A panoramic view of Springfield. (Photo: Simpsons Wiki)
From the time The Simpsons first aired on December 17th, 1989, the location of the pop-culture juggernaut’s fictional town, Springfield, has been hotly debated among nerds, dedicated fans and casual viewers alike. While Springfield is supposed to represent a fictionalized version of Anytown, USA, this hasn’t stopped theories from circulating around every corner of the internet. In fact, there’s a whole world of Springfield cartography out there.