Manchester, Alabama

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Manchester, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Manchester, Alabama is located in Alabama
Manchester, Alabama
Manchester, Alabama
Manchester, Alabama is located in the US
Manchester, Alabama
Manchester, Alabama
Coordinates: 33°54′23″N 87°18′05″W / 33.90639°N 87.30139°W / 33.90639; -87.30139Coordinates: 33°54′23″N 87°18′05″W / 33.90639°N 87.30139°W / 33.90639; -87.30139
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyWalker
Elevation463 ft (141 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total91
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)205
GNIS feature ID160027[1]

Manchester is an unincorporated community in Walker County, Alabama, United States. Manchester is located along Alabama State Route 195, 6.1 miles (9.8 km) north-northeast of Jasper.

History[edit]

Manchester was founded as a lumber center.[2] The Manchester Lumber Company owned a large amount of the surrounding timber land and built a school and Baptist church for the community.[3][self-published source] Much of the lumber produced in Manchester was used to make flatboats, which were used to transport coal.[4] For a short time, the Manchester Coal Company mined coal in the area.[5]

A post office operated under the name Manchester from 1907 to 1957.[6]

In popular culture[edit]

Manchester is listed as the hometown of the comic book superhero Impulse.[7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Manchester". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 90. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Pat Morrison (2004). Walker County, Alabama. Arcadia Publishing. p. 48. ISBN 978-0-7385-1690-5.
  5. ^ Coal Age. McGraw-Hill. 1921. p. 652.
  6. ^ "Walker County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  7. ^ Vibber, Kelson. "Cities of the Flash". Retrieved 30 November 2015.