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Manchester

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Manchester
State:
Connecticut
County:
Hartford County
Probate District:
13
Year Established:
1823
Year Incorporated:
1823
Form of Government:
Town Council/Town Manager
Town Hall Address:
41 Center Street
Manchester, CT 06040
860-647-3123
8:30-5:00 Mon-Fri
Web Address:
www.manchesterct.gov

History Brief:
Manchester was originally part of Hartford. This section, purchased from Chief Joshua of the Mohegans and settled in 1672, was known from 1682 until 1772 as the Five-Miles. It was part of East Hartford, which was separated from Hartford and incorporated in 1783, and was known as the Orford Parish of East Hartford. In 1823 Orford Parish was incorporated as a town and named, Manchester. The Cheney Brothers Mills, once the largest silk factory in the world, gave the nickname of "The Silk City." Town vital records begin 1850. Barbour collection records cover 1823-1853.

   
Other City Names (1)
Name:Orford (prior to incorporation)
 
Settled From (1)
Town Name:Hartford, East Hartford
State:CT
Country:United States
 
Population (8)
Year:1870
Population:4236

Year:1880
Population:6462

Year:1950
Population:33904

Year:1960
Population:42102

Year:1990
Population:51618

Year:2000
Population:54740

Year:2005
Population:57079

Year:2010
Population:58241
 
Founding Families (4)
Surname:Buckland

Surname:Cannady

Surname:Cheney

Surname:Wyllys
 
Cemeteries (8)
Name:Cheney Association Cemetery
Location:East Center ST, Manchester

Name:East Cemetery
Location:240 East Center ST, Manchester

Name:Northwest Cemetery/Buckland Cemetery
Location:1190 Tolland ST, Manchester

Name:St. Bridget Roman Catholic Cemetery
Location:186 Oakland ST, Manchester

Name:St. James Roman Catholic Cemetery
Location:368 Broad ST, Manchester

Name:St. John Roman Catholic Cemetery
Location:Jefferson ST, Manchester

Name:Temple Beth Sholom Cemetery
Location:68 Autumn ST, Manchester

Name:West Cemetery
Location:375 Spencer ST, Manchester
 
Churches (24)
Name:Beth Sholom B'nai Israel
Location:400 Middle Turnpike East, Manchester
Website:www.myshul.org

Name:Center Congregational Church UCC
Location:11 Center Street, Manchester
Website:www.centerchurchucc.org/

Name:Church of Christ
Location:394 Lydall St, Manchester

Name:Church of the Assumption
Location:29 South Adams Street, Manchester
Website:www.assumptionchurchct.com

Name:Church of the Living God
Location:199 Deming ST, Manchester
Website:www.clgonline.net

Name:Church of the Nazarene
Location:218 Main Street, Manchester
Website:www.mcnaz.com

Name:Community Baptist Church
Location:585 East Center ST, Manchester
Website:www.cbcmanchester.org

Name:Concordia Lutheran Church
Location:40 Pitkin ST, Manchester
Website:concordiamanchester.org

Name:Emanuel Lutheran Church
Location:60 Church Street, Manchester
Website:www.emanuelmanchester.org

Name:Faith Tabernacle
Location:110 Utopia RD, Manchester
Website:www.faithtabernacle.com

Name:First Baptist Church
Location:240 Hillstown Road, Manchester
Website:www.fbcmct.org

Name:First Korean Presbyterian Church of Greater Hartford
Location:300 Chapel Road Manchester
Website:www.fkpc.org

Name:Full Gospel Interdenominational Church
Location:745 Main ST, Manchester
Website:fgichurch.org

Name:North United Methodist Church
Location:300 Parker Street Manchester
Website:numc.axelhouse.com

Name:Second Congregational Church
Location:385 N Main St, Manchester

Name:South United Methodist Church
Location:1226 Main Street, Manchester
Website:southumc.com

Name:St. Bartholomew Roman Catholic Church
Location:45 Ludlow RD, Manchester
Website:www.stbartparish.org

Name:St. Bridget Catholic Church
Location:80 Main Street Manchester
Website:www.saintbridget.com

Name:St. James Roman Catholic Church
Location:896 Main Street, Manchester
Website:www.saint-james-church.org

Name:St. John's Polish National Catholic Church
Location:23 Golway St Manchester, CT 06040

Name:St. Mary's Episcopal Church
Location:41 Park Street, Manchester
Website:stmarysct.org

