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Encyclopedia > Springfield, Missouri
Springfield, Missouri
Nickname: The Queen City of the Ozarks
Location in the state of Missouri
Location in the state of Missouri
Coordinates: 37°11′42″N 93°17′10″W / 37.195, -93.28611
Country United States
State Missouri
Counties Greene, Christian
Founded 1838
Area
 - Total 73.8 sq mi (191.1 km²)
 - Land 73.2 sq mi (189.5 km²)
 - Water 0.6 sq mi (1.7 km²)
Elevation 1,299 ft (396 m)
Population (2006)
 - Total 150,797
 - Density 2,072.0/sq mi (800.0/km²)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 65800-65899
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-70000[1]
GNIS feature ID 0735864[2]
Website: http://www.springfieldmo.gov/home/

Springfield is a city in Christian and Greene Counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. On July 1, 2006, its estimated population was 150,797, of whom 150,790 lived in Greene County and 7 lived in Christian County,[3] making it the third largest city statewide. It is the county seat of Greene County.[4] The Metropolitan Statistical Area for Springfield includes the counties of Christian, Dallas, Greene, Polk, and Webster. According to Forbes Magazine's list of "America's Wildest Weather Cities," Springfield is the city with the most varied weather in the nation.[5] Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... 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Name

The origin of the name Springfield remains unclear. Writing in 1883 the historian R. I. Holcombe states, "The town took its name from the circumstance of there being a spring under the hill, on the creek, while on top of the hill, where the principal portion of the town lay, there was a field." He goes on to note, "This version of the origin of the name is disputed by the editor of the Springfield Express, Mr. J. G. Newbill, who, in the issue of his paper, November 11, 1881, says: 'It has been stated that this city got its name from the fact of a spring and field being near by just west of town. But such is not a correct version. When the authorized persons met and adopted the title of the "Future Great" of the Southwest, several of the earliest settlers had handed in their favorite names, among whom was Kindred Rose, who presented the winning name, "Springfield," in honor of his former home town, Springfield, Robertson county, Tennessee.'" [1] Springfield is a city located in Robertson County, Tennessee. ...


The most common view is that the city was named for Springfield, Massachusetts. One story is that a man named James Wilson, who lived in the then unnamed city, offered free whiskey to everyone who would vote for naming it after his home town of Springfield, Massachusetts.[6] Nickname: Location in Hampden County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Hampden Settled 1636 Incorporated 1852 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Charles Ryan (D) Area  - Total 33. ...


Current issues

In 2003, the city council of Springfield prohibited smoking in restaurants except for specific listed exceptions. [2] Image File history File links Gnome_globe_current_event. ...


In November 2004, voters turned down a plan to fund a new coal-fired power plant in the city. Many voters who were polled stated concerns about the pollution that a new coal power plant would cause. The power plant bond issue was again placed on the ballot for the residents within the city limits to decide in June, 2006, and was approved.


In August, 2005, Springfield announced plans to annex a large chunk of southeastern Greene County. Plans called, if necessary, to force the area into the city. The annexation was called off after an agreement was reached with Rogersville to the east which also filed to annex the same area. Annexation has become a controversial issue in recent years, causing a lawsuit with neighboring Brookline. Rogersville is a city located in Greene and Webster County, Missouri. ... Brookline is a village located in Greene County, Missouri. ...


In November 2006, voters established a "bar ban" for anyone under 21. Those under 21 are (according to the bill) not allowed in any bar or restaurant that makes most of their profit by selling alcohol, after 9pm. This caused an uproar with the college students from Missouri State, Drury, and other schools, who pointed out that since most bars were strict on checking IDs, underage adults visited the bars to support local music and sober drive for older friends.


Aimed at curbing underage drinking in Springfield, the ban has not fully succeeded as planned. While underage drinking in bars may have been reduced, some dispute its level of effect and believe house parties to be the next substitute for underage students wanting to drink.


Geography and Climate

Springfield is located at 37°11′42″N, 93°17′10″W (37.195098, -93.286213).[7]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 73.8 square miles (191.1 km²), of which, 73.2 square miles (189.5 km²) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²) of it (0.87%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...

