Springfield MO Fun Facts
The origin of the city’s name is unclear, but the most common view is that it was named for Springfield, Massachusetts by migrants from that area. One account holds that James Wilson, who lived in the then unnamed city, offered free whiskey to anyone who would vote for the name Springfield, after his hometown in Massachusetts.
Springfield’s nickname is “Queen City of the Ozarks” and it is known as the “Birthplace of Route 66”. It is home to three universities,Missouri State University, Drury University, and Evangel University.