Town of Springfield, Colorado
This is the official website for the Town of Springfield, Colorado.
Springfield is located in the southeastern corner of the State of Colorado, approximately 1,500 miles from either coast, 30 miles from Kansas and Oklahoma, and halfway between Denver and Amarillo, Texas. Springfield is the county seat and is located in the middle of Baca County. Springfield originally developed as a cattle ranching and farming community and a major stagecoach stop. The town was named Springfield because the land was purchased from Andrew Harrison, who was from Springfield, MO., as were many other early residents.
Established by the Windsor Town Company in 1887, the town was incorporated in 1889. When Baca County was created from Las Animas County in 1889, Springfield was named as a temporary county seat. Other towns competing for the seat were Minneapolis, Stonington and Boston. The day of the election to determine the county seat, two men representing the town of Boston got lost during a snowstorm. After much controversy, a second election was held, and Springfield won the permanent seat.
Street Superintendent: Vic McGinnis
Street Department: Jace Piper
Airport: Vic McGinnis/ Jace Piper
Landfill Operator: Donald Leonard
Swim Pool Manager: Starla Westphal
City Park Caretaker: Ray Schmidt
Memorial Park Caretaker: Teresa Duncan
Interim Police Chief: Aaron Shiplett
Police Officers: Cody Phillips & Riley Cooper
Town Manager/Clerk: Rebecca Clark
Finance Coordinator: Merna McGinnis
Office Support: Christy Brady
Community Code Enforcement: Margaret Dunham
Municipal judge: Linda Gibson
Court Clerk: Christy Brady
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