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Encyclopedia > Manchester, New Hampshire
Manchester, New Hampshire
Skyline of Manchester, New Hampshire
Official seal of Manchester, New Hampshire
Seal
Nickname: Queen City
Location in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire
Coordinates: 42°59′27″N, 71°27′49″W
Country United States
State New Hampshire
County Hillsborough County
Incorporated 1751
Government
 - Mayor Frank Guinta (R)
Area
 - City  34.9 sq mi (90.4 km²)
 - Land  33.0 sq mi (85.5 km²)
 - Water  1.9 sq mi (4.9 km²)
Elevation  210 ft (64 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 109,691
 - Density 3,241.4/sq mi (1,251.6/km²)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
Website: www.manchesternh.gov

Manchester is the largest city in the U.S. state of New Hampshire and the largest city of northern New England, an area composed of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. It is in Hillsborough County on the banks of the Merrimack River. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 107,007, and in 2005 the New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning estimated the population to be nearly 110,000.[1] Manchester is the center of the Manchester, NH, New England City and Town Metropolitan Area (NECTA MA), with a population in 2000 of 176,663[2], and is near the northern end of the BosWash megalopolis. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 1600 pixel, file size: 702 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Mike Spenard, http://sven. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 592 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (747 × 756 pixel, file size: 820 KB, MIME type: image/png) Courtesy of the City of Manchester, NH. 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Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  Ranked 46th  - Total 9,359 sq mi (24,239 km²)  - Width 68 miles (110 km)  - Length 190 miles (305 km)  - % water 3. ... List of New Hampshire counties: New Hampshire counties Belknap County: formed in 1840 from parts of Merrimack County and Strafford County. ... Hillsborough County is a county located in the state of New Hampshire. ... In local government, incorporation occurs when municipalities such as cities, towns, townships, villages, and boroughs become self-governing entities under the laws of the state or province in which they are located. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Manchester, NH Mayor Frank Guinta Frank Guinta (born September 26, 1970) is the current mayor of Manchester, New Hampshire. ... 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Official language(s) English Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Area  Ranked 46th  - Total 9,359 sq mi (24,239 km²)  - Width 68 miles (110 km)  - Length 190 miles (305 km)  - % water 3. ... Official language(s) None (English de facto; French is also an administrative language) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... Hillsborough County is a county located in the state of New Hampshire. ... Merrimack River watershed The Merrimack River (or Merrimac River, an earlier spelling that is sometimes still used) is a -long river in the Northeastern United States. ... 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History

Mills on Merrimack River and the West Side of Manchester

Pennacook Indians called the area Amoskeag, meaning "good fishing place" -- a reference to the Amoskeag Falls in the Merrimack River. In 1722, John Goffe settled on land beside Cohas Brook, where several years later he built a dam and sawmill. The community was called Old Harry's Town. In 1735, the Province of Massachusetts Bay granted it as Tyngstown to settlers from Massachusetts. A decade following the separation of New Hampshire from Massachusetts, Governor Benning Wentworth in 1751 chartered the town as Derryfield. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 644 KB) Summary Mike Spenard,http://sven. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 644 KB) Summary Mike Spenard,http://sven. ... The Pennacook or Pawtucket are a Native American group who once had villages in the Merrimack River valley in southern and central New Hampshire, northeastern Massachusetts, and southern Maine. ... The Amoskeag Falls are a set of waterfalls located in Manchester, New Hampshire on the Merrimack River. ... // Events Abraham De Moivre states De Moivres theorem connecting trigonometric functions and complex numbers Publication of the first book of Bachs Well-Tempered Clavier Fall of Persias Safavid dynasty during a bloody revolt of the Afghani people. ... John Goffe was born on March 25, 1701 in Boston, Massachusetts. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A sawmill is a facility where logs are cut into boards. ... Events April 16 - The London premiere of Alcina by George Frideric Handel, his first the first Italian opera for the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden. ... A map of the Province of Massachusetts Bay. ... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... Benning Wentworth (1696–1770) was the colonial governor of New Hampshire from (1741-1766). ... Events Adam Smith is appointed professor of logic at the University of Glasgow March 25 - For the last time, New Years Day is legally on March 25 in England and Wales. ...


