Mansfield, Massachusetts, USA - 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 of Taunton.
Mansfield is watered by three branches of Taunton river, the Rumford, Cocasset, and Canoe, on which are cotton-mills, nail-factories, &c.
Straw bonnets, palm-leaf hats and baskets are also manufactured here.
Indications of extensive beds of anthracite coal have been found in this town.
Distance from Taunton, 12 miles; from Boston, 23.
An Elementary Geography for Massachusetts Children by William Bentley Fowle and Asa Fitz, 1845
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