Watch a brief history of Mansfield.
Read a history of Dr. John C. Collier.
Mansfield was home to many schools, long before there was a Mansfield Independent School District (MISD).
Discover a history of Mansfield's founders.
The library began in 1929 as a branch of the Tarrant County Library, which was a branch of the Carnegie Library of Fort Worth.
The Mansfield Historical Museum and Heritage Center is located in the beautifully restored W.B. McKnight Building, located in downtown Mansfield, Texas. The building is named for Dr. William Burney McKnight, one of Mansfield’s first physicians.
The first wave of settlers arrived in the rolling Cross Timber 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.
In 1885, a group of Mansfield and Fort Worth businessmen banded together to create the Fort Worth & New Orleans Railroad, with tracks connecting through Mansfield. The coming of the railroad to Mansfield spurred a new era of growth.