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Springfield, Vermont is a full-service community combining a rich industrial heritage with the natural beauty of Vermont. Learn more about Springfield-a place to visit and a community that represents the best of Vermont.

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History

Founded in 1752 and chartered in 1761 with a grant from Governor Wentworth of the Province of New Hampshire, settlement of Springfield began in earnest shortly before the American Revolution. During the 19th century, many machine tool companies and manufacturers located along the banks of the Black River to take advantage of its hydroelectric potential at the point where it falls a total of 110 feet in an eighth of a mile.
Springfield's most famous inventor was James Hartness who held 120 different patents ranging from turret lathes to a safety razor, sundials and telescopes. By the 20th century, Springfield was known worldwide for many other inventions: the common clothespin, breech-loading gun, steam shovel, corn planter, sheep shearing machine and mop wringer. Other inventions included gear grinding and shaping machines and other machine tools sold extensively in the United States and shipped to over seventy countries around the world.

Activities

Camping, fishing, bicycling, boating, swimming, golf and tennis are but a few of the area's warm weather activities. During the winter, skiers flock to ten major alpine ski resorts located within forty miles and enjoy miles of snowmobile and cross- country ski trails.



Local Springfield

River Valley Technical Center
307 South St.
Springfield, VT 05156
802-885-8484
802-885-8454

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