|City of Mansfield|
Skyline of downtown Mansfield
|Nickname: The Heart of Ohio|
Location within the state of Ohio
|- Mayor||Donald Culliver (D)|
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Mansfield is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Richland County. A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large Metropolis and its adjacent zone of influence or of more than one closely adjoining neighboring central The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America UTC−5 is the Time offset used in the North American Eastern Time Zone during Standard time and in the North American Central Time Zone during Daylight saving time ( DST The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America UTC−4 is the Time offset used in the Atlantic Standard Time Zone in Canada in winter and the North American Eastern Time Zone during The ZIP code is the system of Postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks North American Telephone area codes 419 and 567 serve the northwest corner of the State of Ohio North American Telephone area codes 419 and 567 serve the northwest corner of the State of Ohio Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout A US state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the United States of America that share Sovereignty with the federal government Ohio ( is a Midwestern state of the United States. As part of the Great Lakes region, Ohio has long been a cultural and geographical crossroads A county seat is a term for an Administrative center for a County, primarily used in the United States. Richland County is a County located in the state of Ohio, United States. The municipality is located in north-central Ohio in the western foothills of the Allegheny Plateau, approximately 80 miles (129 km) southwest of Cleveland and 66 miles (106 km) northeast of Columbus. The Allegheny Plateau is a large Dissected plateau area in western and central New York, northern and western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia Cleveland is a City in the US state of Ohio and the County seat of Cuyahoga County, the most populous county in the state Columbus is the Capital and the largest city of the US state of Ohio.
It was founded in 1808 on a fork of the Mohican River in a hilly region surrounded by fertile farmlands, and became a manufacturing center owing to its location with numerous railroad lines. The Mohican River is a principal Tributary of the Walhonding River, about 40 miles (64 km long in north-central Ohio in the United States. Manufacturing (from Latin manu factura, "making by hand" is the use of tools and labor to make things for use or sale After the decline of heavy manufacturing, the city's industry has since diversified into service economy, including retailing, education, and healthcare sectors. Heavy industry does not have a single fixed meaning as compared to Light industry. Education encompasses both the Teaching and Learning of Knowledge, proper conduct, and technical competency Health care in the United States is provided by many separate legal entities
The population was 49,346 at the 2000 census. In 2006 Mansfield had an estimated population of 50,212. According to the US Census 2006 estimate, the Mansfield, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area has a population of 127,010 residents, while the Mansfield-Bucyrus, OH Combined Statistical Area has 172,057 residents. Table of United States Metropolitan Statistical Areas|Table of United States Core Based Statistical AreasIn the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB has produced The Mansfield-Bucyrus OH Combined Statistical Area is a CSA in the U Table of United States Combined Statistical AreasThe United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB defines micropolitan and metropolitan statistical areas. 
Mansfield's official nickname is "The Heart of Ohio". This It is the largest city in the "Mid-Ohio" region of the state, the north-central region which is generally considered to extend from Marion, Delaware, Knox, Morrow, Crawford, Ashland and Richland counties in the south, to the Firelands area south of Sandusky in the north. Marion County is a County located in the state of Ohio, United States. Delaware County is a fast-growing Suburban County located in the state of Ohio, United States, within the Columbus, Knox County is a County located in the state of Ohio, United States. Morrow County is a County located in the state of Ohio, United States. Crawford County is a County located in the state of Ohio, United States. Ashland County is a County located in the state of Ohio, United States, and was formed in 1846 from parts of Huron, Lorain Richland County is a County located in the state of Ohio, United States. The Firelands or Sufferers' Lands tract was located at the western end of the Connecticut Western Reserve in what is now the U Sandusky is a city in the US state of Ohio and the County seat of Erie County. Mansfield is also known as the "Carousel Capital of Ohio" and "Racing Capital of Ohio". 
Mansfield was first settled in 1808 and was named for Jared Mansfield, the U. S. Surveyor General who directed its planning. The Surveyor General of the Northwest Territory was an official responsible for the surveying and hence the eventual establishment of state borders in the Northwest Territory  The village of Mansfield was incorporated in 1828, and in 1857 Mansfield was chartered as a city. The area that is now Richland County, so named for the descriptive of the fertile soil. Richland County is a County located in the state of Ohio, United States. During the War of 1812, the first courthouse, jail, and church of Richland County was served in one of two blockhouses erected on the public square until 1816. The War of 1812 was fought between the United States of America and the British Empire, particularly Great Britain and her North American colonies  In 1908, the blockhouse became a symbol of Mansfield's heritage during its 100th birthday celebration, and in 1929, the blockhouse was relocated to its present location at South Park.  The railroads came to the city in 1846, followed by the first road across America, the Lincoln Highway in 1913, smoothing the path for economic growth. The Lincoln Highway was the first automobile road across America.
