The Historic Town of Springfield, Louisiana is conveniently located off Interstate 12, on Highway 42. Springfield is the place “Where Everybody is Somebody”
Springfield Town Hall
Springfield began in the 17th century at one of the northernmost points considered to be navigable on the Natalbany River. Between Springfield and Lake Maurepas, Ponchatoula Creek joins the Natalbany and increases its flow. Via the Natalbany, Lake Maurepas, and Lake Ponchatrain, and Bayou Saint John, Springfield had access to New Orleans by water; similarly, at the time (prior to the damming of the channel by levees) along the Amite River and Mississippi River, Bayou Manchac provided shallow-water access between Springfield and Baton Rouge.
By 1810 Springfield was one of the areas of interest in the rebellion against Spain to produce the Republic of West Florida. Bricks from the old Spanish fort can still be found at its location roughly 200 yards in front of the current Post Office
This lovely red brick antebellum structure served as the Livingston Parish Courthouse from 1835 to 1872 when the town of Springfield was the parish seat of Livingston Parish. It is a national register property located at the intersection of Second Street and Mulberry. Later on the parish seat was moved to the community of Port Vincent, where another former parish courthouse also stands. From Port Vincent the parish seat was moved to Centerville (Springville)in 1881 and finally in 1941 the parish seat was moved to its current location at the Town of Livingston.
Come visit us today, you’re sure to find a welcoming smile and wonderful historical landmarks in the beautiful but unique Historical Town of Springfield!
St. Thomas Chapel