The Mann and Miller families, neighbors in Germany, together migrated to American and settled near this site circa 1774. First were friends John Miller and Jacob Mann. Families labored to build Cook's Fort, Indian Creek Church and town of Springfield. Both settlers and most family burials in the Tyler Mann and Miller-Halstead cemeteries.Springfield
Here in 1852, 1/4 acre lots were sold to form the community of Springfield, located on Great Road. Some forty families lived in the village, which included homes, stores, schools, churches, mill, tannery, brick yard, post office, and a resort hotel. Known as Hunters Springs, the town had virtually disappeared by the the middle of the twentieth century.