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Springfield City

Springfield City Hall is located at 405 North Main Street, Springfield, TN 37127; phone: 615-382-2200.

Beginnings [1]

By an act passed April 20, 1796, county commissioners were authorized to purchase fifty acres of land centrally located, lay out lots and sell them, and apply the proceeds toward erecting "a court house, prison and stocks." The same act provides that the town "shall be called and known by the name of Springfield." The town was platted soon afterward and lots sold for $8 each. First purchasers included Archer Cheatham, William Lusk, George Bell, Archer Cheatham, Jr., John Phillips, Thomas Johnson, Richard Mathews, Robert Curry, Joseph Pankey, Charles Simmons, John Hutchison, Joseph Wray, John Cheatham, Jacob Young, Lucy Parker and Thomas Stewart.

Probably the first store in Springfield was conducted by George Bell, who was in business as early as 1799, the same year the first county court session was held.

Springfield was incorporated in 1825.

  1. Goodspeed Publishing Company, History of Tennessee,, 1886, Nashville.
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