Welcome to the Town of Mansfield!
Incorporated in 1702, most of Mansfield's first settlers were farmers, and agriculture continues to be an important part of our community today. Rivers powered saw and grist mills from the early days, and during the nineteenth century Mansfield was a manufacturing center. The Storrs Agricultural School was established in 1881 and became the University of Connecticut, now one of the largest employers in eastern Connecticut with a local student population of 17,000. U.S. News and World Report has named the University of Connecticut as the number one public research university in New England, and in the top 25 in the nation.
Today, Mansfield serves as a regional cultural center with its many theater, music, museum, agricultural, and historic programs attracting visitors across the state and the nation. Come and enjoy the beauty and traditions that the town of Mansfield has offered for more than 300 years.