Name:Trinity Covenant Church
Location:302 Hackmatack Street, Manchester
Website:trinitycovenantchurch.org

Name:Unitarian Universalist Society: East
Location:153 W. Vernon Street, Manchester
Website:uuse.org

Name:Zion Lutheran Church LCMS
Location:112 Cooper ST, Manchester
 
Monuments (1)
Name:Soldiers Monument
Description:15-1/2 foot short granite rock-faced pedestal and bronze soldier figure
Location:Center Park, Main ST & West Middle ST, Manchester
Type:Military
Dedication Date:09/17/1877
Artist/Sculptor:Charles Conrads
 
Communities (8)
Name:Buckland

Name:Highland Park

Name:Hilliardville

Name:Manchester Green

Name:Oakland

Name:Orford Village

Name:Parker Village

Name:Union Village
 
Historical Locations (1)
Name:Cheney Brothers National Historic Landmark District
Location:175 acres along Elm Street & Hartford RD, Manchester
 
Notable Citizens (5)
Name:Anthony Galla-Rini (accordionist)
Type:Historic

Name:Astrid Allwyn (film actress)
Type:Historic

Name:Christopher M. Spencer (inventor, Spencer repeating rifle)
Type:Historic

Name:Dorian Shainin (quality/reliability engineer)
Type:Historic

Name:Larry Lisciotti (the "Prince of Pool")
Type:Historic
 
Newspapers (1)
Name:Manchester Journal-Inquirer
Type:Contemporary
Location:306 Progress Drive, Manchester, CT 06045
Website:www.journalinquirer.com/
 
Schools (15)
Name:Arthur H. Illing Middle School
Type:Middle School
Location:45 North School Street, Manchester
Website:illingschool.townofmanchester.org/

Name:Bentley School - Alternative Education
Type:Other
Location:134 East Middle Turnpike, Manchester
Website:bentley.townofmanchester.org/default.htm

Name:Bowers Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:141 Princeton Street, Manchester
Website:bowers.townofmanchester.org/

Name:Elisabeth M. Bennet Academy
Type:Other
Location:1151 Main Street, Manchester
Website:bennet.townofmanchester.org/

Name:Keeney Street Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:179 Keeney Street, Manchester
Website:keeney.townofmanchester.org/

Name:Manchester Community College
Type:College
Location:Great Path, PO Box 1046, Manchester, CT, 06040
Website:www.mcc.commnet.edu

Name:Manchester High School
Type:High School
Location:45 North School Street, Manchester
Website:mhsweb.townofmanchester.org/

Name:Manchester Regional Academy
Type:Other
Location:665 Wetherell St., Manchester
Website:mra.townofmanchester.org/index.htm

Name:Martin Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:140 Dartmouth Rd, Manchester
Website:martin.townofmanchester.org/

Name:Nathan Hale School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:160 Spruce Street Manchester
Website:nathan-hale.townofmanchester.org/

Name:Odyssey Community School - Charter
Type:Other
Location:579 West Middle Turnpike, Manchester
Website:www.odysseyschool.org/

Name:Robertson Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:65 North School ST, Manchester
Website:robertson.townofmanchester.org/

Name:Verplanck Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:126 Olcott Street, Manchester
Website:verplanck.townofmanchester.org/

Name:Waddell School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:163 Broad Street, Manchester
Website:waddell.townofmanchester.org/

Name:Washington Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:94 Cedar Street, Manchester
Website:washington.townofmanchester.org/
 
Libraries (3)
Name:Manchester Community College Library
Type:Current
Location:Learning Resource Center, Great Path, Manchester
Website:www.mcc.commnet.edu/students/library/

Name:Mary Cheney Library
Type:Current
Location:586 Main Street, Manchester
Website:library.townofmanchester.org

Name:Whiton Memorial Branch Library
Type:Current
Location:100 North Main Street, Manchester
Website:library.townofmanchester.org/
 
Published Histories (1)
Name:New England Pattern: The history of Manchester, Connecticut
Author:William Edward Buckley
Date Published:1973
Publisher:Pequot Press
Description:372 pages
 
Genealogy Websites (1)
Website Name:CT GenWeb - Manchester
Website Address:homepage.ct.metrocast.net/~kamaba/HartfordCo/manches.htm
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (1)
Name:Vivian Ferguson
Contact Data:78 Forest Street
Manchester, CT 06040
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1846
Marriage:1846
Death:1846
 





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