First settled by Quakers who arrived in Pennsylvania with William Penn,
Springfield was first recognized as a governmental entity in 1686.
Many of the streets in Springfield are named after former prominent
citizens, including Powell, Kennerly, Lownes, Levis, Thomas, Beatty, Lewis,
Foulke, Evans, Powell, Pancoast, Worrell, and Edge. Originally, Springfield
was primarily a farming town.
Springfield Township is the third largest municipality in terms of land area
in Bucks County. It measures 31.35 square miles. The township got its
name from the abundant springs that often inundated area fields.
Natural features include Bitts Hill, Buckwampum Mountain, Cooks Creek, Cressman Hill, Gallows Hill, Gallows Run, Haycock Creek, The Lookout, Rocky Valley, Slifer Valley, Spring Garden, and Tohickon Creek.
Springfield has three numbered routes: Pennsylvania Routes 309, 212, and 412.
Living in Springfield Township offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. There are highly rated public schools and a lot of parks.
Springfield Township has one of the finest public and private school systems, churches of various denominations, an excellent public library, a country club with municipal golf course, a swimming pool, a clubhouse, and an indoor ice skating rink, and an extensive park system of 211 acres in 24 locations which offer playing fields that provide athletic and recreational relaxation which are utilized by various athletic organizations and residents.
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