Recreational, cultural, and educational activities are abundant. Mansfield Hollow State Park allows residents to enjoy boating, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, and more. Mansfield real estate offers stunning single-family homes including colonials, capes, saltboxes, and more, plenty of land parcels for commercial and residential building, and lovely condos and townhomes for sale.
Mansfield was rated #7 for towns with a population of 25,000 – 50,000 in the November 2011 issue of Connecticut Magazine.
Size & Population
Mansfield is 45.1 square miles, has 28,864 acres of land, and has 104.19 miles of streets. It’s population is made up of approximately 25,000 residents.
Incorporated in 1702
Dorothy C. Goodwin Elementary School (Grades Pre-K to 4th)
321 Hunting Lodge Road, Storrs, CT 06268
Main Office: (860) 429-6316
Goodwin Elementary School Website.
Southeast Elementary School (Grades Pre-K to 4th)
134 Warrenville Road, Mansfield Center, CT 06250
Main Office: (860) 423-1611
Southeast Elementary School Website.
Vinton Elementary School (Grades Pre-K to 4th)
306 Stafford Road, Mansfield Center, CT 06250
Main Office: (860) 423-3086
Vinton Elementary School Website.
Mansfield Middle School (Grades 5 – 8)
205 Spring Hill Road, Storrs, CT 06268
Main Office: (860) 429-9341
Mansfield Middle School Website.
E.O. Smith High School (Grades 9 – 12th)
1235 Storrs Rd, Mansfield, CT
Main Office: (860) 487-0877
E.O. Smith Website.
· Wally Lamb, best-selling author
· Tim Page, Pulitzer-Prize winning music critic
· Rivers Cuomo, lead singer/guitarist of the alternative rock band Weezer, grew up in Storrs and attended E.O. Smith High School
· Peter Tork of The Monkees attended E.O. Smith High School, he was class of 1959 and made the class of 2005 commencement speech
· Wendy O. Williams, lead singer for the 1970s and 1980s punk rock band the Plasmatics, lived in town from 1991 until her death in 1998
· Samuel Pickering, Professor at the University of Connecticut, inspiration for the character Mr. Keating in the Academy Award winning film The Dead Poets Society.
Elijah Porter Barrows (1807–1888), an American clergyman and writer.
Wilbur Lucius Cross (1862–1948) was a well-known literary critic and the Democratic Governor of Connecticut from 1931 to 1939, was born in town. Part of Route 15 is now named the Wilbur Cross Parkway. The name of UConn's main administration building, the former Wilbur Cross Library, also bears his name.
Dave Lindorff is an award-winning veteran investigative reporter, columnist for CounterPunch, and contributor toBusinessweek, . He is a 2004 winner of a Project Censored award. Lindorff grew up in Mansfield.
George S. Moulton (1829–1882), businessman, Connecticut State Representative and State Senator.
Charles Emory Smith , postmaster general in the cabinet of Presidents William McKinley andTheodore Roosevelt (1898–1902), ambassador to Russia and newspaper editor, was born in town.
Abigail Williams one of the young girls who accused residents of Salem,Massachusetts of being witches, leading to the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, died in Mansfield.
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