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West terminus of Hwy 36 from Hwy 120 near Springfield
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Springfield on WIS 120

Springfield is an unincorporated 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

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.

Coordinates: 42°38′30″N 88°24′43″W / 42.64167°N 88.41194°W / 42.64167; -88.41194

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