Why is Springfield Illinois the capital of Illinois?

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Because they relized that the capital that they had at the time was to small and Springfeild was larger.
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Why is springfield the capital of illinois?

because of it's historical importance, first settled by Trappers and Traders. The first home was built in 1820. The soil was very fertile attracting settlers from other areas.

Where is springfield Illinois?

It's easiest to just look at a map, but roughly: if you point towhere you think the center of Illinois is, and then move yourfinger slightly southwest from that, you're probab

Why did Illinois get its capital springfield?

Illinois got its capital because before springfield there used to be another capital kaskaskia, it got its name from a river but then the river dried up so they used another r