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Situated in northwest Calhoun County, the City of Springfield, Michigan is an enclave of Battle Creek.

The chief route to and from the city from the east or west is M-96 (Dickman Road). Bedford Road leads into the city from the M-37 and M-89 intersection to the north, while M-37 continues southeast, entering the northeast corner of the Springfield city limits, and Helmet Road connects the city with I-94 and Bus-94 from the south. The W.K. Kellogg Airport abuts the city in the south.

The Canadian National Railway transects Springfield in an east-west direction, while the Norfolk Southern Railroad transects the northeast portion of the city. Amtrak passenger rail services use the Norfolk Southern tracks, with the Battle Creek Amtrak Station situated east of Springfield in Battle Creek.

The Kalamazoo River flows through the northeast portion of Springfield, while Helmer Creek connects Harts Lake, to the southwest, with West Lake, within the city limits. A portion of Lawrence Lake is within the southern city limits.

Battle Creek surrounds Springfield, and other cities and villages within twenty-five miles are Augusta, Climax, Galesburg, Richland, Bellevue, Parchment, Athens, Kalamazoo, Marshall, Olivet, Union City, Burlington, and Portage. The unincorporated communities of Level Park, Orchard Park, Morgan Corners, and Bedford are within five miles of Springfield.

The Springfield Fire Department provides fire suppression, emergency medical services, hazardous material response, fire inspection, and fire prevention education services. In contrast, police services are provided through a contract with the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office.

Schools located in Springfield include Springfield Middle School, Valley View Elementary School, Endeavor Charter Academy, and Battle Creek Montessori Academy.

The city owns and operates seven parks within the city, including B. Carol Hinton Park, Freedom Park, Linear Park Path, West Lawn Park, Upton Park, Rothchild Park, and Begg Park. Spring Brook Golf & Grill is located within the city, just west of West Lake.

Springfield was platted by D.J. Merrill and J.W. Bryce in 1904, at which time it was known as Merrill Park. Later, C.W. Post established a cereal factory in the community and renamed it Springfield for his hometown of Springfield, Illinois.

Springfield was part of Battle Creek Township until it was incorporated as a city in 1952. A few years later, in 1960, Springfield was briefly annexed to Battle Creek, but, due to strong opposition to the annexation, Springfield was given back its own identity. Since 1980, its population has been in the 5000s.

The focus of this portion of our web guide is on the City of Springfield. Online resources for the municipal government, any other governmental body within the city, local businesses, industries, schools, places of worship, organization, attractions, events, entertainment venues, and recreational opportunities, are appropriate for this category.



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