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File #: 22-4881    Version: 1 Name: HLC#22-010: Public hearing to consider a request for a Historic Landmark Overlay District designation for the Mansfield Community Cemetery, c. 1874, located at 750 W. Kimball Street; Mansfield Community Cemetery Association, owner
Type: HLC Case Status: Passed
File created: 8/31/2022 In control: Historic Landmark Commission
On agenda: 9/8/2022 Final action: 9/8/2022
Title: HLC#22-010: Public hearing to consider a request for a Historic Landmark Overlay District designation for the Mansfield Community Cemetery, c. 1874, located at 750 W. Kimball Street; Mansfield Community Cemetery Association, owner
Attachments: 1. Maps and Supporting Information.pdf, 2. Photographs of the Mansfield Community Cemetery.pdf, 3. Section 155.069.pdf
Title
HLC#22-010: Public hearing to consider a request for a Historic Landmark Overlay District designation for the Mansfield Community Cemetery, c. 1874, located at 750 W. Kimball Street; Mansfield Community Cemetery Association, owner

Description/History
The Mansfield Community Cemetery Association has requested a Historic Landmark Overlay District classification for the historic Mansfield Community Cemetery at 750 W. Kimball Street. This designation will honor the cemetery’s historic significance. The property is zoned PR.

In conjunction with the application from the Mansfield Cemetery Association in the previous case (HLC#22-007), approval of this designation will create the City’s first Historic Landmark District. The District will not merge the cemeteries together; they remain separate historic cemeteries with their own identities and cemetery associations within the same landmark district.

Historic Background
Adjoining the north side of the old Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery is the 1.32-acre unfenced cemetery. A fence that once separated the Mansfield Community Cemetery from the Mansfield Cemetery has been removed.

After its establishment, only blacks were buried there. Fifteen of the 83 marked graves have been identified as probable descendants of Nathan Moody, an enslaved person of Captain Thomas O. Moody (who is buried in the adjoining fenced cemetery). The earliest marked grave is that of Milton Wyatt (1862-1874). Many of the graves are unmarked or the markers are illegible. Family names in the cemetery include Moody, Lawsons, Briscoe, Nolan, Hicks and Wilson.

It is believed that Ralph Man, one of the town founders, donated the land for the Mansfield Community Cemetery.

Designation Criteria
The Historic Landmark Overlay District designation should be considered under the following criteria:

1. Exemplification of the cultural, economic, social, ethnic, or historical heritage of the City. The Mansfield Community Cemetery is one of the m...

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