Place:Mansfield, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

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NameMansfield
TypeTown
Coordinates42.033°N 71.217°W
Located inBristol, Massachusetts, United States
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Mansfield is a town in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. As of the United States 2010 Census, the town population is 23,184. Mansfield is in the south-southwest suburbs of Boston and is also close to Providence, Rhode Island.

The village of Mansfield Center is located in the town.

The town is twinned with Mansfield in Nottinghamshire, England.

History

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Mansfield was first settled in 1658 and was officially incorporated in 1775. It was named for William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, a pro-colonial member of the House of Lords. Mansfield is largely known for being the home of the Comcast Center (formerly Great Woods, Tweeter Center) concert venue, one of the most popular in New England. It is also known for being the birthplace of Honey Dew Donuts, a regional New England chain of donut shops.

Benjamin E. Bates, an industrialist and philanthropist, who was the founder of Bates College was born in Mansfield in 1808. Stove and furnace manufacturer and innovator Gordon Chilson (1804–1877) worked here.

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