Historic Events

Manchester Milestones

  • English Settlements Began around 1792

    This area was part of Hartford and was called "Five Mile Tract."

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  • Incorporated as Manchester in 1823

    Orford Parish was incorporated as the town of Manchester.

  • Cheney Hall

    Cheney Hall, designed by Hammat Billings, opened in 1869.

  • Centennial Celebration in 1923

    The town hosted a Centennial Celebration commemorating 100 years since incorporating in 1823.