Area Background & History

About the Area

With spectacular scenery marked by rolling hills and pastoral scenes, unique attractions and warm, friendly people, the area truly is America at its Best.

Getting Here

Eight major highways pass through Richland County, including Interstate 71 (running north and south), making it easily accessible.


The city of Mansfield was named after Surveyor General of the US Colonel Jarred Mansfield. Richland County was organized March 1, 1813 and named from the character of its soil.


Situated in north central Ohio midway between Cleveland and Columbus Richland County is in the heart of the beautiful Appalachian foothills and nearby several state parks that attract visitors from all over the world.

The Shawshank Trail
Renaissance Performing Arts
Olivesburg General Store
Comfort Inn Splash Harbor
Best Western Richland Inn