Springfield, Virginia was founded in 1847 near the Orange and Alexandria Railroad’s Daingerfield Station, now known as the Backlick Road Virginia Railway Express Station. A census-designated place (CDP), Springfield had a population of 30,484 as of the 2010 census.

A Brief History

Springfield’s post office was in existence during the Civil War, having been completed sometime around 1851, and was the site of a skirmish on October 3rd, 1861 and a Confederate raid on August 3rd, 1863. In 1881, the post office was officially named after President James A. Garfield, who had been assassinated earlier that year. The name “Springfield” was reinstated in 1910, but the name Garfield continued to appear on maps through the 1930s.

A Shopping Destination

Springfield is known primarily for its many shopping centers. The first was built in the early 1970s, with more constructed throughout the 1980s and 1990s. The city recently renovated the original shopping mall to convert it to a covered plaza as opposed to the original open-air concept.

B.R. HICKS, P.C. Aggressively Defending Springfield Criminal Defense & Personal Injury Clients

Since 1976, principal attorney B.R. Hicks has been tirelessly defending those in the Springfield area who are facing criminal charges. His extensive experience and steadfast commitment to justice have cemented his position as a pillar of the community. If you need help with a criminal or civil case, contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.