creator, Matt Groening, claims that he chose the name "Springfield"
because it is one of the most popular names for cities in North
America. Springfield is definitely intended to be located within
the United States, however, just what state is it actually in?
The writers of the show do continue to have fun with the "Where
is Springfield?" question, and repeatedly tease the fans of
the show by giving out clues or covering up the name of the
state Springfield is in just before they're about to give it
away. Because of this, the debate rages on.
BUT. After years of extensive research
and tests, we have finally come to the conclusion that The Simpsons
is in fact taking place in our own Springfield, Illinois.
Witness these facts:
Simpson's Springfield is in the nations heartland.
Simpson's Springfield is in a part of the country where snow
Simpson's love of doughnuts. This is very obviously a direct
reference to Springfield. How can you live in Springfield, IL
and not be drawn in to the pure power of Mel-O-Cream Doughnuts
and feel the same way Homer does about them?
town and most everything in it is named after the cities founding
father Jebediah Springfield. A bronze statue, stands in the
middle of town. A replica of the "Birthplace of Jebediah" can
be visited next to Springfield's oldest tree stump. Olde Springfield
Towne honors Jebediah. Springfield Historical Society displays
artifacts of Jebediah and other settlers. All of this defiantly
refers to our Springfield love of Abraham Lincoln. The Lincoln
Tomb, New Salem town, come on people, wake up!!
Simpson's Springfield is very near Shelbyville.
Springfield Topes often face teams from Shelbyville, Salem,
and Burlington (Bloomington??). These would be towns and small
cities from the same area as Springfield, IL.
works at a nearby Shelbyville Nuclear Power Plant.
Terrace has been used throughout the history of the show to
denote the residence of the Simpson family, over the past few
years the writers have consistently chosen "742 Evergreen Terrace"
as the home of the Simpsons. "Evergreen Terrace" was the name
of the street Matt Groening lived on as a child.
was wearing a 'Springfield U' sweatshirt. University of Illinois
drives his car off a dock in Springfield Harbour. This is a
reference to Lake Springfield.
these locations and landmarks spotted on the show:
Museum of Natural History
Speedway (Springfield Mile?)
Department of Motor Vehicles
Tower (our Hilton?)