kids encyclopedia robot

Springfield, Walworth County, Wisconsin facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Springfield, Wisconsin
Springfield on WIS 120
Springfield on WIS 120
Springfield, Walworth County, Wisconsin is located in Wisconsin
Springfield, Walworth County, Wisconsin
Springfield, Walworth County, Wisconsin
Location in Wisconsin
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Walworth
Area
 • Total 0.673 sq mi (1.74 km2)
 • Land 0.673 sq mi (1.74 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
853 ft (260 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 158
 • Density 234.8/sq mi (90.6/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 262
GNIS feature ID 1574721

Springfield is a census-designated place in the town of Lyons, in Walworth County, Wisconsin, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population is 158. Located just northeast of Lake Geneva, it contains a mere eight streets. Springfield has an area of 0.673 square miles (1.74 km2), all of it land.

History

The community has a long history, dating back nearly two hundred years. Many of its early settlers are buried at nearby Union Cemetery. Some fought in the American Civil War. It was the home town of Assemblyman Thomas W. Hill.

A few homes remain from the Victorian Era, although some are condemned and are considered unsafe, but some have been updated or renovated.

The former train depot now serves as a cafe and rest spot for bicyclists along the White River Bike Trail.

Transportation

Wis36WesternTerminus
West terminus of Hwy 36 from Hwy 120 near Springfield

Springfield was a stop on the Racine & Southwestern branch line of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, better known as the Milwaukee Road. In its 1980 bankruptcy, the Milwaukee Road disposed of the Southwestern Line.

The former train depot now serves as a cafe and rest spot for users of the White River State Trail.

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Springfield (condado de Walworth) para niños

Black History Month on Kiddle
Famous African-American Architects:
Calvin Brent
Walter T. Bailey
Martha Cassell Thompson
Alberta Jeannette Cassell
kids search engine
Springfield, Walworth County, Wisconsin Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.