Johnson, Tarrant
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2010 Census - 56,368
2000 Census - 28,032
Mansfield, Texas
Mansfield Texas History:
Ralph Man and Julian Feild arrived in the area in 1857 and established a sawmill and a steam powered gristmill. The settlement that grew up around their businesses was named for them. It was originally spelled Mansfeild, but was later changed to Mansfield. The Mansfield post office was established in 1860 with Field as postmaster. The gristmill was very successful and supplied flour to the Confederate Army during the Civil War (1862-1865). By 1884, the town had 400 residents. The 1869 Mansfield Male and Female College campus is now the campus of the junior high school. Mansfield incorporated in 1909. The downtown area was renovated in the 1970s. Mansfield is located on Walnut Creek on the western edge of Joe Pool Lake on U.S. 287 and SH 360, 38 miles southeast of Azle and Lake Worth, 20 miles southeast of Fort Worth, 16 miles southeast of Lake Arlington, 56 miles south of Denton, 30.5 miles south of Grapevine and Lake Grapevine, 39 miles southwest of Lewisville and Lake Lewisville, 36 miles southwest of Dallas, 30 miles southwest of Irving, 19 miles southwest of Grand Prairie and Mountain Creek Lake, 17.6 miles southwest of Arlington,12 miles southwest of Cedar Hill and Cedar Hill State Park, 32 miles west of Lancaster, 38 miles northwest of Ennis, 24.5 miles northwest of Waxahachie, 11 miles northwest of Midlothian, 47 miles north of Hillsboro, 53 miles northeast of Glen Rose, 24 miles northeast of Cleburne, 13 miles northeast of Burleson, and 14 miles east of Crowley, Texas.
Mansfield Historical Museum and Heritage Center:
The museum is located in the 1899 W.B. McKnight building. It features research materials and exhibits depicting the history of Mansfield. A Tree of Life Memorial Donor Tree is located on the south wall of the museum. A 20 person capacity meeting room is available for event rentals. Open Tue-Sat, 9am-5pm. Group tours are available. (817) 473-4250. 102 N. Main Street. Email     
Farr Best Theater & Far Best Opry:
The theater hosts live music concerts and opry. The public is welcome to audition for musical roles. They also host a monthly movie festival for independent film makers. The doors open for the Saturday Night Music Showcase at 6:15pm. (817) 453-1700. Auditions: (817) 468-SING. 109 N. Main Street. Contacts
Mansfield Public Library:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, audio books, computer classes, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. Open Mon, Wed & Fri, 10am-6pm; Tue & Thu, 10am-8pm; Sat, 10am-4pm; closed Sundays. (817) 473-4391. 104 S. Wisteria Street.

Cinemax Summer Movie Clubhouse, 10 Movies for $1 Each:
During the summer months, the Cinemax Theaters offer 10 PG or G rated summer movies for $1 each, or all ten for $5 when purchased in advance. This includes 47 Texas towns. Look up your local Cinemax Theater!
Mansfield Senior Lifestyles:
This senior center serves those ages 60 and over and their spouses. Programs and activities include daily lunch, fitness and wellness programs, speakers, shopping, tax counseling, transportation, table games, arts and crafts classes, bingo, dance classes, parties, day trips, restaurant outings and senior dances. Meals must be reserved by noon the prior day. For meal cancellations call by10am. Open Mon-Fri, 9am-2pm. The Center is located in the Mansfield Activities Center. 106 S. Wisteria Street. (817) 453-5420, Ext. 2227.

Mansfield Farmers Market:
The market features local and organic produce, locally raised meats. Award winning artisan crafts, homemade breads and baked goods, eggs, cheeses, handmade soaps, jams and jellies, artisan wood and metal works. Allergy free foods, hand poured candles, Texas raised herbs, flowers, plants, and much more. This seasonal market begins in mid-April to late April and extends through October. It is open on Saturdays, 8am-1pm, and is located in Historic Mansfield at 703 East Broad Street at the corner of Walnut Creek Drive. Well behaved leashed pets are welcome.  Email  @MansfieldTXFM

9 Sept, 2017
Annual Music Alley & Arts Festival, Sept:
This one day music and arts festival features four stages of bands, a dance floor, dance instructions, interactive art exhibits, entertainment, vendors, kids activities, and more. Admission is free. This event is held from 4pm-10pm in historic downtown Mansfield at 109 North Main Street. (817) 473-0507.    
Annual Hot Beats and Cold Brews Concert Series, Oct:
A concert is held each day at various locations.  
Annual Mansfield's Hometown Holidays Parade, 1st Saturday in Dec:
This fun event offers a parade and other holiday activities. Parade watching and pre-parade events take place at the Chamber of Commerce office at 114 N. Main Street in downtown Mansfield. (817) 473-0507.

Creations Baking Company:
This gourmet cupcake bakery receives five star Yelp ratings. Don’t miss the great Christmas Holiday baked goods, including cookies. (682) 518-3700. 222 North Walnut Creek.  
Our Place Restaurant:
They serve good home cooking and great breakfasts and lunches. Open daily, 6am-3pm. (817) 473-9996. 915 West Dobbie Lane. Reviews
Big D BBQ:
(469) 251-2443.226 North Walnut Creek Drive. Reviews