In 1807, Samuel Blodgett opened a canal and lock system to allow vessels passage around the falls. He envisioned here a great industrial center, "the Manchester of America," like the Industrial Revolution's Manchester in England, the first industrialized city in the world. Sure enough, in 1809, Benjamin Prichard and others built a cotton spinning mill operated by water power on the western bank of the Merrimack. Following Blodgett's suggestion, Derryfield was renamed Manchester in 1810, the year the mill was incorporated as the Amoskeag Cotton & Woolen Manufacturing Company. It would be purchased in 1825 by entrepreneurs from Massachusetts, expanded to 3 mills in 1826, and then incorporated in 1831 as the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company. Year 1807 (MDCCCVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... The Canal du Midi, Toulouse, France Canals are man-made channels for water. ... Canal locks in England. ... A Watt steam engine. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification  -  by Athelstan 967  Area... Year 1809 (MDCCCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... Cotton ready for harvest. ... A hand-turned spinning wheel in action Cones of yarn for industrial use Spinning is the process of creating yarn (or thread, rope, cable) from various raw fiber materials. ... Hydropower (or waterpower) harnesses the energy of moving or falling water. ... 1810 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Opening of the Stockton and Darlington Railway 1825 (MDCCCXXV) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... For the computer game previously called Entrepreneur, see The Corporate Machine. ... The oldest surviving photograph, Nicéphore Niépce, circa 1826 1826 (MDCCCXXVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Leopold I 1831 (MDCCCXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, looking upriver. ...

Elm Street in c. 1905
Elm Street in c. 1905

On the eastern bank, Amoskeag engineers and architects planned a model company town, founded in 1838 with Elm Street as its main throughfare. Incorporated as a city in 1846, Manchester would become home to the largest cotton mill in the world -- Mill No. 11, stretching 900 feet long by 103 feet wide, and containing 4000 looms. Other products made in the community included shoes, cigars and paper. The Amoskeag foundry made rifles, sewing machines, textile machinery, fire engines, and locomotives in a division called the Amoskeag Locomotive Works (later, the Manchester Locomotive Works). The rapid growth of the mills demanded a large influx of workers, resulting in a flood of immigrants, particularly French Canadians. Many current residents descend from these workers. The Amoskeag Manufacturing Company went out of business in 1935, although its red brick mills have been renovated for other uses. Indeed, the mill town's 19th century affluence left behind some of the finest Victorian commercial, municipal and residential architecture in the state. Image File history File linksMetadata Elm_Street_Looking_North,_Manchester,_NH.jpg‎ Summary Elm Street looking north, Manchester, NH; from a c. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Elm_Street_Looking_North,_Manchester,_NH.jpg‎ Summary Elm Street looking north, Manchester, NH; from a c. ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... For the Technical Symposium of NITK Surathkal Engineer , see Engineer (Technical Fest). ... An architect at his drawing board, 1893 An architect is a person who is involved in the planning, designing and oversight of a buildings construction. ... A company town is a town or city in which most or all real estate, buildings (both residential and commercial), utilities, hospitals, small businesses such as grocery stores and gas stations, and other necessities or luxuries of life within its borders are owned by a single company. ... | Jöns Jakob Berzelius, discoverer of protein 1838 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1846 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... For the graphical adventure game, see LOOM. A Turkish woman in Konya works at a traditional loom. ... shoe for right foot A shoe is a piece of footwear for humans, less than a boot and more than a slipper. ... This page is about the tobacco product; for other meanings of Cigar, see Cigar (disambiguation). ... A blank sheet of paper Paper is a commodity of thin material produced by the amalgamation of fibers, typically vegetable fibers composed of cellulose, which are subsequently held together by hydrogen bonding. ... A foundry is a factory which produces castings of metal, both ferrous and non-ferrous. ... A musket is a muzzle-loaded, smooth-bore long gun. ... A sewing machine is a mechanical (or electrical) device that joins fabric using thread, in a manner similar to manual sewing. ... A machine is any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of tasks. ... Fire Engine in South Bend, Indiana. ... Great Western Railway No. ... The Amoskeag Locomotive Works built steam locomotives at the dawn of the railroad era in the United States. ... Manchester Locomotive Works was a manfuacturing company that built railway steam locomotives in the 19th century. ... French Canadian is a term that has several different connotations. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... Amoskeag Canal, 1948, by Charles Sheeler A mill town is a community that grew up around one or more mills or factories, usually on a river that was used as a source of power in the days before electricity. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Windsor Castle in Modern Times by Landseer depicts the Queen and the Prince Consort at home in the 1840s. ... Architecture (from Latin, architectura and ultimately from Greek, a master builder, from αρχι- chiefs, leader , builder, carpenter)[1] is the art and science of designing buildings and structures. ...