Monthly Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rec High °F 76 81 87 93 93 101 113 106 104 93 81 77
Norm High °F 41.6 47.7 57.8 67.7 75.9 84.6 89.9 89.5 81.2 70.6 56.4 45.5
Norm Low °F 21.8 26.4 34.9 43.6 53.4 62.2 67.1 65.6 57.4 46.1 35.3 25.9
Rec Low °F -13 -17 -3 18 30 42 44 44 31 18 4 -16
Precip (in) 2.11 2.28 3.82 4.31 4.57 5.02 3.56 3.37 4.83 3.47 4.46 3.17
Source: USTravelWeather.com [3]

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 151,580 people, 64,691 households, and 35,709 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,072.0 people per square mile (800.0/km²). There were 69,650 housing units at an average density of 952.1/sq mi (367.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.69% White, 3.27% African American, 0.75% Native American, 1.36% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.88% from other races, and 1.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.31% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 64,691 households out of which 24.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.7% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.8% were non-families. 35.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.82. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 19.9% under the age of 18, 17.4% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $29,563, and the median income for a family was $38,114. Males had a median income of $27,778 versus $20,980 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,711. About 9.9% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.1% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Education

The public high schools in Springfield are Central High School, which was attended by civil rights figure Linda Brown and Price Is Right host Bob Barker, Kickapoo High School (which was attended by actors Brad Pitt and Lucas Grabeel), Hillcrest High School (which was attended by former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft), Parkview High School, and Glendale High School. Private schools include Springfield Sudbury School and Greenwood Laboratory School (which was attended by famed golfer Payne Stewart). There are several private, Christian schools in Springfield as well, including New Covenant Academy, Springfield Lutheran School, Springfield Catholic High School, and Christian Schools of Springfield. // Central High School is a high school located in downtown Springfield, Missouri. ... George E.C. Hayes, Thurgood Marshall, and James Nabrit, congratulating each other, following Supreme Court decision declaring segregation unconstitutional Brown v. ... The Price is Right is a popular game show based on contestants guessing the retail prices of displayed prizes. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Kickapoo High School is a high school in Springfield, Missouri. ... William Bradley Brad Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an American actor, film producer, and social activist. ... Lucas Stephen Grabeel (born November 23, 1984) is an American actor and singer. ... The United States Attorney General is the head of the United States Department of Justice concerned with legal affairs and is the chief law enforcement officer of the United States government. ... John David Ashcroft (born May 9, 1942) is an American politician who was the 79th United States Attorney General. ... Parkview High School is the only high school of the Parkview School District, also commonly referred to as Orfordville-Parkview, PHS, and Parkview. ... Payne Stewart on the cover of the 2001 paperback edition of the authorised biography by Tracey Stewart with Ken Abraham. ...


Colleges and universities located in Springfield include Missouri State University (attended by actors John Goodman and Kathleen Turner) (until 2005 it was known as Southwest Missouri State University, or SMSU), Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Baptist Bible College, Central Bible College, Drury University (known as Drury College until 2000) (which was attended by Bob Barker), Evangel University (until 2000 it was known as Evangel College, or EC), Forest Institute of Professional Psychology, Ozarks Technical Community College, St. John's College of Nursing and Health Sciences of Southwest Baptist University, Vatterott College, Everest College, Cox College (Nursing School), Webster University, and Bryan College. Missouri State University located in Springfield, Missouri is the states second largest university in student enrollment, second only to the University of Missouri. ... Not to be confused with Johnny Goodman (TV producer), Johnny Goodman, or John C. Goodman. ... Mary Kathleen Turner (born June 19, 1954) is an Academy Award nominated American actress. ... The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, commonly known as AGTS, is a denominationally-funded seminary in Springfield, Missouri. ... Baptist Bible College is a 322. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Drury University is a private liberal arts college in Springfield, Missouri. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Evangel University is a private liberal arts university located in Springfield, Missouri and has, since its foundation, been affiliated with the Assemblies of God Church. ... Educational opportunities in the Ozarks took an important step forward April 3, 1990, when residents of Springfield and thirteen surrounding public school districts voted to establish a community technical college. ... Southwest Baptist University (SBU) is a private institute of higher education affiliated with the Missouri Baptist Convention which is part of the Southern Baptist Convention. ...


Springfield also hosts Missouri's first Special Education PTA or SEPTA.


