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Population: 14,429
Size: 5.193 miles
Distance from NYC: 36 min 23.3 miles

Springfield was formed as a township on April 14, 1794, from portions of Elizabeth Township and Newark Township, while the area was still part of Essex County, and was incorporated as one of New Jersey’s first 104 townships by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1798. It became part of the newly formed Union County on March 19, 1857, with portions remaining in Essex County used to create Millburn. Other portions of the township have been taken to form New Providence Township. The township’s name derives from springs and brooks in the area. Springfield is the home of the Baltusrol Golf Club, which was the host to the 2016 PGA Championship. It has also hosted other golf major championships, including the U.S. Open, held on seven occasions at Baltusrol, most recently in 1993. Golfweek magazine ranked Baltusrol as the 36th best in its 2010 rankings of the “Best Classic Courses” in the country.

NJ Transit provides bus service to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan in New York City and to points in New Jersey including Newark Penn Station. Newark Liberty International Airport is approximately 10 miles (16 km) east of Springfield.



  • Edward V. Walton Early Childhood Center
  • James Caldwell Elementary School
  • Thelma L. Sandmeier Elementary School

Middle School

  • Florence M. Gaudineer Middle School

High School

  • Jonathan Dayton High School


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