Springfield, Ohio

History and Genealogy

Extent and Boundary

From The History of Clark County, Ohio
Chicago: W.H. Beers & Co., 1881 - Page 237

The county is twenty-nine miles long, from east to west, and about seventeen miles broad, from north to south, and contains 412 square miles. It is bounded on the north by Champaign County, east by Madison, south by Madison and Greene and west by Montgomery and Miami. The northern and western boundary lines are straight regular lines coinciding with the township and section lines of the original survey; the eastern boundary is a straight line bearing several degrees east of north, while the southern boundary is broken by several offsets, and one or two diagonal lines.

Springfield, the county seat, is situated in latitude north 93° 50', longitude west of Washington 6° 45', or 27 minutes mean time, very nearly.*

* From the local observatory of F. M. Bookwalter, Esq.