Springfield, Missouri, the seat of Greene County. It is located in the Ozarks of southwestern Missouri. Springfield is a commercial, industrial, and shipping center. Its economy is based on manufacturing, service-related industries such as health care, retail trade, and government. Transportation, mining, and construction also contribute to the economy
Springfield, sometimes called “Queen City of the Ozarks,” lies in a popular year-round resort area. Principal attractions nearby include Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Park, the site of an early Civil War battle for control of Missouri, and Table Rock and Bull Shoals lakes. Drury, Evangel, and Southwest Missouri State universities are here.
Springfield was laid out about 1835. After a railway reached here in 1870, the city became a prosperous agricultural trade center and grew steadily. A period of rapid growth came with the development of manufacturing after World War II.