In 1924, Oak Hill Cottage, a Gothic Revival brick house, built in 1847 by John Robinson, superintendent of the Sandusky, Mansfield, and Newark Railroad was the setting of The Green Bay Tree, Mansfield native Louis Bromfield's first novel. Oak Hill Cottage, built in 1847 by John Robinson superintendent of the Sandusky Mansfield and Newark Railroad, is an historic Gothic Revival brick house The Gothic Revival is an architectural movement which began Louis Bromfield ( December 27, 1896 &ndash March 18, 1956) was an American author and conservationist who gained international recognition 
Mansfield is located at , directly between Columbus and Cleveland, however, the city lies in the western foothills of the Allegheny Plateau, and its elevation is among the highest of Ohio cities. Columbus is the Capital and the largest city of the US state of Ohio. Cleveland is a City in the US state of Ohio and the County seat of Cuyahoga County, the most populous county in the state The Allegheny Plateau is a large Dissected plateau area in western and central New York, northern and western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia The highest point in the city (1,492. 66 feet or 454. 96 meters above sea level) is at the Woodland reservoir in southwest Mansfield. The elevation of Central Park in downtown Mansfield is 1,242. 66 feet (378. 76 m) above sea level.(40. 754856, -82. 522855)
Mansfield is bordered by Madison Township to the east, northwest and southwest, Franklin Township to the north, Weller Township to the northeast, Washington Township to the south, Troy Township to the southwest, Springfield Township and the suburban city of Ontario to the west. Madison Township is one of the eighteen townships of Richland County, Ohio, United States. Franklin Township is one of the eighteen townships of Richland County, Ohio, United States. Weller Township is one of the eighteen townships of Richland County, Ohio, United States. Washington Township is one of the eighteen townships of Richland County, Ohio, United States. Troy Township is one of the eighteen townships of Richland County, Ohio, United States. Springfield Township is one of the eighteen townships of Richland County, Ohio, United States. Ontario is a city in Richland County in the US state of Ohio.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 29. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 9 square miles (77. 5 km²). All of it is land and, aside from the small lake in North Lake Park, none of the area is covered with water.
Mansfield has a humid continental climate (Koppen climate classification Dfa), typical of the Midwestern United States. The humid continental climate is a Climate found over large areas of land masses in the temperate regions of the mid-latitudes where there is a zone of conflict between The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems It was developed by Wladimir Köppen, a German climatologist Lake Erie is only 38 miles (61 km) north of Mansfield and has some influence on the climate in winter. Lake Erie (ˈɪəriː is the fourth largest Lake (by surface area of the five Great Lakes, and the tenth largest globally Winters are usually cold and dry but with frequent thaws and temperatures rarely drop below 0°F (–17°C). Springs are short with rapid transition from hard winter to pleasant, sometimes humid and muggy summers. Summer temperatures exceed 90°F (32°C) seven times a year on average.  Fall usually is the dryest season with many clear warm days and cool nights. Autumn (also known as fall in North American English) is one of the four Temperate Seasons Autumn marks the transition from Summer The highest recorded temperature was 105 °F (40 °C) on July 21, 1934, while the lowest recorded temperature was –26°F (–32°C) on January 15, 1929. Fahrenheit is a temperature scale named after Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686–1736 a German Physicist who proposed it in 1724 The Celsius Temperature scale was previously known as the centigrade scale. Events 356 BC - Herostratus sets fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World Year 1934 ( MCMXXXIV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 588 BC - Nebuchadrezzar II of Babylon lays siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah 's reign Year 1929 ( MCMXXIX) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. 
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Mansfield has several distinct neighborhoods. The Boulevards is an early 20th century residential neighborhood (now a historical preservation district). It has about 130 homes (some on double lots) located just south of Park Avenue West about a mile west of the city center. Glenwood and Parkwood Boulevards are main streets. Until 1937, the Boulevards was served by the Park Avenue West electric street car line.
Woodland, in the southwestern part of the city, is the largest residential neighborhood. Laid out as Woodland Farms in 1920 by its developer, James M. Dickson, it began to develop just before the Great Depression. Westinghouse opened its appliance demonstration model, the Home of Tomorrow, on Andover Road in February 1934. Founded in 1886 as Westinghouse Electric Company and later renamed Westinghouse Electric Corporation by George Westinghouse. Dickson Park, adjacent to Woodland Elementary School on Davis Road, honors the developer. The Woodland reservoir (1928), at the southwestern edge of the neighborhood, is on Mansfield's highest elevation. The Mansfield Art Center, founded in 1945, is at the northwest edge of the neighborhood.
|Est. 2006||50,212||1. 8%|
|Population 1830-1950. |
Population 1960-2000. 
