Springfield is a city in Clark County in the U.S. state of Ohio. It has a population of 62 844 (2006). In Springfield is also the county seat ( county seat ) of Clark County.
His time here was the end of the running east-west railway line. In Springfield, the settlers moved westward, had to change trains from the railroad on other means of transport. Therefore, Springfield has long had great economic importance. As the settlers here again could stock up on " necessities of life ", before they went, there were a number of dealers, bars and entertainment establishments. When the railway line between East and West Coast was consistently, Springfield lost its importance.
Later Springfield has made a name for itself as an industrial location. Among other things, Rittal has built up its U.S. headquarters.
In 2004, Springfield was chosen as the " All-American City."
The college located in the city area was named after the German sister city. It's called Wittenberg University and has about 2,000 students.
¹ 1980-2000: census results; 2005 and 2010: Updating the U.S. Census Bureau
Sons and daughters of the town
- Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), Photographer
- Frank Boggs (1885-1926), painter
- William Riley Burnett (1899-1982), novelist and screenwriter
- Garvin Bushell (1902-1991), jazz musician
- Justin Chambers (born 1970 ), actor
- Call Cobbs (1911-1971), jazz pianist
- Jason Collier (1977-2005), basketball player
- Mike DeWine (* 1947), politician
- Lillian Gish (1893-1993), actress
- Quentin Jackson (1909-1976), jazz trombonist
- Benjamin G. Lamme (1864-1924), electrical engineer and chief engineer at Westinghouse
- John Legend (born 1978 ), R & B musician and songwriter
- Johnny Lytle (1932-1995), jazz musician
- Troy Perkins ( born 1981 ), football goalkeeper
- John Sack ( born 1938 ), novelist
- Cecil Scott (1905-1964), jazz musician
- Lloyd Scott ( 1902-19? ), Jazz musician
- Charles Thompson ( born 1918 ), jazz pianist
- Tommy Tucker (1933-1982), blues singer and pianist
- Earle Warren (1914-1994), jazz saxophonist
- Since 1995, Lutherstadt Wittenberg
- Since 2002 with Kragujevac in Serbia