Mansfield, Indiana

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Mansfield, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Mansfield Covered Bridge
Mansfield Covered Bridge
Parke County's location in Indiana
Parke County's location in Indiana
Mansfield is located in Parke County, Indiana
Location in Parke County
Coordinates: 39°40′35″N 87°06′08″W / 39.67639°N 87.10222°W / 39.67639; -87.10222Coordinates: 39°40′35″N 87°06′08″W / 39.67639°N 87.10222°W / 39.67639; -87.10222
Country United States
State Indiana
County Parke
Township Jackson
Elevation[1] 591 ft (180 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 47837
Area code(s) 765
GNIS feature ID 438533

Mansfield (also called Mansfield Village, Dicksons Mills, Dixons Mills, Dublin or New Dublin) is an unincorporated community in Jackson Township, Parke County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[2]

The Mansfield Mill


The village was originally named New Dublin by James Kelsey in 1820, and within a couple of years the village was called Dickn's Mills, and then Strain's Mills before it became known as Mansfield in the 1930s.

The village of Mansfield prospered and grew because of a roller mill that was built by James Kelsey and Francis Dickson, in 1820. As the milling industry became popular the village grew into a thriving town of more than 300 people. A sash mill and carding mill were added, and the little town grew with the addition of a general store, blacksmith, cooperage, and wagon maker. As the population expanded, a church and a school were organized.

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