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Springfield is located just 20 minutes north of Fort Belvoir and is home to more than 30,000 people. Now part of the most affluent region in the nation, Springfield was founded in 1847 as a station along the Orange and Alexandria Railroad. The area remained largely rural until 1946 when a realtor subdivided the area for suburban development along the recently opened I-95, which provided quick and easy access to Washington D.C.

Notable Nearby Attractions

Lake Accotink

Lake Accotink Springfield, VA, Fort Belvoir Local Area and Community

This 55-acre lakes resides in a 493-acre park complete with wetlands and streams. The park includes picnic areas, a playground, pavilions and hiking trails.

The Orange and Alexandria Railroad was a highly contested link between Washington D.C. and Richmond during the American Civil War.

Springfield Art Guild

The Springfield Art Guild is a non-profit group dedicated to inspiring intrest in arts and crafts in the Springfield region. The Guild offers juried art shows, classes and educational programs.


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