Springfield, Missouri - Facts & Figures
The land that made up Missouri Territory was included in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. The land on which the city stands was previously occupied by the Kickapoo, Delaware, and the Osage Indians. Soon after, the Delaware Native Americans received treaty land where Springfield's Sequiota Park and the antique stores of its Galloway Village now stand. On the southeastern side of the city in 1812, 500 Kickapoo Native Americans built a small village of about 100 wigwams. The Kickapoo abandoned the site in 1828.
- Population: 167,319
- Industries: Health care, Agribusiness, Tourism
- Area Codes: 417
- ZIP Codes: 65800-65899
- Surrounding Cities: Nixa, MO , Republic, MO , Ozark, MO , Bolivar, MO , Lebanon, MO