Introduction to Mansfield, Texas
Mansfield, Texas, in Tarrant county, is 12 miles S of Arlington, Texas. The city is included in the Fort Worth - Arlington metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 28,031 people lived in Mansfield.
The area now called the City of Mansfield was first settled in the early 1800s. Most of the early settlers were of Scotch - Irish origin. The community was named in honor of Ralph Sandiford Man and Julian T. Feild who arrived in the city around 1856 and established a grist mill. The first post office of Mansfield was established in 1860, and Julian Field was appointed the postmaster.
Mansfield and nearby Attractions
- Don Misenhimer Park
- Arlington Museum of Art
- Six Flags Over Texas
- Fort Worth Zoo
- Kimbell Art Museum
- Cedar Hill State Park
Things To Do In Mansfield
Mansfield has a number of well maintained and beautiful parks including McClendon Park West, Clayton W. Chandler Park, James McKnight Park East, Katherine Rose Memorial Park, Town Park, and Julian Feild Park-Serenity Gardens. The city is also home to several houses of worship including the Church of Christ Mansfield, First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, and Saint Paul Church. You can plan a day trip to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.
Air transportation facilities are provided by the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
Mansfield Higher Education
The University of Texas at Arlington, Texas Christian University, and Texas Wesleyan University are some of the nearby universities.