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Welcome to Manchester ...

The city of Manchester is primarily located in Meriwether County<1>. A portion of Manchester extends into Talbot County.

When the people of Manchester refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Manchesterite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Manchester has a population of 3,949 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Manchester.

Manchester is 820 feet [250 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Manchester lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Manchester (for example, toward Valley (AL)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Telephone area codes for Manchester: (706) and (762)<5>

The ZIP code for Manchester: 31816<6>

Websites for Manchester ...

Official Website: www.manchester-ga.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Manchester had an population of 3,949 people. This is a decrease of 6.64% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Manchester had a population of 4,230 people (or 19.23% of the total population of Meriwether County). This makes Manchester the county's most populous community.

The population of Manchester represents 0.04% of the total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 140th most populous community.

More information can be found on the Census Page for Manchester.

Communities Also Named Manchester ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 47 communities that are also named Manchester - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, California (2), Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana (3), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina (2), Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania (2), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (2), Vermont, Virginia (2), Washington and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Manchester.

Communities near Manchester ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Manchester.

  • Lawrences Mill
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawrences Mill
    • Lawrences Mill lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Manchester.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 30,834 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawrences Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawrences Mill
  • Carrolls
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    • Carrolls lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the north of Manchester.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 27,259 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrolls have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrolls
  • Thomaston
  • Lincoln Park
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    • Lincoln Park lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the east of Manchester.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,503 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln Park have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Park
  • Pine Mountain
  • Hamilton
  • Mountainbrook
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountainbrook
    • Mountainbrook lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the west of Manchester.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,108 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountainbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountainbrook
  • Woodbury
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodbury
    • Woodbury lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the north of Manchester.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 898 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodbury have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodbury
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodbury<9>
  • Talbotton
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talbotton
    • Talbotton lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the south of Manchester.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 838 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Talbotton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Talbotton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Talbotton<9>
  • Greenville

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Manchester. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Manchester.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Manchester. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Manchester.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Manchester. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Manchester.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Manchester ...

Looking for more information about Manchester? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Manchester, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Manchester.

Adding Manchester to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Manchester in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

The earliest source that we've referenced which mentioned Manchester was on a map titled Map of Georgia (from Rand McNally, 1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Manchester.

The official website for Manchester: www.manchester-ga.com/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Meriwether, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Manchester refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Manchester may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Manchester.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Manchester - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Manchester). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Manchester or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Manchester) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Manchester. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ManchesterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Manchester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8561, Longitude: -84.6199    
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<9>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

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