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Springfield in Brown County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Springfield, Minnesota

 
 
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By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
1. Springfield, Minnesota Marker
Inscription. John and Daniel Burns were pioneer settlers in this area of brown County. Burnstown Township was named in their honor.

Railroad construction advanced westward and the name of the station stop here in 1873 was "Burns." A small settlement developed around this and a plat of the village was filed in 1877.

Two years later the community had two hundred fifty inhabitants, four stores, over a dozen other businesses - plus a school, two churches and a doctor.

The village was incorporated in 1881 and the name changed by legislative act. A prominent businessman selected the name "Springfield" because there was a large, flowing spring on the townsite.

A Home Rule Charter was adopted in 1923 when the village became the City of Springfield.

Erected by the Brown County Historical Society - June 1981

 
Erected 1981 by the Brown County Historical Society.
 
Location. 44° 14.601′ N, 94° 58.019′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Minnesota, in Brown County. Marker is at the intersection of East End Avenue (County Highway 5) and East Rock Street (U.S. 14) on East End Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at East End Park. Marker is in this post office area: Springfield MN 56087, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Springfield, Minnesota Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
2. Springfield, Minnesota Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); Jonathan Brown and the Shetek Trail (approx. 2.2 miles away); Cobden (approx. 6.5 miles away); The Attack on the Brown Family (approx. 7.3 miles away); Leavenworth (approx. 8.2 miles away); Jackson Crossing (approx. 8.5 miles away); Evan (approx. 9.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Springfield.
 
Also see . . .
1. City of Springfield, Minnesota. (Submitted on August 11, 2013.)
2. Springfield, Minnesota. Wikipedia entry. "The town was often mentioned on Little House on the Prairie as the town to which Charles Ingalls would frequently go for his 'business travels.'" (Submitted on August 11, 2013.) 
 
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Springfield, Minnesota Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
3. Springfield, Minnesota Marker
north side of marker with duplicate text
Springfield, Minnesota Marker image. Click for full size.
By K. Linzmeier, July 30, 2013
4. Springfield, Minnesota Marker
East End Park
 
 
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