Places of interest

Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, Bass Pro Shops, Wilsons Creek National Battlefield The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield, Missouri, showcases sports memorabilia of Missouri athletes and interactive displays. ... Bass Pro Shops is a privately held sporting goods and outdoor goods store headquartered in Springfield, Missouri. ...


National Register of Historic Places

Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Mosque
Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Mosque

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2560x1920, 879 KB) The Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Mosque in Springfield, Missouri. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2560x1920, 879 KB) The Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Mosque in Springfield, Missouri. ... The Abou Ben Adhem Shrine Mosque (known locally as simply the Shrine Mosque) is a building of arabesque design located in downtown Springfield, Missouri. ... The Gillioz theatre a historical landmark located near downtown Springfield, Mo at 325 Park Central East. ... The 562-foot Jefferson Avenue Footbridge in Springfield, Missouri, is a more than 100-year-old bridge that allows pedestrians to cross 13 sets of railroad tracks. ... The beautifully restored Baroque Renaissance/Napoleon style Landers Theatre, built in 1909, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. ... Springfield National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in the city of St. ... Stone Chapel is the oldest stone structure in Springfield, built in 1880 and listed in the National Registry of Historic Landmarks. ... Wilsons Creek National Battlefield is a unit of the National Park Service at 6424 West Farm Road 182 in Republic, Missouri. ...

Nicknames

Springfield's nickname is the "The Queen City of the Ozarks." It is also known as "The Cultural Center of the Ozarks." The area formerly known as North Springfield was once known as Moon City. Springfield is also known as "The Birthplace of Route 66," due to its early connection with the designation of U.S. Route 66. A placard in Park Central Square was dedicated to the city by the Route 66 Association of Missouri for its prominent role in the birth of Route 66. Ozark redirects here. ... Ozark redirects here. ... Route 66 redirects here. ...


Transportation

Springfield is served by Interstate 44 which connects the city with St. Louis and Tulsa, Oklahoma. U.S. Route 60, U.S. Route 65, and U.S. Route 160 pass through the city, and formerly U.S. Route 66 and U.S. Route 166 also passed through the city. Portions of the historic US 66 can still be seen in portions of the city. US 166's eastern terminus was once located in the northeast section of the city, and US 60 originally ended (westbound) in downtown Springfield. US 60 now goes through town on James River Freeway. Route 13 carries traffic north towards Kansas City. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 44 Interstate 44 (abbreviated I-44) is an interstate highway in the central United States. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Oklahoma Coordinates: , Country State Counties Tulsa, Osage, Rogers Government  - Mayor Kathy Taylor (D) Area  - City 186. ... U.S. Route 60 is an east-west United States highway, running 2,670 miles (4,300 km) from Virginia to Arizona. ... U.S. Highway 65 is a north-south United States highway stretching from Albert Lea, Minnesota to Natchez, Mississippi. ... U.S. Highway 160 is an east-west United States highway. ... Route 66 redirects here. ... U.S. Highway 166 is an east-west United States highway. ... James River Freeway is a fourteen mile-long freeway located largely on the south side of Springfield, Missouri. ... Route 13 is a highway in Missouri which runs almost the entire north-south length of the state. ... Nickname: Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri. ...


Major streets include Glenstone Avenue, Sunshine Street, National Avenue, Campbell Avenue, Kansas Expressway, Battlefield Road, Republic Road, West Bypass, Chestnut Expressway, and Kearney Street.


Springfield also has public transportation operated by City Utilities that serves most areas inside the city limits in its fleet of biodiesel-fueled busses.


Railroads

The Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway has a major hub operation in Springfield. Mainlines to and from Kansas City, St. Louis, Memphis and Tulsa converge at the railroad's yard facility in the north part of the city. The Missouri and Northern Arkansas Railroad also operates several miles of (former Missouri Pacific) industrial trackage within the city. The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company (AAR reporting mark BNSF) (NYSE: BNI), headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, and established as a result of a 1995 merger between the parent companies of the Burlington Northern Railroad and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, is one of the largest... The Missouri and Northern Arkansas Railroad (AAR reporting mark MNA) is a Class III short-line railroad headquartered in Carthage, Missouri. ... Missouri Pacific (MoPac; AAR reporting mark MP) was the first American railroad west of the Mississippi River. ...


