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GOLF in SPRINGFIELD

Springfield Country Club Oak Hills Golf Course The Legacy
2203 Ruth St
9 Holes
Tennis Courts
1928 Hygeia
9 Holes
Old Greenbriar Pike
18 Holes

HISTORY of SPRINGFIELD

Became city 1796
Incorporated in 1819
Named for town spring on "Black Branch"
Courthouse

Trivia
Chairman of the Reconstruction Finance Corp. in the 1930s, Jesse H. Jones helped rescue the American economy and was so powerful that he was called a “fourth branch of government.” The businessman was born in 1874 in Springfield.

 

First courthouse made of hand hewn logs in 1799

Courthouse #1 burned
Brick building erected 1819
Existing courthouse built 1879
Cost $20,959.40 to build
Clock tower and wings added 1930
First turnpike through city completed 1855
Henderson & Edgefield Railroad Established route 1857
Federal troops took possession of City 1862
Robertson County Fair Association Established 1868
Glen Memorial Club House 318 Fifth Av W
Built 1906
Garner Law Office Built by General John Garner, 1850
Robertson County Museum Located in old post office building
124 Sixth Ave W
Albion Bldg., Fifth Ave
Contains articles depicting county's history
Free

 

DOWNTOWN Springfield, Tennessee

A Snapshot of Downtown 
Springfield, Tennessee on
11/21/99

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1 North Side of 5th Avenue between Locust Street & Main Street
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2 Northeast corner of 5th Avenue and Main Street

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3 East Side of Main Street between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue
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4 East Side of Main Street between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue
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5 East Side of Main Street between 8th Avenue and Thomas
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6 East Side of Main Street between Thomas and 10th Avenue
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8 Northwest corner of Main Street and Railroad Track

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10 West Side of Main Street between 8th Avenue and 7th Avenue
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11 West Side of Main Street between 7th Avenue and 6th Avenue
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13 South Side of Court Square
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14 North Side of 6th Avenue between Locust and Town Square

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15 West Side of Court Square
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18 Southwest Corner of 5th Avenue and Locust

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The First Presbyterian Church, built in 1839 is the oldest public building in current use in Robertson County, located on lot 17 of the original city plat.  The bell, still in use, was given by the Cheatham family.  A center partition placed men on one side, ladies on the other.  Used as a stable during Union occupation, hoof marks are still visible on the old floor.  The sanctuary was added in 1897 by Thomas Pepper in memory of his wife.

19 West Side of Locust between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue

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20 Northeast Corner of 7th Avenue and Locust

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CHURCHES in SPRINGFIELD

First Presbyterian Church St Michael's Catholic Church
Erected 1839
Served as stable for Union Troops during Civil War
Auditorium added 1897
Constructed 1842
Bell tower completed 1942
Is oldest functioning Catholic Church in Tennessee

SCHOOLS in SPRINGFIELD

People Tucker School South Haven Christian Academy
Founded 1907
Became Springfield High School 1927
Burned 1936
Rebuilt 1939
Now serves as Middle School
New High School built 1980
116 Academy Dr
Private institution

HISTORICAL SOCIETIES in SPRINGFIELD

Robertson County Historical Society Gorham McBane Library
White Street


HOMES in SPRINGFIELD

Glen Raven Wessington House Cheatham Home George W Davis Home
Built 1897
Has 34 rooms
Built 1819 306 Seventh Av N
Built by Richard Cheatham 1833
Used as school until 1897
Fifth Av W
Built 1852
Hance L Dulin Home Dr A G White Home Henry H Kirk Home John E Garner Home
400 Fifth Av W
Built 1897
607 Fifth Av W
Built 1892
Fifth Av E
Built 1855
300 Fifth Av W
Built 1855
Henry Thomas Straton, Sr Home Major S S Gause Home R K Hicks Home Stark Home
402 Fifth Av W
Built 1897
701 Fifth Av W
Built 1894
306 N Main St
Built 1866
300 N Main St
Built 1879
John Stark owned a wholesale whisky house
James H Woodard Home Edward Kirk Home William McCurry Home Batts Home
309 N Main St
Built 1866
Walls constructed with misture of sand, lime, cement, and dirt
316 N Main St
Built 1867
 

