|Elevation||463 ft (141 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||160027|
Manchester was founded as a lumber center. The Manchester Lumber Company owned a large amount of the surrounding timber land and built a school and Baptist church for the community.[self-published source] Much of the lumber produced in Manchester was used to make flatboats, which were used to transport coal. For a short time, the Manchester Coal Company mined coal in the area.
A post office operated under the name Manchester from 1907 to 1957.
In popular culture
- "Manchester". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 90. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X.
- Robin Sterling. People and Things from the Walker County, Alabama Jasper Mountain Eagle (1906 - 1909). Lulu.com. p. 339. ISBN 978-1-329-59125-7.
- Pat Morrison (2004). Walker County, Alabama. Arcadia Publishing. p. 48. ISBN 978-0-7385-1690-5.
- Coal Age. McGraw-Hill. 1921. p. 652.
- "Walker County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
- Vibber, Kelson. "Cities of the Flash". Retrieved 30 November 2015.
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