Springfield was once home to the headquarters and main shops of the St. Louis-San Francisco Railroad (Frisco). The Frisco was absorbed by the Burlington Northern in 1980. The BN subsequently merged with the Santa Fe in 1994, creating the current Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway. The St. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Defunct railroad companies of the United States | California railroads | Colorado railroads | Idaho railroads | Illinois railroads | Iowa railroads | Kansas railroads | Kentucky railroads | Minnesota railroads | Missouri railroads | Montana railroads | Nebraska railroads | North Dakota railroads | Oregon railroads | South Dakota railroads | Washington railroads | Wisconsin railroads | Wyoming railroads ... The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company (AAR reporting mark BNSF) (NYSE: BNI), headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, and established as a result of a 1995 merger between the parent companies of the Burlington Northern Railroad and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, is one of the largest...


65-plus freight trains travel to, from, and through the city each day. In October 2006, BNSF announced plans to upgrade its Tulsa and Memphis mainlines into Springfield to handle an additional four to six daily intermodal trains between the West Coast and the Southeast.


Passenger trains have not served Springfield since 1967. However, in 2006 the Missouri Department of Transportation and Amtrak began studying the possibility of restoring service to the city from St. Louis. The proposed service would utilize the current BNSF "Cuba Subdivision" mainline between the two cities via Rolla. Missouri Department of Transportation (also refered to as MoDot) is in charge of maintaining public roadways of Missouri. ... The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... Alternate uses: see Rolla (disambiguation). ...


Airport

Springfield-Branson National Airport serves the city. It is the principal air gateway to Springfield and Branson. Springfield-Branson National Airport (IATA: SGF, ICAO: KSGF) is a public airport located in northwest Springfield, Missouri. ... A typical busy night on The Strip (Hwy 76) The Titanic Museum is shaped to look like the real Titanic and is a popular tourist attraction in Branson The Duttons performing their famous song where they all play each others violins at their theater in Branson Missouri Herkimer and Cecil...


Famous Natives and Residents

Politics

John David Ashcroft (born May 9, 1942) is an American politician who was the 79th United States Attorney General. ... Matthew Roy Matt Blunt (born November 20, 1970) was elected Governor of Missouri on November 2, 2004. ... Roy D. Blunt (born January 10, 1950) is a Republican politician from Missouri, currently representing that states 7th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives. ... Sempronius Hamilton Boyd (May 28, 1828 – June 22, 1894) was a nineteenth century politician, lawyer, judge and teacher from Missouri. ...

Arts, Literature, Humanities and Entertainment

This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Price Is Rights US 36th season logo. ... Aaron Grant Buerge (born on April 22, 1974 in Butler, Missouri) is an American businessman and television personality, best known for the role in The Bachelor. ... For the 1999 movie The Bachelor starring Chris ODonnell, see The Bachelor (film). ... Kim Crosby (born July 11, 1960 is an American singer and actress. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... William Garwood William Garwood (April 28, 1884 - December 28, 1950) was an American stage and film actor and director of the early silent era in the 1910s. ... Not to be confused with Johnny Goodman (TV producer), Johnny Goodman, or John C. Goodman. ... Lucas Stephen Grabeel (born November 23, 1984) is an American actor and singer. ... Jay Kenneth Johnson is an American actor born 24 February 1977 in Springfield, Missouri. ... This article is about the band. ... Robin Luke (born March 20, 1942) was an American rockabilly singer. ... The Ozark Mountain Daredevils were a music group from the 1960s and 1970s. ... William Bradley Brad Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an American actor, film producer, and social activist. ... Tony Tost (born 1975) is an American poet. ... Mary Kathleen Turner (born June 19, 1954) is an Academy Award nominated American actress. ... Robert Westenberg (also commonly called Bob Westenberg) is a musical theatre actor who has appeared in such shows as Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods and The Secret Garden. ... Lou Whitney is a bass player and producer, who currently plays in The Morells. ... Cover of Broom (2005) Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin (SSLYBY) is an American indie rock band from Springfield, Missouri. ... Sara Groves Sara Groves is an American singer/songwriter from Minneapolis, Minnesota. ...