311 N Main St
Built 1896

1306 Batts Blvd
Built 1855-60
Dillard Mitchell Home Andrew Ewing Garner Home Joseph Carter Stark Home Lowe Home
311 Garner St
Built 1894
317 Garner St
Built 1870
503 Walnut St
Built 1834
Willow St
Built 1854

LIBRARY in SPRINGFIELD

Gorham-Macbane Public Library 405 White St
Built 1969
25,000 Volumes
Displays local art and area history

PARKS in SPRINGFIELD

Travis Price Park Blackwood Dr
FACILITIES: 4 Ball Fields, Soccer Fields, Picnic Shelters, Walking/Jogging Trails, Lake, Playground
Garner Street Park FACILITIES: Ball Fields, Picnic Areas, Playgrounds, Tennis
South Main Street Park FACILITIES: Ball Fields
The Center 401 N Main St
FACILITIES: Volleyball, Weight Room, Steam & Sauna Room, Basketball, Indoor Track, Meeting Room

SISTER CITIES for SPRINGFIELD
To follow are sister cities across the United States with the
same name as this city:

CITY STATE ZIP
Springfield Alabama 36274
Springfield Arkansas 72157
Springfield Colorado 81073
Springfield Florida 32401
Springfield Georgia 31329
Springfield Idaho 83277
Springfield Illinois 62700
Springfield Indiana 46743
Springfield Kentucky  40069
Springfield Louisiana 70462
Springfield Massachusetts 01101
Springfield Maine 04487
Springfield Michigan 49015
Springfield Minnesota 56087
Springfield Missouri 65800
Springfield North Carolina 28635
Springfield Nebraska 68059
Springfield New Jersey 07081
Springfield New York 13468
Springfield Ohio 45501
Springfield Oregon 97477
Springfield Pennsylvania 16914
Springfield South Carolina 29146
Springfield South Dakota 57062
Springfield Texas 75853
Springfield Virginia 22015
Springfield Vermont 05156
Springfield Wisconsin 53176
Springfield West Virginia 26763

SPECIAL DAYS in SPRINGFIELD

JAN

Agricultural Expo The Center

FEB

T&T Jr High Basketball Tourn The Center
Held at The Center and Springfield Middle School
1st & 2nd Weeks of February

MAR

Celebration of Quilts Lions Club Minstrel
The Center Springfield Middle

APR

Spring Fling The Center

MAY

Kiwanis Annual Pancake Day Cheatham Park School
1st Saturday in May

JUNE

Church Barbeque Barbeque & Quilt Auction
St Michaels Catholic Ch
1st Saturday in June
Martin's Chapel Meth Ch
4th Saturday in June

SEPT

Robertson County Fair Fairgrounds
2nd Week of September

OCT

Christian Church Bazaar Holiday Kick-Off
Central Christian Church
2nd Saturday in October
The Center
Extension Homemakers All Clubs Day & Holiday Kick-Off

NOV

Annual Barbeque Western Star Lodge #9
1st Saturday in November

DEC

Christams Parade Handel's Messiah Sugar Plum Ball Nashville Symphony Orchestra
Downtown
First Methodist Church
The Center
1st Saturday in December
Sponsored by Chamber of Commerce for needy children
Springfield Middle School

STATISTICS for SPRINGFIELD

SIZE
Square Miles 7.65
POPULATION
1960 9,221
1970 9,720
1980 10,814
1990 11,227
ELEVATION Feet: 680 Feet
TEMPERATURE
Yearly Average 58 F
January Average High 44.7 F
July Average High 88.6 F
January Average Low 25.6 F
July Average Low 66.3 F
PRECIPITATION
Yearly Average Rainfall 44.8 Inches
Yearly Average Snowfall 11.9 Inches
LOCATION CODES
Zip 37172
Phone Prefix 382, 384

VISITOR CENTERS in SPRINGFIELD

Springfield Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 307
100 5th Ave. W.
Springfield TN 37172

 

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