Lat/Long: 40.7500, -82.5000
Located approximately fifty-five miles southwest of Akron, Mansfield serves as the county seat of Richland County. Mansfield was laid out in 1808 and named for Jared Mansfield, who was the surveyor general of the Unites States. It was incorporated as a city in 1828.
Courtlandt Canby, The Encyclopedia of Historic Places (New York: Facts on File, 1984), 2:564; Webster's New Geographical Dictionary (Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, 1988), 726.