Railroads bring industry to Mansfield

Updated: Nov 16

In 1808, Mansfield was settled near the Mohican river and fertile farm lands. The railroads came in the 1840s (the Sandusky, Mansfield and Newark Railroad; and the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway) and 1860's (and the Atlantic and Great Western Railroad). By 1888 Mansfield had become a center of manufacturing and trade in north-central Ohio.

photo of a train
Mansfield, Ohio circa 1886

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