A Town with a Plan
Following the conventional "square town plan" of numerous towns all through the South, Springfield spread its branches from the Town hall square and developed into a town loaded up with houses, network foundations and other open structures. The appearance of the railroad and the George M. Brinson Sawmill in the mid-1900s carried flourishing business to Springfield alongside right around a 500 percent expansion in populace. The rich design and history of our town endured incredibly as the aftereffect of a progression of flames during the late 1800s through the 1960s. While Springfield's legacy stayed solid, we lost a considerable lot of our city's engineering fortunes to the attacks of these flames.
One of the "gems" that endure is the site of our unique Town hall and the Old Jail. Following Greek Old-style structure, the Town hall was manufactured and planned by Savannah planner Hyman W. Witcover. As our county developed, this unique structure additionally developed to house the numerous open and taxpayer supported organizations expected to suit our county's evolving needs.
A Sense of Style
Alongside that development rose an adjustment in home styles. As various new homes were developed in 1910, the Cottage or People Victorian style of building got common in Springfield. These homes were molded for solace of living in Springfield's warm beach front condition. Raised establishments decreased rising warmth from the beginning gave ventilation. Floor plans capitalized on cool night breezes, and roof lines limited the tenacious beams of the sweltering Georgia sun. Roomy patios added to the agreeable style of living delighted in by Springfield inhabitants and filled in as ideal areas for loosening up evenings and neighborly visits.
Growing and Building
A developing populace implied a developing requirement for network administrations including an arsenal, houses of worship and different organizations. Although Springfield presently fills in as home to seven places of worship, two church structures served the network in the mid-1900s. The Baptist Church and the Methodist Episcopal Church met in their unique havens until flames and development requested that they manufacture new structures. The Lutheran Church, Springfield's third most seasoned assembly, went along in 1909 and still meets in its unique haven.
Getting Down to Business
Business started blasting in Springfield's soonest days. What began with one retail location worked by B. E. Mingledorff in 1900 developed into various organizations to fill the requirements of Springfield's quickly developing populace. J. B. Simmons Deal and Retail Staple goods, a medication store, a meat advertise, the Trade Bank of Springfield, and Mingledorff and Winged animal Cap and Apparel Store all made their ways for nearby benefactors offering an assortment of materials and administrations.
Family-claimed organizations have filled in as a long-standing custom of Springfield's affectionate business network. Later Springfield business tourist spots incorporated the Mars Theater, Kight Portage Vendor, barbershops, a good old medication store total with soft drink wellspring, and Snooks IGA, which has filled in as Springfield's benevolent, family-claimed basic food item since 1948. Although our business network has developed throughout the years considering the City's needs and our county's development, it has stayed a fundamental piece of life in Springfield.
A Season of Change
Throughout the years, Springfield has endured numerous periods of progress. Springfield endeavors to viably and innovatively mix its past with its future. With the development of the Interstate 21 Detour, what was at one time a principle county lane through the lanes of Springfield redirected a huge number of voyagers from its Central avenue. The City of Springfield profited by this new improvement by concentrating our endeavors on restoring the old neighborhood feel of our organizations, homes and administrations. The outcome has been a restored enthusiasm for the explanation such many us are pleased to call Springfield home – a sentiment of family, a long history of customs and a solid feeling of old neighborhood pride.
Routinely planned Committee Gatherings are right now hung on the second Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m. You may tap on the "Chosen Officials" tab, above, to see the up and coming gathering Plan or the as of now affirmed minutes of Board gatherings.
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City of Springfield
P.O. Box 1
Springfield, GA 31329
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