As of the census of 2000, there were 49,346 people, 20,182 households, and 12,028 families residing in the city. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 1,649. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 8 people per square mile (637. 0/km²). There were 22,267 housing units at an average density of 744. 6/sq mi (287. 4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 76. 77% White, 19. 65% African American, 0. 28% Native American, 0. 63% Asian, 0. 04% Pacific Islander, 0. 56% from other races, and 2. 07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1. 23% of the population. 
There were 20,182 households out of which 27. 3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40. 5% were married couples living together, 15. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40. 4% were non-families. 34. 8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13. 8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 28 and the average family size was 2. 93. 
In the city the population was spread out with 23. 9% under the age of 18, 9. 3% from 18 to 24, 29. 7% from 25 to 44, 21. 7% from 45 to 64, and 15. 5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98. 5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96. 1 males. 
The median income for a household in the city was $30,176, and the median income for a family was $37,541. Males had a median income of $30,861 versus $21,951 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,726. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 13. 2% of families and 16. 3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 5% of those under age 18 and 9. 6% of those age 65 or over. 
Mansfield has a mayor-council government. The Mayor-Council government system sometimes called the Mayor-Commission government system is one of two variations of Government used for the most part in modern The mayor who is elected every four years, always in November, one year before United States presidential elections and limited to a maximum of three terms. Elections for President and Vice President of the United States are Mayors are traditionally inaugurated on or around the first of December. The current mayor is Donald Culliver, a Democrat who is currently in his first term. Donald Culliver (born November 5, 1951) is an american politician of the Democratic Party and the current Mayor of Mansfield The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party.  Culliver was elected mayor in November 2007 by a margin of 4,862 votes.  He is the city's first African-American mayor to be elected. African Americans or Black Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have origins in any of the black populations of Africa
Mansfield city council is a eight-member legislative group that serve four-year terms. Six of the members represent specific wards; two are elected city-wide as at-large council members.  Democrat Phillip Scott has been Mansfield's council president since November 2007. 
While Mansfield and Richland County have historically supported the Republican Party for decades, other parts of Ohio like Cleveland and parts of Northeast Ohio have historically supported the Democratic Party. Cleveland is a City in the US state of Ohio and the County seat of Cuyahoga County, the most populous county in the state Greater Cleveland is a Nickname for the Metropolitan area surrounding Cleveland, Ohio. The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party.  During the 2004 Presidential election, George W. Bush carried both Ohio and Richland County. The United States presidential election of 2004 was held on Tuesday November 2, 2004, to elect the President of the United States. George Walker Bush ( born July 6 1946 is the forty-third and current President of the United States. 
Mansfield is currently represented in the U.S. House of Representatives by Jim Jordan (R) and in the U.S. Senate by George V. Voinovich (R) and Sherrod Brown (D), in the state senate by Bill Harris (R), and in the state house by Jay Goyal (D). The United States House of Representatives is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. James D "Jim" Jordan (born February 17, 1964, Urbana Ohio) is an American politician of the Republican party who The United States Senate is the Upper house of the bicameral United States Congress, the Lower house being the House of Representatives George Victor Voinovich (born July 15, 1936) is the senior United States Senator from the state of Ohio, and a member Sherrod Campbell Brown (born November 9 1952) is the junior United States Senator from the state of Ohio, and a member The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. The Ohio Senate is the upper house in Ohio 's Bicameral Legislature, the Ohio General Assembly; the lower house is the Ohio House of Representatives Bill Harris is a Republican member of the Ohio Senate, representing the 19th District since 1999 and currently serving as the president The Ohio House of Representatives is the Lower house of the Ohio General Assembly, the state legislature of the U Jay Goyal is an Ohio State Representative from Mansfield Ohio. The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. As of January 2007, Mansfield and the rest of the State of Ohio, are served by Ted Strickland (D) as governor, who replaced two term-limited Governor Bob Taft (R). Ted Strickland (born August 4 1941) is an American politician of the Democratic party, and the current governor of the state The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. This article is about the man who was governor of Ohio from 1999 to 2007
Mansfield's greatest period of industrial development led by the city's stove manufacturing industries, including Westinghouse and the Tappan Company. A stove is an enclosed heated space The term is commonly taken to mean an enclosed space in which fuel is burned to provide heating either to heat the space in which the stove is situated Founded in 1886 as Westinghouse Electric Company and later renamed Westinghouse Electric Corporation by George Westinghouse.  By the late 1920s, Westinghouse had become the city's largest employer, specializing in electric lighting, industrial heating and engineering, and home appliances. 
