Springfield Township is a beautiful residential community located in the Union County, New Jersey with a population of approximately 15,800.
Springfield was formed as a township on April 14, 1794, and was incorporated as one of New Jersey’s first 104 townships by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. The extremely critical Battle of Springfield was fought here between the American Continental Army and British forces on June 23, 1780. Some historical landmarks from the Revolution still stand: the Cannon Ball House built 1741, served as a farmhouse when the British used it as a hospital. Today it is museum. Springfield’s First Presbyterian Church, which had been burned by the British, was rebuilt, using much of the original structure. It remains at 210 Morris Avenue to this day. The statue of a Continental Soldier out front is the smallest state park in New Jersey.
Springfield is the home of the Baltusrol Golf Club which was the host to the 2005 PGA Championship and is scheduled to host the 2016 PGA Championship. Other major golf championships hosted here include the U.S. Open, held on seven occasions at Baltusrol. Golfweek magazine ranked Baltusrol Golf Club as the 36th best in its 2010 rankings of the “Best Classic Courses” in the country.
New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked Springfield in the Top 100 best places to live in New Jersey in its 2010 rankings of the “Best Places to Live” in New Jersey. In June 2010, Newsweek named Springfield’s Jonathan Dayton High School as one of the best high schools in the county – only 6% of all public schools in the U.S. made the list. Springfield is located on the northern edge of Union County. Major highways and roadways conveniently pass through Springfield, including Interstate 78, U.S. Route 22, Route 24, and Route 124, as well as County roads 509 and 577. Newark Liberty International Airport is approximately ten miles east of Springfield. The Township also operates a Jitney service to the Short Hills Train in the morning and afternoon/early evening. Whether you are a resident commuting to New York or a business seeking a great location – the Township transportation options are a great asset.
Notable current and former residents of the Township of Springfield include: Lou Campanelli, American basketball coach, George A. Halsey represented New Jersey’s 5th congressional district in Congress, 1867-1869 and 1871-1873, Claudio Reyna, Professional Soccer Player and Zygi Wilf, owner of the Minnesota Vikings. Springfield is a great place to live, work and raise a family!
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