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 – East 5th Street

Download Date: 4/9/2021                            Contact: Johnny McCune / Mansfield Service Complex Subject:  Road Closure Due to sanitary main repairs it will be necessary to close sections of the following roads while work is being completed. East Fifth Street from Purdy Street to Ashland Road The road will be closed Monday April 12, 2021 and is set…

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Scheduled Phone System Outage

Phone System News Release Download For Immediate Release Date: 4/7/2021                            Contact: James Weiner, IT Director / 419-755-9679 Subject:  Scheduled Phone Outage Mansfield, OH–Due to the migration to our new phone system, the phone numbers to the City of Mansfield will be down on Wednesday, April 14th beginning at approximately 8:00 AM. Various departments will be…

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Road Closure – Boals Ave

Boals Ave April 7 2021.docxDownload Date: 4/7/2021                            Contact: Steve Brown / Mansfield Service Complex Subject:  Road Closure Due to water main repairs it will be necessary to close sections of the following roads while work is being completed. Boals Avenue from Grace Street to Abbott Drive.  The road has been closed and is set to…

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