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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.
Municipal Judge: Linda Gibson
Police Chief: Dennis Bradburn
Police Sergeant: Aaron Shiplett
Police Officers: Cody Phillips & Riley Cooper
Street Superintendent: Vic McGinnis
Street Department: Jace Piper
Town Manager/Clerk: Rebecca Clark
Deputy Town Clerk: Merna McGinnis
Water/Waste Water Superintendent: Mike Ingle
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