Mansfield is located in the northern-central part of the state of Ohio and a city and seat of Richland County that is in the northeastern part of Columbus and on the fork of the Mohican River. The area where the present-day Mansfield stands was laid out in 1808, and it was named after the United States surveyor general Jared Mansfield. With the arrival of the Mansfield and Sandusky Railroad in 1846, Pittsburgh, For Wayne, and Chicago Railway followed after in 1849 and 1863, respectively. And with the arrival of the railroad, it also stimulated the town’s economy and diversified the various manufactures.
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