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Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA

Mansfield, Bristol, MA

Mansfield was first settled in 1658 and was officially incorporated in 1775. It was named for William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, a pro-colonial member of the House of Lords. kids.kiddle.co

Mansfield includes: Robinsonville, Whiteville, and Foxvale.
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  • 1659 - Mansfield is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1845 - MANSFIELD. [Pop. 1,382. Inc. 1770.]
    Mansfield was named after Earl Mansfield, then lord chief-justice of Great Britain. It was formerly a part of Norton, and with that town a part...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Mansfield
    Mansfield, a post-township of Bristol co., Massachusetts, on the Boston and Providence railroad, about 28 miles S. S. W. from Boston. Population,...Read MORE...


  • News 1868 - In the little town of Mansfield, Mass., resides Mr. John H. Potter, who learned to read by overlooking the primer upside down, and who has ever since kept up the habit, partly from choice and partly from pride.
    He reads everything wrong end first, and his case is probably the only instance of the kind on record. He is quite a well-read man, and is now in his ...Read MORE...


  • News 1870 - The house of Mrs. Martha Kean, in East Mansfield, Mass., was burned on the 25th, and a young man named Frederick Ames perished.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    April 30, 1870

  • Mansfield Massachusetts, 1890
    Mansfield is an agricultural and manufacturing town lying on northern border of Bristol County, 24 miles southwest of Boston by the Providence...Read MORE...


  • Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA
    R.R. Station
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  • 1895 - Mansfield
    Mansfield, a post-village in Mansfield township, Bristol co, Mass, on the Boston & Providence Railroad, at its Junction with the New Bedford &...Read MORE...


  • 1899 - Mansfield
    Mansfield. - This was the thirteenth town formed in Bristol county, and was set off from Norton April 26, 1770, as a district. On August 23, 1775,...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Mansfield, a banking post-village in Mansfield township (town), Bristol co., Mass., on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 24 miles S. by W. of...Read MORE...


  • Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Bank Building, Mansfield, Mass.
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  • Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA
    Chauncy Street
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  • 1659 - Mansfield is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - MANSFIELD. [Pop. 1,382. Inc. 1770.]
    Mansfield was named after Earl Mansfield, then lord chief-justice of Great Britain. It was formerly a part of Norton, and with that town a part... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Mansfield
    Mansfield, a post-township of Bristol co., Massachusetts, on the Boston and Providence railroad, about 28 miles S. S. W. from Boston. Population,... Read MORE...

  • News  1868 - In the little town of Mansfield, Mass., resides Mr. John H. Potter, who learned to read by overlooking the primer upside down, and who has ever since kept up the habit, partly from choice and partly from pride.
    He reads everything wrong end first, and his case is probably the only instance of the kind on record. He is quite a well-read man, and is now in his ... Read MORE...

  • News  1870 - The house of Mrs. Martha Kean, in East Mansfield, Mass., was burned on the 25th, and a young man named Frederick Ames perished.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    April 30, 1870
  • Mansfield Massachusetts, 1890
    Mansfield is an agricultural and manufacturing town lying on northern border of Bristol County, 24 miles southwest of Boston by the Providence... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Mansfield
    Mansfield, a post-village in Mansfield township, Bristol co, Mass, on the Boston & Providence Railroad, at its Junction with the New Bedford &... Read MORE...

  • 1899 - Mansfield
    Mansfield. - This was the thirteenth town formed in Bristol county, and was set off from Norton April 26, 1770, as a district. On August 23, 1775,... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Mansfield, a banking post-village in Mansfield township (town), Bristol co., Mass., on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 24 miles S. by W. of... Read MORE...

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