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Welcome to the City of Mansfield, Ohio

Mansfield is the county seat of Richland County, Ohio. James Hedges, Jacob Newman, and Joseph Larwill established the town in 1808. Residents named the community after Jared Mansfield, the surveyor general of the United States. Mansfield grew slowly, having just twenty houses and one store in 1817. By 1846, 2,330 people resided in Mansfield. This tremendous growth partly resulted from the completion of a railroad, connecting Mansfield with Sandusky, Ohio. In 1846, Mansfield contained two newspaper offices, twenty-three stores, and seven churches.

Over the next forty years, Mansfield grew tremendously. In 1880, 9,859 people resided in the town, and in 1890, 13,473 people lived there. In 1888, the town was a center of manufacturing and trade in north-central Ohio thanks to the four railroads that passed through the community. Dozens of manufacturing businesses operated in the town, producing doors, brass objects, linseed oil, suspenders, paper boxes, and numerous other items. Mansfield’s largest employer was a cigar maker, Hautzenroeder & Company, with 285 employees in 1888. That same year, construction began on a prison facility.

Mansfield continued to prosper during the twentieth century. In 2000, the community was Richland County’s largest population center, with 49,346 residents. That same year, the city was ranked as the fifth best place in the United States to raise a family, and the United States Conference of Mayors has voted the community one of “America’s most livable cities.

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Road Closure – Westwood Avenue

Download Date: 10/28/2021 Contact: Mike Kunz / Mansfield Service ComplexSubject: Road ClosureDue to water main repairs it will be necessary to close sections of the following roadswhile work is being completed.Westwood Avenue from Highland Avenue to Maple StreetThe road has been closed and is set to re-open on Wednesday 11/3/2021 by the end ofthe work…

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Road Closure – West Dickson Avenue

Download Date: 10/22/2021                            Contact: Kevin Pugh / Mansfield Service Complex Subject:  Road Closure Due to storm line repairs it will be necessary to close sections of the following roads while work is being completed. West Dickson Avenue from North Mulberry Street to North Weldon Street The road will be closed beginning at 7am Oct. 23rd…

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Lift Boil Advisory – Harmon Street

Download Date: 10/22/2021 Contact: Steve Brown / Mansfield Water Repair Department Subject: Lift Boil Advisory The City of Mansfield Water Repair Department has lifted the boil advisory affecting the following areas: Harmon Street from Stocking Avenue to Dorothy Drive. Charles Street from Stocking Avenue to Dorothy Drive. Dorothy Drive from Harmon to Charles Street. All…

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