Manchester is nicknamed the Queen City. In 1998, it was named the "Number One Small City in the East" by Money magazine. The Mall of New Hampshire, on Manchester's southern fringe, is the city's main retail center. 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... Mall of New Hampshire is a shopping mall on the southern fringe of Manchester, New Hampshire. ...

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 90.4 km² (34.9 mi²). 85.5 km² (33.0 mi²) of it is land and 4.9 km² (1.9 mi²) of it is water, comprising 5.44% of the town. Manchester is drained by the Merrimack River, Piscataquog River and Cohas Brook. Massabesic Lake is on the eastern border. The highest point in Manchester is its extreme northwest corner, where the elevation reaches 560 feet (171 meters) above sea level. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... The Piscataquog River is a 34. ... Cohas Brook is a 16. ... Massabesic Lake is a lake in southern New Hampshire, United States, covering about 2,561[1] acres within the city of Manchester and the town of Auburn. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... metre or meter, see meter (disambiguation) The metre is the basic unit of length in the International System of Units. ... For considerations of sea level change, in particular rise associated with possible global warming, see sea level rise. ...


Government

Manchester is incorporated as a city under the laws of the State of New Hampshire, and operates under a strong mayor form of government. The mayor serves as chairman of the fourteen member Board of Mayor and Aldermen, the city's legislative body. Each of Manchester's twelve wards elects a single alderman, and two additional at-large members are elected citywide.


The mayor also serves as the chair of the school committee. Like the board of aldermen, the school board is comprised of twelve members elected by ward and two at-large members.


Demographics

City Hall Plaza
City Hall Plaza
City of Manchester
Population by year [1][2]
1767 - 230

1773 - 279
1775 - 285
1786 - 338
1790 - 362
1800 - 557
1810 - 615
1820 - 761
1830 - 877
1840 - 3,235
1850 - 13,932
1860 - 20,107
1870 - 23,536
1880 - 32,630
1890 - 44,126
1900 - 56,987
1910 - 70,063
1920 - 78,384
1930 - 76,834
1940 - 77,685
1950 - 82,732
1960 - 88,282
1970 - 87,754
1980 - 90,936
1990 - 99,332
2000 - 107,006
2004 - 109,761 (estimate) City hall plaza in manchester, nh. ... City hall plaza in manchester, nh. ... 1767 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1773 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1775 (MDCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1786 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Year 1790 (MDCCXC) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... // ON MAY 5 1853 MR.FADER HAD SEX WITH A MAN NAME MR WIEN THEN THEY HAD SON NAMEDMRS COTURE AND MR MANOOGIAN WENT INTO MRS HASKELLS OFFICE NAKED AND DANCED AROUND AND MASTERBATED ON HER CHEST AND SHE LICKED IT OFF THEN THEY HAD ORAL SEEX WITH NAPLOEAN OF... 1810 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1820 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix commemorates the July Revolution 1830 (MDCCCXXX) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... For the game, see: 1850 (board game) Year 1850 (MDCCCL) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... Year 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link is to a full 1930 calendar). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