However, like many cities in the rust belt region of the Midwest, Mansfield saw a large decline in its manufacturing and retail sectors. The Rust Belt, sometimes called the Manufacturing Belt, is an area in parts of the Northeastern United States, Mid-Atlantic States, and portions of the Manufacturing (from Latin manu factura, "making by hand" is the use of tools and labor to make things for use or sale Beginning with the steel Recession of the 1970s, the loss of jobs to overseas manufacturing, prolonged labor disputes, and deteriorating factory facilities all contributed to heavy industry leaving the area. Westinghouse, Tappan, Ohio Brass Company and many other manufacturing plants were either bought-out, relocated or closed, leaving only the AK Steel Plant in Mansfield and the General Motors Fisher Body Stamping Plant in neighboring Ontario as the last two remaining heavy industry employers. AK Steel Holding Corporation, formerly known as Armco, is a major American Steel company founded in 1900 as the American Rolling Mills Corporation General Motors Corporation ( GM) ( is a multinational automobile manufacturer founded in 1908 and headquartered in the United States. Fisher Body is an Automobile Coachbuilder founded by the Fisher brothers in 1908 in Detroit Michigan which is now an operating division of General Ontario is a city in Richland County in the US state of Ohio. The AK Steel Mansfield Works production facility, formerly Armco Steel, was the location of a violent 3-year United Steelworkers Union lock-out and strike from 1999 to 2002. 
With the loss of the jobs, locally owned businesses in downtown Mansfield closed, as did much of the retail built in the 1960s along Park Avenue West (formerly known as "The Miracle Mile") and Lexington Avenue. New big-box retail and franchise restaurants have been built in the adjacent suburb of Ontario, which is on track to replace Mansfield as the major economic and retail center for Richland County and north-central Ohio. Big-box store is a term that refers to a style of physically large Chain store, and by extension to the company behind the store South San Jose (cropjpg||thumb|A suburban development in San Jose California.
The city has a sought to diversify its economy to become less dependent on its struggling manufacturing sector. Manufacturing (from Latin manu factura, "making by hand" is the use of tools and labor to make things for use or sale Remaining manufactures in Mansfield include steel manufacturer AK Steel, Honda Supplier Newman Technology, Inc, generator manufacturer Hyundal Ideal Electric Company, thermostats manufacturer Therm-O-Disc, pumps manufacturer The Gorman-Rupp Company and plumbing manufacturer Crane Plumbing. AK Steel Holding Corporation, formerly known as Armco, is a major American Steel company founded in 1900 as the American Rolling Mills Corporation () is a Multinational corporation, engine Manufacturer and engineering corporation headquartered in Japan. Therm-O-Disc Inc is the world's largest producer of Bi-metal disc controls 
Mansfield's healthcare industry includes MedCentral Health System, the city's largest employer and the largest in Richland County.  The hospital is the city's primary provider of health care and serves as the major regional trauma center for north-central Ohio. A trauma center is a Hospital equipped to provide comprehensive Emergency medical services to patients suffering traumatic injuries 
Mansfield is also home of three well-known food companies. Isaly Dairy Company (AKA Isaly's) was a chain of family-owned dairies and restaurants started by William Isaly in the early 1900s until the 1970s, famous for creating the Klondike Bar ice cream treat, popularized by the slogan "What would you do for a Klondike Bar?". Isaly’s was a chain of family-owned dairies and restaurants started in Mansfield ( Richland County) Ohio with locations throughout the American Isaly’s was a chain of family-owned dairies and restaurants started in Mansfield ( Richland County) Ohio with locations throughout the American " Klondike " is a brand name for a Dessert generally consisting of a Vanilla Ice cream square coated with a thin layer of Chocolate -flavored Advertising Slogans are short often memorable phrases used in advertising campaigns Stewart's Drive-In is a chain of root beer stands started by Frank Stewart in 1924, famous for their Stewart's Fountain Classics line of premium beverages now sold world-wide. Stewart's Drive-In is a classic 1950s style fast-food restaurant Stewart's Fountain Classics are a brand of premium Soft drinks made in the United States. The Jones Potato Chip Company, started by Frederick W. Jones in 1945 and famous for their Jones Marcelled Potato Chips, is headquartered in Mansfield. 
