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Mansfield

Mansfield. 1 Town (1990 pop. 20,634), Tolland co., NE Conn.; settled c.1692, inc. 1702. It is an agricultural and manufacturing town. The Univ. of Connecticut is in Storrs, which is included within Mansfield. The town also includes Mansfield Hollow, the site of a large flood-control project. 2 Industrial city (1990 pop. 50,627), seat of Richland co., N central Ohio, in a hilly region surrounded by fertile farmlands; inc. 1828. It is a manufacturing, commercial, and insurance center. Among its many diverse products are tires, automobile bodies, electrical appliances, sports vehicles, and brass goods. A branch of Ohio State Univ. is there. The home of Louis Bromfield is used as an ecological center and experiment farm. Also of interest are South Park, with a reconstructed blockhouse of the War of 1812, and Kingwood Center and Gardens, with landscaped floral displays and a pre–Civil War French-provincial mansion.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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