As of the census of 2000, there were 107,006 people, 44,247 households, and 26,105 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,251.6/km² (3,241.4/mi²). There were 45,892 housing units at an average density of 536.8/km² (1,390.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.75% White (this includes a large Bosnian population) 2.10% African American, 0.30% Native American, 2.32% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.76% from other races, and 1.73% from two or more races. 4.62% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Manchester is a national refugee relocation center. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Native Americans are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States, including parts of Alaska. ... World map showing the location of Asia. ... The Hispanic world. ... // The term Latino is a linguistic identity that refers to an individual that has significant ancestry from a nation-state where a Latin derived language is spoken or is the offical language of the government. ...


There were 44,247 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.6% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.0% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 3.00. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...

West Side neighborhood
West Side neighborhood

In the city the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 33.4% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.3 males. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 163 pixelsFull resolution (4475 × 913 pixel, file size: 556 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Mike Spenard, http:///sven. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 163 pixelsFull resolution (4475 × 913 pixel, file size: 556 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Mike Spenard, http:///sven. ...


The median income for a household in the city was $40,774, and the median income for a family was $50,039. Males had a median income of $34,287 versus $26,584 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,244. 10.6% of the population and 7.7% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 14.6% are under the age of 18 and 11.7% are 65 or older. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ...


The city is a refugee resettlement center. More than 10% of the city's population is currently foreign-born.


Media

The city is served by four newspapers: New Hampshire Union Leader (daily), the Manchester Daily Express (a daily newspaper published by Hippo Press), The Hippo (weekly) and the Manchester Mirror (a weekly produced by the New Hampshire Union Leader). The New Hampshire Union Leader is the daily newspaper of Manchester, the largest city in the state of New Hampshire. ... The Manchester Daily Express is a free daily newspaper serving Manchester, New Hampshire. ... Hippo Press is a free weekly alternative newspaper based in Manchester, New Hampshire. ...


In addition to several commercial AM and FM radio stations, Manchester is also served by local cable television and one commercial television station: Amplitude modulation (AM) is a technique used in electronic communication, most commonly for transmitting information via a radio carrier wave. ... Frequency modulation (FM) is a form of modulation which represents information as variations in the instantaneous frequency of a carrier wave. ... Coaxial cable is often used to transmit cable television into the house. ...

  • MCAM TV-23, Manchester Community Access Media, a public-access television facility. View programs online at MCAM Producer's Page
  • Manchester Community Television, providing government access (channel 22) and education access (channel 16) channels. MCTV also airs shows created by video students in Video Production at Manchester School of Technology.
  • WMUR-TV, the local ABC television affiliate
  • WZMY-TV, a MyNetworkTV affiliated (formerly independent) television station located in nearby Derry

Manchester is part of the Boston television market, although it has two major stations of its own. The Manchester School of Technology is a school located at 530 South Porter Street, in Manchester, New Hampshire. ... WMUR-TV is the ABC television affiliate in Manchester, New Hampshire. ... The American Broadcasting Company ( oftenly known as ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... For the former channel 50 in the Boston area, see WXPO-TV. WZMY-TV MyTV New England is a MyNetworkTV affiliated television station in Derry, New Hampshire, serving the Boston market. ... MyNetworkTV (sometimes written My Network TV, and unofficially abbreviated MyNet, MyTV, MNT, or MNTV) is a television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation. ...


