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245 Properties in Mansfield
For Sale|1,872 sqft|3 beds|2 baths|0.161 acres|#20289256
Accepting Backup Offers|1,432 sqft|3 beds|2 baths|0.16 acres|#20279221
For Sale|2,176 sqft|4 beds|2 baths|0.217 acres|#20289276
For Sale|1,664 sqft|3 beds|2 baths|0.24 acres|#20289190
For Sale|1,981 sqft|4 beds|2 baths|0.132 acres|#20289172
For Sale|3,061 sqft|5 beds|3 baths|0.206 acres|#20288174
For Sale|2,096 sqft|3 beds|2 baths|0.164 acres|#20282784
For Sale|2,983 sqft|4 beds|3 baths|0.22 acres|#20286178
For Sale|1,197 sqft|3 beds|2 baths|0.115 acres|#20284554
For Sale|1,766 sqft|3 beds|2 baths|0.142 acres|#20287336
For Sale|1,231 sqft|3 beds|2 baths|0.115 acres|#20287182
For Sale|1,342 sqft|3 beds|2 baths|0.115 acres|#20286183
For Sale|1,057 sqft|3 beds|1.5 baths|0.1833 acres|#20286685
For Sale|2,260 sqft|4 beds|3 baths|0.13 acres|#20280564
For Sale|1,937 sqft|3 beds|2 baths|0.138 acres|#20269356
For Sale|2,988 sqft|4 beds|3 baths|0.184 acres|#20281099
For Sale|2,438 sqft|4 beds|2.5 baths|0.1263 acres|#20285782
For Sale|2,259 sqft|3 beds|2.5 baths|5 acres|#20285583
For Sale|1,577 sqft|3 beds|2 baths|0.196 acres|#20283518
For Sale|3,748 sqft|4 beds|3.5 baths|0.311 acres|#20284913
For Sale|3,460 sqft|4 beds|3 baths|0.155 acres|#20285299
For Sale|2,855 sqft|4 beds|4 baths|0.176 acres|#20283963
For Sale|3,198 sqft|4 beds|3.5 baths|0.217 acres|#20283874
For Sale|2,325 sqft|4 beds|3 baths|0.13 acres|#20283852
For Sale|3,130 sqft|4 beds|4.5 baths|0.114 acres|#20283108
For Sale|3,395 sqft|4 beds|4.5 baths|0.114 acres|#20283115
For Sale|3,355 sqft|4 beds|4 baths|0.137 acres|#20283124
For Sale|2,970 sqft|4 beds|4.5 baths|0.115 acres|#20282904
For Sale|3,213 sqft|4 beds|3 baths|0.172 acres|#20279707
For Sale|3,403 sqft|4 beds|4.5 baths|0.25 acres|#20282595
For Sale|2,259 sqft|3 beds|2.5 baths|0.248 acres|#20281450
The first wave of European settlers arrived in the rolling Cross Timbers country of north central Texas in the 1840s. Primarily of Scotch-Irish origins, these pioneer farmers came for the most part from southern states, following the frontier as it shifted west of the Mississippi. They entered an area where Native Americans had been living for thousands of years. The Comanche posed a serious threat to the settlers, and in 1849, the U.S. Army established Fort Worth to protect the farms along the sparsely populated frontier.
The area southeast of the fort (and of the Trinity River) was well protected and presumably fairly well settled by the early 1850s. In one well-documented case, eight related families migrated to the area in 1853 from Illinois. Three of the four Gibson brothers in this group established homesteads about 4 miles (6 km) northwest of present-day Mansfield. This settlement, which became known as the Gibson Community, included a school and a church building by 1860.
When R.S. Man and Julian Feild arrived around 1856 and built a grist mill at the crossroads that was to become the center of Mansfield, the beginnings of the community probably existed in the oak groves bordering Walnut Creek (originally called Cedar Bluff Creek). The Walnut Creek Congregation of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church had organized itself in 1854. Members met in each other's homes, so it is suspected that there was a cluster of houses in the area.
In 1856, Julian Feild purchased 540 acres (2.2 km2) in the Mansfield area. Man and Feild completed their three-story brick grist mill sometime between 1856 and 1859. The mill, which produced flour and meal, was the first built in North Texas to utilize steam power and enjoyed patronage as far south as San Antonio and as far north as Oklahoma. The location of the mill in southeastern Tarrant County perhaps reflects the advanced state of wheat cultivation in the area and the ready availability of wood to feed the mill's steam boilers.
Feild opened a general merchandise store at the same time as the mill, located across Broad Street. He built a log house for his family, which also served as an inn for travelers and customers. By 1860, the nucleus of the future city existed. The first post office was established that year, with Julian Feild as postmaster.
During the American Civil War, the Man and Feild Mill supplied meal and flour to the Confederate States Army, hauling it to Shreveport, Louisiana, and Jefferson City, Missouri. As was common practice, the owners tithed ten percent of the mill's production to the Confederacy. The small community around the mill was unique in Tarrant County in that it prospered throughout the Civil War. "Feild's Freighters", assembled in ox-drawn wagon trains, went as far as Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where a part of the Indian Wars raged in the southern plains in the late 1860s and 1870s.
The prospering community which had grown up around the Man and Feild mill took on the name of "Mansfeild", a combination of the names of the founders. Repeated misspellings over the years resulted in the acceptance of the conventional spelling of "Mansfield." The town incorporated in 1909, continuing to be a hub for the surrounding farmland.
In 1956, a federal court ordered the Mansfield Independent School District to desegregate; the first such order in Texas. Protests by 300 whites in front of Mansfield High School, to prevent three black students from enrolling, touched off one of the longest-running desegregation battles of the Civil Rights Movement. Mansfield's school quietly desegregated in 1965 as it faced a lack of federal funds.