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Praries & Lakes
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2010 Census - 56,368
2000 Census - 28,032
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Mansfield, Texas
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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.