Education

Weston Observatory in 1906
Weston Observatory in 1906
Pearl Street School in c. 1910
Pearl Street School in c. 1910

Manchester's public school system is run by the Manchester School District. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 452 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (459 × 608 pixel, file size: 54 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Weston Observatory, Derryfield Park, Manchester, NH; from a 1906 postcard. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 452 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (459 × 608 pixel, file size: 54 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Weston Observatory, Derryfield Park, Manchester, NH; from a 1906 postcard. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ...


High schools

Manchester School District has four public high schools:

Manchester is served by three private high schools: Manchester High School West is a public high school located in Manchester, New Hampshire. ... Manchester High School Central is the oldest public high school in the state of New Hampshire. ... Manchester Memorial is a four-year comprehensive school in Manchester, New Hampshire with an enrollment of approximately 2,268. ... The Manchester School of Technology is a school located at 530 South Porter Street, in Manchester, New Hampshire. ...

Trinity High School is a private, Catholic, coeducational high school located in Manchester, New Hampshire. ... The Derryfield School is an independent day, college preparatory, coeducational high school located in Manchester, New Hampshire. ... Holy Family Academy is a co-educational private high school located in Manchester, New Hampshire teaching in the Roman Catholic classical tradition. ...

Middle schools

Manchester School District has four public middle schools:

  • Hillside Middle School
  • Henry J. McLaughlin Middle School
  • Middle School at Parkside
  • Southside Middle School

Elementary schools

Manchester School District has fourteen elementary schools:

  • Bakersville Elementary School
  • Beech Street School
  • Gossler Park School
  • Green Acres Elementary School
  • Hallsville Elementary School
  • Highland-Goffe's Falls Elementary School
  • Jewett Street School
  • McDonough Elementary School
  • Northwest Elementary School
  • Parker-Varney School
  • Smyth Road School
  • Webster School
  • Weston School
  • Henry Wilson School

Post-secondary schools

Area institutions of higher education, together enrolling more than 8,000 students, include:

The University of New Hampshire at Manchester (UNH-M) was established in 1985, as the sixth college of the University of New Hampshire. ... Southern New Hampshire University is a private university in Manchester, New Hampshire. ... Hooksett is a town located in Merrimack County, New Hampshire. ... The New Hampshire Community Technical Colleges (NHCTC) is an organization of 12 public community colleges located throughout New Hampshire. ... Category: ‪Possible copyright violations‬ ... Saint Anselm College is a private, Roman Catholic, coeducational liberal arts college. ... Seal of Goffstown, NH Goffstown is a town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States. ... Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is one of the largest colleges of pharmacy in the United States. ... The New Hampshire Institute of Art is a bachelors degree-granting college that provides an undergraduate education in the the fine arts, complemented by majors in the professional arts. ...

Culture

Old Library in 1908
Old Library in 1908

Cultural landmarks include the Palace Theater, home to the New Hampshire Symphony and the Opera League of New Hampshire, the Currier Museum of Art, the New Hampshire Institute of Art, the Manchester Historic Association Millyard Museum, the Massabesic Audubon Center, the Amoskeag Fishways Learning and Visitors Center, the Lawrence L. Lee Scouting Museum and Max I. Silber Library, and the SEE Science Center. Valley Cemetery, since 1841 the resting place of numerous prominent citizens, is an early example of a garden style burial ground. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... The Currier Museum of Art is a museum in Manchester, New Hampshire. ... The New Hampshire Institute of Art is a bachelors degree-granting college that provides an undergraduate education in the the fine arts, complemented by majors in the professional arts. ... The Valley Cemetery (a. ... 1841 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The Verizon Wireless Arena is a civic center that hosts a variety of events, from sports such as hockey and arena football to concerts and fairs. It opened in November, 2001. [3] The John F. Kennedy Memorial Coliseum is another, smaller venue located in Manchester. It was completed in 1963, and serves as home ice for Manchester Central and Memorial High School hockey teams, and is home of the Southern New Hampshire Skating Club. [4] The Verizon Wireless Arena is an indoor events arena in Manchester, New Hampshire, and seats over 10,000 for hockey and over 11,000 for basketball and concerts. ... John F. Kennedy Memorial Coliseum is an indoor arena in Manchester, New Hampshire. ...


