History & Tourism

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About: Mansfield Cemetery

31 Jul , 2022  


By: 1812Blockhouse

It’s the latest in our “Everything You Always Wanted To Know About” series — today we look at Mansfield Cemetery, which sits in the city of Mansfield a bit south and east of downtown.

For other entries in this series, click here.

Established: 1845

First purchase: 20 acres from Benjamin Johns

Articles of Association – Drawn up in 1847

First internment — 1847

Owner — Mansfield Cemetery Association

Includes — Hebrew Cemetery, Potter’s Field, Old County Burial Ground

Current size – Over 380 acres

Historic marker — True Meridian Marker, original from 1866

Water system first installed — 1900; the Mansfield News Journal reported that “The water has been piped to all parts of the city of the dead.”

Well-known internments (among others) – click on any for biographical information on 1812Blockhouse or elsewhere:

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