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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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Arbor Day

Download Subject: City of Mansfield Shade Tree CommissionCelebrates Arbor Day with Malabar Intermediate 4th Grade StudentsTuesday, May 11, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Mansfield, Ohio – The City of Mansfield Shade Tree Commission is pleased toannounce the second program offered to celebrate Arbor Day 2021 and theirparticipation in the 25th Annual Earth Stewardship Celebration. On Tuesday,…

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Scheduled Phone System Outage

Download Mansfield, OH–Due to the migration to our new phone system, the phone numbers to the City of Mansfield will be down on Wednesday, May 5th beginning at approximately 8:00 AM. Various departments will be coming back up throughout the day as the IT Department gets the new phones installed and logged into the system….

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Boil Advisory – North Diamond Street – Lifted

Download Date: 5/3/21                                     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: North Diamond Street from North Park Street to East Fourth Street. East Third Street from North Diamond Street to North Adams Street. All…

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