The Mystery of The Simpsons’ Hometown has Revealed

On April 12, 2012 by admin

It has been the most asked question by fans of Simpsons family and now after 500 episodes they got the answer.

The Simpsons creator Matt Groening has finally answered the 23 year old question about where in the United States does Springfield exists. And the answer is Springfield, Oregon.


Groening in an interview with Smithsonian Magzine said that homer and family lives in the same state home where he lived. “When I was a kid, the show Father Knows Best took place in Springfield. I was thrilled as I imagined it was the town next to Portland, my hometown.” said Matt.

“When I grew up, I realized it was just a fictitious name as Springfield was one of the most common names for a city in the U.S. So in anticipation of the success of the show, I thought this will be cool as everyone will think it is their Springfield, and they have” added Matt while answering why he kept it a secret for so long.

It’s a funny truth that Springfield is the fourth most common town name in the U.S. and clues have been given many times about the real location of the town. One of the most easily identified clues that link between the fictional and real town was the former power plant in Rainier, Oregon which relates to Homer’s job.

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