From the 1950s through the 1970s, Mansfield was the home of the infamous Highway Safety Foundation, the organization that created the controversial driver's education scare films that featured gruesome film photography taken at fatal automobile accidents in the Mansfield area.  The films include Signal 30 (1959), Mechanized Death (1961), Wheels of Tragedy (1963), and Highways of Agony (1969). In addition, the Highway Safety Foundation produced other controversial education films including The Child Molester and Camera Surveillance (both 1964).
Mansfield has also been used as a location for several big-budget Hollywood movies; among the most notable of these were The Shawshank Redemption, Air Force One, and Tango & Cash, all of which featured the Ohio State Reformatory as a backdrop in pivotal scenes. The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American Drama film, written and directed by Frank Darabont, based on the Stephen King Air Force One is a 1997 action thriller film starring Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman, and featuring Glenn Close Tango & Cash is a 1989 American action / Comedy film directed by Andrei Konchalovsky ( Albert Magnoli took over The Ohio State Reformatory (OSR (also known as the Mansfield Reformatory) is a historic prison located in Mansfield, Ohio in the United States
The Mansfield/Mehock Relays, an annual two-day invitational track and field meet for high school boys and girls, held in April since 1927 (except for Second World War years), began on the initiative of Harry Mehock, track coach at host Mansfield Senior High School. Mansfield Senior High School is located in Mansfield, Ohio, USA.
The Miss Ohio Pageant (Miss America preliminary), hosted by Mansfield since 1975, is staged annually at The Renaissance. Miss Ohio Pageant selects the representative for the US state of Ohio in the Miss America pageant The Ohio Theatre, now called The Renaissance, is a historic restored movie palace theater in downtown Mansfield Ohio. 
The Richland County Fair is also held in Mansfield, at the Richland County Fairgrounds. The fair is held in the beginning of August. The fair started on October 26, 1889. Events 740 - An Earthquake strikes Constantinople, causing much damage and death Year 1889 ( MDCCCLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common In the late 1800s, Mansfield also held the Ohio State Fair. The Ohio State Fair is one of the largest state fairs in the United States. At the fair there are several rides, and much livestock, that will be judged.
Mansfield is home to the old Ohio State Reformatory, constructed between 1886 and 1910 by architect Levi T. Oak Hill Cottage, built in 1847 by John Robinson superintendent of the Sandusky Mansfield and Newark Railroad, is an historic Gothic Revival brick house Carpenter Gothic, also sometimes called Carpenter's Gothic, and Rural Gothic, is a North American architectural style-designation for an application of Gothic Alexander Jackson Davis (AJ Davis ( July 24, 1803 &ndash January 14, 1892) was one of the most successful and influential American architects The Ohio State Reformatory (OSR (also known as the Mansfield Reformatory) is a historic prison located in Mansfield, Ohio in the United States Scofield from Cleveland to resemble a German castle, is located north of downtown Mansfield on Ohio 545, and has been the location for many major films, including The Shawshank Redemption, Harry and Walter Go to New York, Air Force One and Tango & Cash. Cleveland is a City in the US state of Ohio and the County seat of Cuyahoga County, the most populous county in the state State Route 545 is a north-south State highway in the northern portion of the U The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American Drama film, written and directed by Frank Darabont, based on the Stephen King Air Force One is a 1997 action thriller film starring Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman, and featuring Glenn Close Tango & Cash is a 1989 American action / Comedy film directed by Andrei Konchalovsky ( Albert Magnoli took over Most of the prison yard has now been demolished to make room for expansion of the adjacent Mansfield Correctional Institution and Richland Correctional Institution, but the Reformatory's Gothic-style Administration Building remains standing and due to its prominent use in films, has become a tourist attraction. The building is used during the Halloween season each year as a haunted attraction known as the "Haunted Reformatory," people from all over visit Mansfield to take part in the haunted tour, some from as far as Michigan and Indiana. Halloween, or Hallowe’en, is a Holiday celebrated on the night of October 31. 