Sports

  • Josh Kinney, First Springfield Cardinal (AA) to make the St. Louis Cardinals major league roster.
  • Larry Nemmers, NFL referee.
  • Payne Stewart, professional golfer.
  • Jack Jewsbury, MLS player for the Kansas City Wizards.
  • Lori Endicott, 1996 olympic volleyball player.
  • Jackie Stiles, NCAA All-Time Leading Scorer in womens basketball.
  • Ryan Howard, current MLB player, 2005 NL Rookie of the year, 2006 Home Run Derby Champion, 2006 NL Most Valuable Player

Josh Kinney (b. ... Larry Nemmers (20) Larry Nemmers is an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) since the 1985 NFL season. ... Payne Stewart on the cover of the 2001 paperback edition of the authorised biography by Tracey Stewart with Ken Abraham. ... Jack Jewsbury (b. ... Jackie Marie Stiles is a basketball shooting guard born December 21, 1978 in Kansas City, Kansas to Pat and Pam Stiles. ... Ryan James Howard (born November 19, 1979 in St. ...

Business

John Q. Hammons (born James Quentin Hammons on February 24, 1919) is an American businessman and one of the nations premier developers of upscale luxury hotels and resorts. ...

Criminals and Persons of ill Repute

  • John Gotti, Mafioso (incarcerated at United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners, died in Springfield in 2002)
  • Timothy McVeigh, bomber and antigovernment conspirator (incarcerated at United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners, prior to his 2001 execution)
  • Ramzi Yousef, 1993 World Trade Center bomber (incarcerated at United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners)
  • Robert Franklin Stroud, Birdman of Alcatraz (incarcerated at United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners, died in Springfield in 1963)

For other persons named John Gotti, see John Gotti (disambiguation). ... For the Navy sailor, see Timothy R. McVeigh. ... Ramzi Ahmed Yousef or Ramzi Mohammed Yousef (also transliterated as Ramzi Yusuf, Ramzi Youssef) (Arabic: رمزي يوسف ), birth name possibly Abdul Basit Mahmoud Abdul Karim (Arabic: عبد الباسط كريم) and also known by dozens of aliases,[1] is a Kuwaiti of Pakistani descent who was one of the planners of the 1993 World Trade Center... Strouds mugshot Robert Franklin Stroud (January 28, 1890 – November 21, 1963), known as the Birdman of Alcatraz, was a prisoner in Alcatraz who supposedly found solace from segregation by raising and selling birds. ...

Other

Jimmie Angel found Angel Falls by this plane. ... Angel Falls (indigenous name: Parekupa-meru) is the worlds highest free-falling, freshwater waterfall at 979 m (3,212 ft), with an uninterrupted drop of 807 m (2,648 ft). ... Kristi Capel is the current Miss Missouri USA 2006. ... Amber Seyer, Miss Missouri USA 2007 Miss USA 2004 Shandi Finnessey from Missouri The Miss Missouri USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state Missouri in the Miss USA pageant. ... NASA Biography Categories: Stub | 1959 births | Astronauts ... James Alan Groves (December 17, 1952 – February 5, 2007) was a Hebrew Bible scholar, theologian, educator, and pastor. ...

Sister cities

Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm Town twinning or sister cities is a concept whereby towns or cities from geographically and politically distinct areas are paired, with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Tours is a city in France, the préfecture (capital city) of the Indre-et-Loire département, on the lower reaches of the river Loire, between Orléans and the Atlantic coast. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... San Pedro Tlaquepaque, or simply Tlaquepaque, is a municipality in the Mexican state of Jalisco. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Isesaki (伊勢崎市; -shi) is a city located in Gunma, Japan. ...

References

History of the University (6 Dec. 2006). Retrieved on 18 Dec. 2006.


Notes

  1. ^ a b American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ US Board on Geographic Names. United States Geological Survey (2007-10-25). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/GCTTable?_bm=y&-geo_id=04000US29&-_box_head_nbr=GCT-T1-R&-ds_name=PEP_2006_EST&-_lang=en&-format=ST-9S&-_sse=on United States Census Estimates 2006
  4. ^ Find a County. National Association of Counties. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ Van Riper, Tom. "In Pictures: America's Wildest Weather Cities: No. 9: Most Variety (biggest variations in temperature, precipitation, wind), Springfield, Mo.", Forbes, 2007-07-20. 
  6. ^ Dark, Phyllis & Harris. Springfield of the Ozarkas: An Illustrated History. Windsor Publications, 1981. ISBN 0-89781-028-7.
  7. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.

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