Welcome to Tri-County Rural Electric
In 1936 few people in this area had electric service. Almost everyone wanted electricity, but the cost was out of reach. The government, through the Rural Electric Act of 1936, offered to lend (not give) money to electrify rural America. Many of your neighbors began working together, and in November 1936 Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative was organized. Those members established the headquarters in Mansfield and hired people to build and operate the system.