The Oak Hill Cottage and Museum, a Gothic Revival brick house, built in 1847, is one of the most perfect Carpenter Gothic houses in the United States and is operated by the Richland County Historical Society. Oak Hill Cottage, built in 1847 by John Robinson superintendent of the Sandusky Mansfield and Newark Railroad, is an historic Gothic Revival brick house The Gothic Revival is an architectural movement which began Carpenter Gothic, also sometimes called Carpenter's Gothic, and Rural Gothic, is a North American architectural style-designation for an application of Gothic  Located in the Woodland neighborhood is the Mansfield Art Center, opened in 1945, is a visual arts organization.  The Living Bible Museum (aka "Bible Walk") opened in 1987, is Ohio's only life-size wax museum.  Located in the heart of downtown is the Mansfield Memorial Museum, built in 1887, and opened to the public in 1889, is a museum of many different exhibits. A Museum is distinguished by a collection of often unique objects that forms the core of its activities for exhibitions Education, Research 
Located in downtown Mansfield's Historic Carrousel District is the Richland Carrousel Park, opened in 1991 to tourist, is the first hand-carved indoor wooden carousel to be built and operated in the United States since the early 1930s built by Carousel Works inc. A carousel ( carrousel in French) is an Amusement ride consisting of a rotating platform with seats for passengers  Kingwood Center, a 47 acre estate and gardens, former home of Ohio Brass industrialist Charles Kelly King. The Kingwood Center is an historic 47 acre site with house gardens and greenhouses located at 900 Park Avenue West in Mansfield Ohio. The Mansfield Motorsports Park (formerly Mansfield Motorsports Speedway), a half-mile automobile race track, which hosts the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series once a year and features a regular weekly series of modified and stock car racing. Mansfield Motorsports Park (known as Mansfield Motorsports Speedway prior to 2007 is a half-mile oval racetrack located in Mansfield, Ohio, United States The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing ( NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of Stock cars in the United States. Stock car racing is a form of Automobile racing found mainly in the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Great Britain Also located southwest of Mansfield near Lexington is the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, a road course auto racing facility that hosts major racing events. Lexington is a village in Richland County in the US state of Ohio. Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is a road course Auto racing facility located in Troy Township, Morrow County, Ohio, United States Malabar Farm State Park, located southeast of the city is a country home and farm of Mansfield native and Pulitzer Prize winning author Louis Bromfield, and location of Humphrey Bogart's wedding to Lauren Bacall. Malabar Farm State Park is a State park in Richland County, Ohio, United States, located near Lucas and the Mohican State Louis Bromfield ( December 27, 1896 &ndash March 18, 1956) was an American author and conservationist who gained international recognition  Snow Trails Ski Resort is Ohio's oldest ski resort, opened in 1961, and highest at 1,475 feet (450 m), with 16 runs, and is one of the few skiing locations in Ohio. Snow skiing is a group of sports utilizing Skis as primary equipment 
The Richland B & O Bike Trail opened in 1995 and is operated by the Richland County Park District, is a paved 18. 3-mile (29. 5 km) hiking and bicycle trail laid out on the abandoned Baltimore & Ohio rail branch line north and east from Butler via Bellville and Lexington to North Lake Park in Mansfield. Bellville is a village in Richland County in the US state of Ohio.
Mansfield is home to The Renaissance, a historic 1,600 seat movie palace theatre located in downtown Mansfield hosts a range of performances, builted in 1927 and opened in 1928 as the Ohio Theatre. The Ohio Theatre, now called The Renaissance, is a historic restored movie palace theater in downtown Mansfield Ohio.  The downtown area is the home of the Mansfield Playhouse, Ohio's second oldest, and one of its most successful community theatres. 
Mansfield is served in print by the Mansfield News Journal, the city's only daily newspaper. The Mansfield News Journal is a daily Newspaper based in Mansfield Ohio that serves the north central part of the state A newspaper is a written Publication containing News, information and Advertising, usually printed on low-cost paper called Newsprint. 
Mansfield's first AM-radio station (1926) was WLGV (later WJW, now in Cleveland). Cleveland is a City in the US state of Ohio and the County seat of Cuyahoga County, the most populous county in the state Its studio and transmitter were on the ninth floor of the Richland Trust Building. WJW moved to Akron in 1932. Among Mansfield's notable radio stations are WOSV (91. WOSU 897 FM is a National Public Radio news and classical music Radio station based in Columbus Ohio. 7FM) NPR News and classical music station, WVMC (90. WVMC-FM is a listener supported Contemporary Christian music Radio station in Mansfield Ohio on a frequency of 90 7FM) Mansfield Christian music station, WYHT (105. WYHT (1053 FM) is a Radio station licensed to Mansfield Ohio, USA the station serves the Mid-Ohio area 3FM) pop/rock (clear channel), WMAN (1400AM) news/talk (clear channel), and WVNO (106. WVNO-FM (1061 FM) is a Radio station broadcasting a Adult Contemporary format 1FM), Mansfield's light-rock station.
