Facts About Springfield
The first inhabitants of the area were the Kalapuya people.
The city of Springfield has a total area of 15.75 square miles, of which, 15.74 square miles is land and 0.01 square miles is water.
The community was incorporated as a city in 1885.
The city was named after a natural spring located in a field or prairie within the current city boundaries.
Springfield is the second-most populous city in the metropolitan area after Eugene.
Springfield is home to two hospitals, McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center and PeaceHealth’s Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend.
The estimated population of Springfield is 115,888, as of 2019
Albert Walker, a blacksmith in town, was Springfield’s first mayor.
The city of Springfield is surrounded by filbert, orchards. The production has declined over time as fields have been developed into housing.
Springfield was settled when Elias and Mary Briggs and their family arrived in 1848.