Sports

Manchester is home to four professional sports teams:

The Manchester Wolves are a professional arena football team, based at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire. ... af2 (short for arenafootball2) is the name of the Arena Football Leagues minor league, which started play in 2000. ... The New Hampshire Fisher Cats are a minor league baseball team based in Manchester, New Hampshire. ... The Eastern League is a minor league baseball league which operates primarily in the northeastern United States, although it now has a team in Ohio. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) f. ... The Manchester Monarchs are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is regarded as the top professional hockey league in North America outside the National Hockey League (NHL) for which it serves as the primary developmental circuit. ... The Los Angeles Kings are a National Hockey League team based in Los Angeles, California, USA. Founded: 1967 Arena: Staples Center Uniform colors: Purple, black, and silver Logo design: A silver crown outlined in purple Stanley Cups won: Franchise history The Pacific Coast Hockey League had many teams in the... The New Hampshire Phantoms are a minor league soccer team based in Manchester, New Hampshire. ... The United Soccer Leagues Second Division (often referred to as simply, USL-2) is a professional mens soccer league in North America, part of the United Soccer Leagues (USL) league pyramid. ...

Transportation

Union Station in c. 1910
Union Station in c. 1910

The city is served by Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, one of the fastest-growing airports in the nation, and fourth largest in New England. It is the secondary airport serving Boston, Massachusetts. Image File history File links Union_Station,_Manchester,_NH.jpg‎ Summary Union Station, Manchester, NH; from a c. ... Image File history File links Union_Station,_Manchester,_NH.jpg‎ Summary Union Station, Manchester, NH; from a c. ... FAA diagram of Manchester Airport Manchester Airport (IATA: MHT, ICAO: KMHT) is a public airport located in 3 miles (5 km) south of Manchester, on the county line of Hillsborough County and Rockingham Counties, New Hampshire, USA. The airport lies in two towns: Manchester, and Londonderry, New Hampshire. ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Government  - Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area  - City  89. ...


Interstates 93 and 293 and US Highway 3 connect the area to Concord and the White Mountains to the north and Nashua and Boston to the south. NH 101 is a four-lane freeway eastbound from Manchester to Hampton, connecting the city with the southeastern part of the state and the seacoast, as well as Maine and Massachusetts' North Shore via Interstate 95. West of Manchester, NH 101 is a two lane highway serving as the main route to Keene and the Monadnock region. Interstate Highways in the lower 48 states. ... This Interstate Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject U.S. Interstate Highways. ... Interstate 293 (abbreviated I-293) is an 11-mile long loop surrounding Manchester, New Hampshire, USA in the rough shape of two sides of a right triangle. ... U.S. Route 3 is a north-south United States highway that runs from its southern terminus in Cambridge, MA (the official end according to AASHTO is at US 20 across the Charles River in Boston, though current signs indicate a terminus in Cambridge at Route 2A/3) through New... Location in Merrimack County, New Hampshire Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Merrimack County Incorporated 1733  - City Manager Thomas J. Aspell, Jr. ... Looking south on the Franconia Ridge Trail. ... Nickname: Gate City Location in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Hillsborough Incorporated 1746 Government  - Mayor Bernard A. Streeter Area  - City  31. ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Government  - Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area  - City  89. ... Route 101 near Route 12 in Keene, New Hampshire JUNCTION MILE MARKER NH-9 /NH-10 /NH-12 NH-10 /NH-12 NH-10 NH-12 NH-124 NH-137 US-202 US-202 /NH-123 NH-123 NH-45 Image:NHroute45. ... ÂċĄ Hampton is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 14,937. ... Official language(s) None (English de facto; French is also an administrative language) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... The North Shore is a region north of Boston, consisting chiefly of urban suburban communities of Essex County along Massachusetts Bay. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 95 Interstate 95 (abbreviated I-95) is a well-known, important, and heavily traveled highway in the United States Interstate Highway System. ... Nickname: Elm City Location in Cheshire County, New Hampshire Coordinates: Country United States State New Hampshire County Cheshire Settled 1736 Incorporated 1753 (town) Incorporated 1874 (city) Government  - Mayor Michael E.J. Blastos  - City Council Charles H. Redfern Angelo D. DiBernardo, Jr. ... Mount Monadnock, or Grand Monadnock, is a 3,165 foot (965 m) peak in southwestern New Hampshire that has drawn attention for years by its relative isolation from other mountains. ...