Mansfield's only local television station is WMFD-TV-digital television in Northern Ohio (most Mansfield residents watch Cleveland or Columbus stations for network programming). WMFD-TV is a television station broadcasting from Mansfield Ohio and serving the North Central Ohio area 
Mansfield Public Schools enroll 4,855 students in public primary and secondary schools. Mansfield City School District is a Public school district serving students in the city of Mansfield, and northwestern parts of Madison Township in Primary education is the first stage of Compulsory education. Australia See also Education  The district administers 10 public schools including four elementary schools, three intermediate schools, one middle school, one high school, and one alternative school. Other than public schools, the city is home to one private catholic school, St. Peter's High School and two christian schools, Mansfield Christian School and Temple Christian School. St Peter's High School Mansfield Christian School is a K-12 private school in Mansfield, Ohio, United States. The Madison Local School District serves eastern parts of Mansfield, neighboring Madison, and Mifflin townships. Madison Local School District is a Public school district that serves students in eastern parts of the city of Mansfield, most of Madison Township and Madison Township is one of the eighteen townships of Richland County, Ohio, United States. Mifflin Township is one of the eighteen townships of Richland County, Ohio, United States.
Mansfield is home to three institutions of higher learning. The Ohio State University has a regional campus at Mansfield, North Central State College, a community college that shares the Mansfield Campus with OSU, and MedCentral College of Nursing, a private institution that offers programs of study in nursing. The Mansfield Campus of The Ohio State University, located in Richland County, Ohio, was founded in 1958 as a Land-grant college. North Central State College is a two-year Technical college, located in Mansfield, Ohio. Nursing is a Profession focused on assisting individuals families, and communities in attaining maintaining and recovering optimal Health 
The Mansfield/Richland County Public Library (M/RCPL) has been serving residents of north-central Ohio since 1887.  The system has nine branches throughout Richland County from its main branch in downtown Mansfield and branches in Bellville, Butler, Crestview, Lexington, Lucas, Madison Township, Ontario, and Plymouth. Bellville is a village in Richland County in the US state of Ohio. Butler is a village in Richland County in the US state of Ohio. Crestview Local School District is a Public school district serving students in the northeastern part of Richland County just north of the city of Mansfield Lexington is a village in Richland County in the US state of Ohio. Lucas is a village in Richland County in the US state of Ohio. Madison Township is one of the eighteen townships of Richland County, Ohio, United States. Ontario is a city in Richland County in the US state of Ohio. Plymouth is a village in Huron and Richland counties in the U
Three railroads eventually served Mansfield, and two serve it today. The Mansfield and Sandusky Railroad opened in 1846 and became part of the Washington-Chicago main line of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (B & O) and then later part of a B & O branch line from Newark to Sandusky. The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad ( B&O) was one of the Oldest railroads in the United States and the first Common carrier railroad Newark is a city in and the County seat of Licking County, Ohio, United States, 33 miles (53 km east of Columbus, at the junction Sandusky is a city in the US state of Ohio and the County seat of Erie County. In 1849 the Pittsburgh and Fort Wayne Railroad (later Pennsylvania Railroad mainline) reached Mansfield, and in 1863 the Atlantic and Great Western Railroad (later Erie Railroad mainline) reached Mansfield. The Pennsylvania Railroad was an American Railroad, founded in 1846 The Pennsylvania Railroad was an American Railroad, founded in 1846 The Atlantic and Great Western Railroad began as three separate railroads the Erie and New York City Railroad based in Jamestown New York; the Meadville Railroad The Erie Railroad was a Railroad that operated in New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and After the B & O branch line was abandoned, the 18. 3-mile (29. 5 km) section from Butler to North Lake Park in Mansfield was opened in 1995 as the recreational Richland B & O Bike Trail. Butler is a village in Richland County in the US state of Ohio.  The former B & O track from Mansfield to Willard combined with a piece of the abandoned Erie Railroad east of Mansfield to West Salem to form the L-shaped 56. Willard is a city in Huron County, Ohio, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 6806 West Salem is a village in Wayne County, Ohio, United States. 5-mile (90. 9 km) Ashland Railway (1986). A spur of the abandoned Erie Railroad leads west five miles (8 km) to Ontario to serve the General Motors metal stamping plant there. Ontario is a city in Richland County in the US state of Ohio.
