posted on Apr, 11 2012 @ 03:43 PM
So is it newsworthy? You betcha!
People have been pondering this conundrum for 22 years. Where is the REAL Springfield? Is it even REAL? Why Springfield and not say...Denver?
Harrisburg? Or Butt-Cheek Iowa even?
Anyways, we can all rest easy now as one of the greatest conspiracies
of the last 2 decades has finally been solved...well revealed actually.
I know I can sleep well tonight...
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - The Springfield that exists in the mind of Matt Groening is a kind of American everything — hick pit stop, rosy-cheeked
Rockwellian font of family values, cesspool of corruption, ethnic melting pot, boomtown gone to rust.
The real Springfield is a western Oregon town of about 60,000 people. Its quiet Main Street is struggling in the face of a recession while the
highway-based chain stores and restaurants survive or thrive. Its median income is just under $40,000 and nearly 20 per cent of people of all ages
live under the poverty line.
And it might be of worthy note that early settlers apparantly didn't have much of an imagination when it came to naming their new settlements. How
many Springfields did you say?
There are 35 states containing a Springfield. A Springfield can be found in 35 different states—at least four in Wisconsin, and no fewer than
nine Springfield Townships in Pennsylvania. On the other hand, database studies suggest that there are many more common place-names, including
Fairview, Midway and Oak Grove. Accounting for all the place-names in the United States is made difficult by database ambiguities, but the reality
seems to be that the popularity of "Springfield" relative to other names is more legend than fact.
This is an incomplete list.
Springfield, Jacksonville, Florida
Springfield, Illinois (the state capital)
Springfield, New Hampshire
Springfield, New Jersey
Springfield, New York
Springfield, North Carolina
Springfield, South Carolina
Springfield, South Dakota
Springfield, West Virginia
Springfield, Dane County, Wisconsin
Springfield, Jackson County, Wisconsin
Springfield, Marquette County, Wisconsin
Springfield, St. Croix County, Wisconsin
Springfield, Walworth County, Wisconsin
Springfield Crossing, Delaware
Springfield Plantation, Mississippi
Springfield Township, Michigan
Springfield Township, Kalkaska County, Michigan
Springfield Township, Oakland County, Michigan
Springfield Township, Minnesota
Springfield Township, New Jersey
Springfield Township, Burlington County, New Jersey
Springfield Township, Union County, New Jersey
Springfield Township, Hamilton County, Ohio
Springfield Township, Lucas County, Ohio
Springfield Township, Pennsylvania
Springfield Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania
Springfield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Springfield Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Springfield Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania
Springfield Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania
Springfield Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
Springfield Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania
Springfield Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Springfield Township, York County, Pennsylvania
People have been searching for the Simpson's home for 22 years!
Follow the link to see pics and descriptions of "Springfield locations in the US.
It's been said (by Bruce Townley, among others) that every state in the USA has a Springfield. This isn't true; 35 states have a Springfield or
a close cousin; but the following states are Springfield-deficient: Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico,
North Dakota*, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Utah, Washington, Wyoming. *North Dakota does have a Springfield Township, but it's mostly an empty spot on