Mansfield is on U.S. Highway 287 sixteen miles southeast of Fort Worth in southeastern Tarrant County and northeastern Johnson County. Walnut Creek runs through the town. Ralph S. Man, a South Carolinian, and Julian B. Feild from Virginia sold their sawmill and their water-powered gristmill in Fort Worth in 1857 and moved to the wheat-producing area in southeastern Tarrant County, where they built a sawmill and the first steam-powered gristmill in the county and perhaps in the state. The settlement that grew up around the mills was named for the two men; the original spelling of the town name was Mansfeild. Julian Feild, who owned and operated a general merchandise store in addition to the mills, became postmaster in 1860. The gristmill prospered and became widely known. During the Civil War, Feild, a captain in the Fifteenth Texas Cavalry, milled and delivered flour to the Confederate Army. After the war he received United States government contracts to supply flour and meal to Indian reservations and federal army outposts in West Texas (including forts Griffin, Concho, and Belknap), New Mexico, and Indian Territory.
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Mansfield by the Numbers
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|69,909||2019||Texas Demographic Center|
|56,368||2010||Texas Demographic Center|
|28,031||2000||Texas Demographic Center|
|15,615||1990||Texas Demographic Center|
|8,092||1980||Texas Demographic Center|
|3,658||1970||Texas Demographic Center|
|1,375||1960||Texas Demographic Center|
|964||1950||Texas Demographic Center|
|774||1940||Texas Demographic Center|
|635||1930||Texas Demographic Center|
|719||1920||Texas Demographic Center|
|627||1910||Texas Demographic Center|
|694||1900||Texas Demographic Center|
|418||1890||Texas Demographic Center|