Public transportation is provided by the Manchester Transit Authority, which runs several bus routes throughout the city and surrounding areas. The Manchester Transit Authority, or MTA, is a public transportation provider in Manchester, New Hampshire. ...


Concord Trailways runs commuter services to Boston and other parts of the state. Vermont Transit Lines (affiliated with Greyhound) has lines to Montreal. Vermont Transit Lines (VTL) is a bus company serving New England. ... This article needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ...


With the planned expansion of Interstate 93 to eight lanes from Salem to Manchester, space will be reserved in the median for potential future commuter rail service along this corridor.[3] This Interstate Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject U.S. Interstate Highways. ... Salem is a town located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. ...


Economy

Amoskeag Bank in 1913

Manchester is northern New England's largest city, and its metropolitan area is the fastest growing in New England. On top of this, Manchester is one of New England's best places for finding a job. Its economy has changed greatly, as Manchester was a textile mill town just about 20 years ago. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 378 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (384 × 608 pixel, file size: 62 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Amoskeag Bank Building, Manchester, NH; from a 1913 postcard. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 378 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (384 × 608 pixel, file size: 62 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Amoskeag Bank Building, Manchester, NH; from a 1913 postcard. ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ...


Downtown

Manchester has a thriving downtown area, with more restaurants and stores being established all the time.


City Hall Plaza, northern New England's tallest building, is located in downtown Manchester. Other notable downtown buildings include the New Hampshire headquarters of Citizens Bank and Bank of America. Citizens Financial Group, Inc. ... See also Banc of America Securities, Banc of America Investment Services, Inc. ...


The Verizon Wireless Arena has become the centerpiece of downtown Manchester. It is a 10,000 seat arena for concerts and sporting events. The Verizon is also home to the Manchester Monarchs, the local AHL affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings. The Merchantsauto.com Stadium (formerly Fisher Cats Park) is a baseball park located on the Merrimack River in downtown Manchester and is home to the local AA baseball affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. The Verizon Wireless Arena is an indoor events arena in Manchester, New Hampshire, and seats over 10,000 for hockey and over 11,000 for basketball and concerts. ... The Manchester Monarchs are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is regarded as the top professional hockey league in North America outside the National Hockey League (NHL) for which it serves as the primary developmental circuit. ... The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California, USA. They play in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Merchantsauto. ... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) f. ... The New Hampshire Fisher Cats are a minor league baseball team based in Manchester, New Hampshire. ...

The Red Arrow, one of the top 10 diners in the United States[citation needed], is located downtown. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Recent years have seen an influx of downtown residents buying the historic row houses originally built for Amoskeag Mill workers. Rents spiked as a result, but have largely levelled out in recent years.


Shopping

Manchester has two main retail-oriented areas, downtown Manchester and South Willow Street. The Mall of New Hampshire is located on South Willow Street, and has more than 125 stores. Mall of New Hampshire is a shopping mall on the southern fringe of Manchester, New Hampshire. ...


In recent years there has been increasing redevelopment of the historic Amoskeag Millyard, with many retail stores now located there along both Commercial and Bedford Streets. There are a variety of stores and restaurants to visit.


