Mansfield, Indiana facts for kids

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Unincorporated community
Mansfield Covered Bridge
Mansfield Covered Bridge
Parke County's location in Indiana
Parke County's location in Indiana
Country  United States
State  Indiana
County Parke County
Township Penn Township
Elevation 197 m (646 ft)
ZIP code 47872
GNIS feature ID 438533

Mansfield (also called Mansfield Village, Dicksons Mills, Dixons Mills, Dublin or New Dublin) is an unincorporated community in Jackson Township, Parke County, Indiana, United States.

The Mansfield Mill


The village was originally named New Dublin by James Kelsey in 1820, and within a couple of years the village was called Dickn's Mills, and then Strain's Mills before it became known as Mansfield in the 1930s.

The village of Mansfield prospered and grew because of a roller mill that was built by James Kelsey and Francis Dickson, in 1820. As the milling industry became popular the village grew into a thriving town of more than 300 people. A sash mill and carding mill were added, and the little town grew with the addition of a general store, blacksmith, cooperage, and wagon maker. As the population expanded, a church and a school were organized.

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