Springfield, Missouri Holidays

Springfield is a beautiful and historic community located in scenic Robertson County, one of Tennessee's leading counties in agricultural production. Robertson County was named in honor of General James Robertson, the founder of the Cumberland Settlements. Thomas Kilgore established the first settlement in Robertson County on the Red River in 1779.

 

Tennessee was known as the western territory of North Carolina at the time of Kilgore's arrival. The area that is Robertson County today later became a part of Tennessee County, one of three counties in the Mero District of North Carolina. At the time of statehood in 1796, Tennessee County was divided into Montgomery and Robertson counties.

The first General Assembly of Tennessee authorized a county seat for Robertson County by the name of Springfield in 1796. The town was established in 1798, but it was not incorporated until 1819.

The plan for Springfield incorporated 50 acres and provided for a public square, 10 streets, and 66 lots to be sold to the public at the price of $8 each. The first courthouse was built of hand-hewn logs.

During the Civil War, Robertson County men enlisted in the armed forces of the Confederacy and fought at many major battles. Springfield and Robertson County, however, were occupied by Union forces early in the war and remained so until the end of the conflict. The First Presbyterian Church sanctuary was used as a stable by Union cavalry and horseshoe gouges can still be seen today on the original sanctuary floor.

Springfield Tourist Attractions – 

• Fantastic Caverns
• Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium
• Dickerson Park Zoo
• Ozark Park Trail
• Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield

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