Mansfield is located on a major east-west highway corridor that was originally known in the early 1900s as "Ohio Market Route 3". This route was chosen in 1913 to become part of the historic Lincoln Highway which was the first road across America, connecting New York City to San Francisco. The Lincoln Highway was the first automobile road across America. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The City of New York The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city The arrival of the Lincoln Highway to Mansfield was a major influence on the development of the city. Upon the advent of the federal numbered highway system in 1928, the Lincoln Highway through Mansfield on Park Avenue East and Park Avenue West became U.S. Route 30. US Route 30 is an east-west main route of the system of United States Numbered Highways, with the highway traveling across the northern tier of the country
On September 1, 1928, the Lincoln Highway was marked coast-to-coast with approximately 3000 concrete posts set by the Boy Scouts of America. Events 462 - Possible start of first Byzantine indiction cycle. Year 1928 ( MCMXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Boy Scouts of America ( BSA) is the largest youth organization in the United States with over five million Each post featured a medallion of Abraham Lincoln's profile. Abraham Lincoln (February 12 1809 &ndash April 15 1865 the sixteenth President of the United States, successfully led his country through its greatest internal One of these concrete markers was erected at curbside in front of Central Methodist Episcopal Church, 378 Park Avenue West. Today, a replica marker stands in downtown's Central Park, on Park Avenue's center divider.
Mansfield is well connected to the Interstate Highway System. The Dwight D Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, commonly called the Interstate Highway System (or simply the Interstate System) Three highway exits from Interstate 71 connect travelers to Mansfield from Louisville, Kentucky, Cincinnati, Ohio, Columbus, Ohio and points southwest, and from Cleveland, Ohio and points northeast. Interstate 71 (I-71 is an Interstate Highway in the Great Lakes/Midwestern region of the United States. Columbus is the Capital and the largest city of the US state of Ohio. Cleveland is a City in the US state of Ohio and the County seat of Cuyahoga County, the most populous county in the state
Two limited-access highways serve Mansfield. U.S. Route 30, which carries the Martin Luther King Jr. US Route 30 is an east-west main route of the system of United States Numbered Highways, with the highway traveling across the northern tier of the country Freeway along its length through the city has several local highway exits from U. S. Route 30 that connect travelers to Mansfield from Portland, Oregon, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Fort Wayne, Indiana and points west, and from Atlantic City, New Jersey, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Canton, Ohio and points east. Portland is a city located in the Northwestern United States, near the Confluence of the Willamette and Columbia rivers Cedar Rapids (ˌciːdɪrˈræpɨds is the second largest City in the U Fort Wayne is a City in northeastern Indiana, United States and the County seat of Allen Canton is a city in the US state of Ohio and the County seat of Stark County. Ohio 309, which connects travelers from the major shopping area of the suburban city of Ontario and points west, and continues east into Mansfield before it merges into U. State Route 309 ( SR 309) is an east-west highway in central Ohio. Ontario is a city in Richland County in the US state of Ohio. S. Route 30.
The city has several arterial roads. An arterial road is a moderate or high-capacity Road which is immediately below a Highway Level of service. U.S. Route 42 (Ashland Road and Lexington Avenue), Ohio 13 (North Main Street and South Main Street), Ohio 39 (Springmill Street, Mulberry Street, 5th Street, Park Avenue East and Lucas Road), Ohio 430 (Park Avenue East and Park Avenue West), and Ohio 545 (Wayne Street and Olivesburg Road). Route description Kentucky US 42 crosses into Covington Kentucky on the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge, joined with U State Route 13 is a north-south State highway in the northern and southeastern portion of the U State Route 39 is a primarily east-west running State highway in north-central and northeastern portion of the U State Route 430 or OH 430 is an east-west State highway in the northern portion of the U State Route 545 is a north-south State highway in the northern portion of the U 
The Richland County Transit (RCT) operates local and regional bus service six days a week, except for Sundays. The RCT bus line also operates in downtown Mansfield and the suburban city of Ontario. Ontario is a city in Richland County in the US state of Ohio.  There is also a Mansfield Taxi Service that runs six days a week.
Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport (IATA: MFD, IACO: KMFD, FAA LID: MFD), a city-owned and operated, joint usage facility with global ties, located 3 miles (5 km) north of downtown Mansfield. Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport is a city-owned public-use Airport located three miles (5 km north of the Central business district of Mansfield, The International Civil Aviation Organization ( ICAO) an agency of the United Nations, codifies the principles and techniques of international air navigation The Federal Aviation Administration ( FAA) is an agency of the United States Department of Transportation with authority to regulate and oversee all aspects of A location identifier is a symbolic representation for the name and the location of an Airport, navigation aid, or Weather station, and is used for manned The kilometre ( American spelling: kilometer) symbol km is a unit of Length in the Metric system, equal to one thousand 
From the Native American uprising during the war of 1812.