Trivia

Gen. Stark House in 1906
Gen. Stark House in 1906
  • According to a previous edition of the Guinness Book of World Records, Manchester's main street (Elm Street) was reported as the only main street in the United States with two dead-ends.[citation needed]
  • The city is the hometown of fictional President Jed Bartlet and his family on the American television series, The West Wing.
  • "The Amoskeag Manufacturing Company and Manchester, New Hampshire, the city it had planned and developed starting in 1837, were products of the new industrial order launched in New England by a closely knit group of Boston-based entrepreneurs. The newly created town, strategically located by the Amoskeag Falls on the Merrimack River, was deliberately named after Manchester, England, already famous as the world's largest textile city." --Tamara K. Hareven, Amoskeag: Life and Work in an American Factory City
  • Manchester is the hometown of comedian Adam Sandler, race car driver Jamie Aube, and Rock Star: Supernova contestant Josh Logan. It was home to General John Stark; Rene Gagnon, a US Marine who helped raise the flag over Iwo Jima; and the birthplace of Grace Metalious, author of Peyton Place.
  • Segway and iBOT inventor Dean Kamen's company, DEKA, is based in Manchester.
  • An alternate nickname for the city is ManchVegas, a name that has become widely used in recent years.

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (880x499, 112 KB) Summary General John Stark House, Manchester, NH; from a 1906 postcard. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (880x499, 112 KB) Summary General John Stark House, Manchester, NH; from a 1906 postcard. ... The President of the United States of America is the head of state and head of government of the United States. ... ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... The West Wing redirects here. ... Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American comedian, producer, and musician. ... Jamie Aube (born in Manchester, New Hampshire) is a race car driver. ... Josh Logan (born May 6, 1992) lives in Blenheim, New Zealand. ... General John Stark John Stark (August 28, 1728 - May 8, 1822) was a general who served in the American Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. ... Rene Arthur Gagnon (March 7, 1925 – October 12, 1979) was one of the U.S. Marines immortalized by Joe Rosenthals famous World War II photograph Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima. ... United States Marine Corps Emblem The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is the second smallest of the five branches of the United States armed forces, with 170,000 active and 40,000 reserve Marines as of 2002. ... For other uses, see Iwo Jima (disambiguation). ... Grace Metalious (1924 - 1964) was an American author, best known for the controversial novel Peyton Place. ... Peyton Place is a 1956 novel by Grace Metalious. ... Inventor Dean Kamen demonstrates the Segway HT at the U.S. Department of Commerce on February 14, 2002. ... The iBOT is a variety of powered wheelchair, developed by Dean Kamen in a partnership between DEKA and Johnson and Johnsons Independence Technology division. ... Dean Kamen on one of his inventions, the Segway PT. President Clinton and Kamen in the White House, Kamen riding his innovative invention, the iBOT Mobility System. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... ManchVegas logo as seen on t-shirts. ...

Sister Cities

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nickname: Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates: Country United States State Tennessee Counties Davidson County Founded: 1779 Incorporated: 1806 Government  - Mayor Bill Purcell (D) Area  - City  526. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Neustadt an der Weinstraße, otherwise known as Neustadt a. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel_(bordered). ...

See also

This is a list of Mayors of Manchester, New Hampshire. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ...

References

  • Manchester: A Brief record of its Past and a Picture of its Present (1876) 598pponline
  1. ^ "2005 Population Estimates of New Hampshire Cities and Towns", NH Office of Energy and Planning, July 2006
  2. ^ "Population in Combined New England City and Town Areas (CNECTAs) and Their Component NECTAs in Alphabetical Order and Numerical and Percent Change: 1990 and 2000", U.S. Census Bureau, December 2003
  3. ^ http://www.rebuildingi93.com/content/faq/

External links

  • Manchester, NH Official Website
  • Manchester (New Hampshire) travel guide from Wikitravel
  • Manchester School District Official Website
  • Manchester Historic Association
  • Manchester City Library
  • New Hampshire Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau Profile
  • Maps and aerial photos Coordinates: 42.986284° -71.45156°
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