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Statistics & Facts

The Ohio state capital is Columbus.
The population of Manchester is approximately 2,043 (2000), 2023 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 882 (2000), 818 (2010).
The amount of land area in Manchester is 2.203 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Manchester is 2.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Manchester to Washington DC is 374 miles.
The distance to the Ohio state capital is 96 miles. (as the crow flies)
Manchester is positioned 38.69 degrees north of the equator and 83.60 degrees west of the prime meridian.
The city tree is the Bradford Pear.
The city bird is the Blue Heron.
The Manchester city color is Gold. Manchester per capita income is $ 13,535.
Manchester median income is $ 28,641.


on the Ohio River in southwestern Ohio. Nearby communities include: Maysville, Wrightsville and Bentonville. The village is across the river from Kentucky and is southeast of Cincinnati.
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History & History Related Items

Flatboats were used by the newcomers to this area. They came down the river using the rafts, which were about 40 feet long. When they came to a spot they wanted, they just came ashore, dismantled their raft and used the good hardwood planks to build their new homes. In 1790, one of these new settlers was Nathaniel Massie. He hoped to found a new colony and offered the first 25 people who joined him property in the new town plus acreage nearby. He found some "takers" and soon had 30 people join him. By March, 1791, there was a stockade built and the settlement was enclosed. Since he came from Manchester, England, he named his new settlement Manchester after his own home town. It was the fourth permanent settlement in the state.

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Spend Saturday in Manchester, First Saturday in May. Sidewalks sales at downtown merchants, community wide yard sales, entertainment, crafts and good food

Kinfolk's Landing Days - first weekend in August. Parades, rides, horse & car shows, live entertainment, crafts & lots of good food.

More information about Manchester.

Manchester Islands
on the Ohio River
Manchester, Ohio
There were three islands, but only two remain. Legend has it that often the Indians would disguise themselves as white men and ambush settlers who were traveling the Ohio River. The islands are now a National Wildlife Refuge under the supervision of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Massie Station Historical Marker
US 52 & Cemetery St
Manchester, Ohio
The settlement where Nathaniel Massie and his followers erected several cabins within a fort complete with blockhouses for defense against the Indians by 1791.
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The population of Manchester Village was:
1990 - 2,223
2000 - 2,043

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