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Mayfield was settled in 1871. Some of the area’s founding families included the Andersons, Petersons, Petersen’s, Bartholomews, Jensens, Sorensen’s and Willdens. When the first white settlers came they found out that this area was considered sacred by the Indians who said it was a ” healing Ground”. It is said that no fighting has ever occurred in Mayfield.

Names of the town have been:

  • Arrapene
  • New London (on the south side of the creek)
  • Order (when the United Order was practiced)
  • Cobblehaven
  • Skinny
  • Skunk
  • Frog Hollow
  • Mayfield