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Mansfield, South Dakota
Census-designated place
Country United States
State South Dakota
Counties Brown, Spink
Area
 • Total 2.4 sq mi (6.2 km2)
 • Land 2.4 sq mi (6.2 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,296 ft (395 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 93
 • Density 39/sq mi (14.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 57460
FIPS code 46-40580
GNIS feature ID 1256319

Mansfield is an unincorporated community and census-designated place on the border between Brown and Spink counties, South Dakota, United States. The population was 93 according to the 2010 census.

Located 2 miles (3 km) west of Highway 281, it is approximately 18 miles (29 km) south of Aberdeen, the third largest city in South Dakota. The James River flows 7 miles (11 km) east of Mansfield, and the surrounding James River Valley is some of the richest farmland in the state. Additionally, this area is widely known for its large variety of game and is a popular pheasant hunting venue.

History

Mansfield was named for John Mansfield, who owned the land where the community is located. John Mansfield was also credited with bringing the railroad to the site.


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