Mansfield, Indiana facts for kids
Mansfield Covered Bridge
Parke County's location in Indiana
|Elevation||197 m (646 ft)|
|GNIS feature ID||438533|
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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