WELCOME TO THE

CITY OF MANSFIELD, OHIO

WELCOME TO THE

CITY OF MANSFIELD, OHIO

WELCOME TO THE

CITY OF MANSFIELD, OHIO

WELCOME TO THE

CITY OF MANSFIELD, OHIO

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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

Road Closure Cook Road Jan 22 2021Download For Immediate Release Date: 1/22/2021 Contact: Benson / Mansfield Service Complex Subject: Road Closure Due to Street Department work it will be necessary to close the following ramp while workis being completed. Cook Road on ramp to 13 SouthThe ramp will be closed from 8am to 1pm Saturday…

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Water Service Shutdown – South Main Street

Water Service Shutdown 1510 and 1516 S Main St Jan 21 2021Download Date: 1/21/2021                                           Contact: Crose / Mansfield Water Repair Dept. Subject:  Water service shut down Due to emergency water main repairs the City of Mansfield Water Repair Department has shut down water service to the following areas: 1510 and 1516 South Main Street The…

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