Springmount is a rural locality 4 km east of Creswick. The origin of the name is uncertain. There is a Springmount Hill (668 m) about 1 km northwards.

Springmount school was opened in 1875. The area was recorded as being a farming and mining one shortly after the turn of the century, with a post office, church and hotel. The church was probably the small Methodist weatherboard structure (c1870) with a front porch, which was used as a Uniting church in the 1990s. The school closed in 1960.

Springmount has several timber cottages typical of Creswick district, 1860-1900. Its census populations have been:

area census date population
Springmount 1891 269
  1933 127
  1961 80
Springmount and environs 2006 335
  2011 not recorded

Further Reading

Lester Tropman and Associates, Creswick Shire heritage study, Creswick Shire, 1990