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Route 66 near Springfield, this section of the old Route 66 between Cabin Smoke Trail and north bank of the Sangamon River is known as Route 66 by Carpenter Park.
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About Springfield

Flag of Springfield, IllinoisSatellite view showing Springfield, capital city of the State of Illinois in the United States. The city is located almost in the geographical center of the state in the Lower Illinois River Basin, north of Lake Springfield and about 200 mi (325 km) south west of Chicago, the state's largest city.

Illinois Capitol in Springfield
Illinois Capitol, built in 1868. The current building is the sixth in a row of capitols since Illinois became a part of the United States in 1818.

Springfield was first settled by Europeans in the beginning of the 19th century. Today it is the largest city in central Illinois with a population of about 116,500 inhabitants (in 2015), about 200,000 people live in its metropolitan area.

The city is home to the Illinois State Capitol. The French Renaissance building houses the legislative and executive branches of the state government of Illinois.

One of its former residents influences the city until today, a lawyer named Abraham Lincoln lived in Springfield from 1837 until 1861, when he went to Washington to become the 16th president of the United States. Lincoln's final resting place is at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, his tomb is one of the first National Historic Landmarks in the US.

Some city highlights Springfield style:
Lincoln Presidential Museum (library and museum documents the life of the 16th U.S. President, Abraham Lincoln), Lincoln Home National Historic Site (the home where Abraham Lincoln lived from 1844 to 1861),
Lincoln's Tomb (final resting place of Abraham Lincolna and his wife Mary Todd Lincoln),
Illinois State Capitol (houses the executive and legislative branches of the government of Illinois),
Old State Capitol (the fifth capitol building built for the U.S. state of Illinois, today used for ceremonial functions. It was the ground for Obama's campaign kickoff in February 2007)
Illinois State Museum (museum of the natural history, reopened on 2 July, 2016).

Just zoom in to see the Old State Capitol, with the nearby Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum.

The page shows a city map of Springfield, Illinois with expressways, main roads and streets, and the location of Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (IATA code: SPI), 9 km (5.5 mi) by road north of the city.

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Local Time Springfield:
Wednsday-July-27 2016  08:25  
Standard time zone: Central Standard Time (CST); UTC/GMT -6 hours Central Daylight Time (CDT) in use from the second Sunday in March, ends on the first Sunday in November; time zone offset: UTC/GMT -5 hours
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Google Map: Searchable Map of the City of Springfield, Illinois, USA.
City Coordinates: 39.783250°N 89.650373°W
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