Mansfield


Mansfield
/manz"feeld'/, n.
1. Katherine (Kathleen Beauchamp Murry), 1888-1923, English short-story writer.
2. Michael Joseph (Mike), born 1903, U.S. politician: senator 1953-77.
3. Richard, 1857-1907, U.S. actor, born in Germany.
4. Mount, a mountain in N Vermont: highest peak of the Green Mountains, 4393 ft. (1339 m).
5. a city in W Nottinghamshire, in central England. 96,900.
6. a city in N Ohio. 53,927.
7. a town in N Connecticut. 20,634.
8. a town in SE Massachusetts. 13,453.

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(as used in expressions)
Mansfield William Murray 1st earl of
Mansfield Katherine
Kathleen Mansfield Beauchamp
Mansfield Michael Joseph
Mike Mansfield

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      town (township), Tolland county, northeastern Connecticut, U.S. It lies just north of Willimantic city. Settled in 1686, it was originally part of Windham, known as Ponde Town. In 1702 it was incorporated as a separate town and renamed for Major Moses Mansfield, an early settler. A busy manufacturing centre noted for its production of raw silk in the first half of the 19th century and for its silk mills, Mansfield has become a residential, agricultural, and educational community. It includes the villages of Gurleyville, Merrow, Eagleville, and Storrs (site of the main campus of the University of Connecticut (Connecticut, University of), founded 1881). Area 44 square miles (115 square km). Pop. (1990) 21,103; (2000) 20,720.

      town and district, administrative and historic county of Nottinghamshire, England, on the River Maun. Mansfield was the chief town of Sherwood Forest—the legendary base for the activities of Robin Hood, the medieval robber and popular hero—and the forest court was held in the town's Moot Hall (built 1752). The population of Mansfield grew with the 19th-century expansion of coal mining and the hosiery industry, and both remain major local employers of labour. Hard red and white sandstone quarried near the town of Mansfield Woodhouse, 2 miles (3 km) north of Mansfield, was used to build the Houses of Parliament at Westminster. The district also includes the town of Warsop and part of Sherwood Forest. Area district, 30 square miles (77 square km). Pop. (2001) town, 69,987; district, 98,095.

      city, seat (1808) of Richland county, north-central Ohio, U.S., about 65 miles (105 km) northeast of Columbus, on a fork of the Mohican River. Laid out in 1808, it was named for Jared Mansfield, U.S. surveyor general. The arrival of the Mansfield and Sandusky Railroad (1846), followed by the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway (1849) and the Atlantic and Great Western Railway (1863), stimulated Mansfield's economy. The city's diversified manufactures now include electric appliances, automotive parts, sheet steel, iron castings, plumbing equipment, pumps, and thermostats. A branch of Ohio State University is in the city.

      Notable features of Mansfield include Kingwood Center (the French Provincial-style mansion and estate of industrialist Charles Kelley King) and gardens; a log blockhouse from the War of 1812; a monument to the orchardist John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed), who lived there for nearly 20 years; and the Richland County Museum. Nearby Malabar Farm (preserved within a state park) was created as an agricultural showcase by novelist Louis Bromfield, who was born in Mansfield. The city is a noted winter-sports centre and is the site of the annual Ohio Winter Ski Carnival (February). The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course is also nearby. Inc. village, 1828; city, 1857. Pop. (2000) city, 49,346; Mansfield MSA, 128,852; (2005 est.) city, 50,615; Mansfield MSA, 127,949.

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