Manchester, New Hampshire

Manchester is located in the southern part and is the largest city in the U.S. State of New Hampshire. Manchester is rated as one of the best cities to live and launch a business in. It is also one of the most tax-friendly cities in the USA and one of the cheapest places to live in. Manchester is home to several educational institutions.

To See And To Do In Manchester

  • The Amoskeag Fishways Learning and Visitors Center
  • The Millyard Museum
  • The Palace Theatre
  • Derryfield Golf Course
  • Currier Art Museum
  • The See Science Center

History Of Manchester - Timeline

In 1718, a group of Scot-Irish settlers were the first to arrive in the area now known as Manchester. In 1722, John Goffe, a soldier from Boston, settled in the area and he built a dam and sawmill. In 1725, more European settlers began to arrive and most of the native tribes left the area.

In 1735, Major Ephraim Hildreth built a sawmill in Manchester. He and other soldiers had been granted a tract of land there.

In 1748, settlers built a fort at the outlet of what was later called Nutt's Pond. In 1752, the town was incorporated by the name of Derryfield. In 1793, Samuel Blodget decided to build a canal that boats safely could sail down the Merrimack River. In 1807, the canal was completed.

In 1809, the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, a textile manufacturer, was founded. In 1810 the town received its present name of Manchester.

In 1821, the first known murder in Manchester occurred. Daniel D. Farmer murdered a woman by striking her on the head. He was found guilty and sentenced to be hung. In 1831, a post office was established.

In 1839, the first newspaper was printed in Manchester, The Amoskeag Representative was established. In 1840, the First Baptist Church was built and the Granite bridge was built.

In 1841, the city created the Valley Street Cemetery. Also in 1841, a town hall was completed, but in 1844, a fire destroyed the town hall. In 1844, the Antheum was established and it became a free public library for all of Manchester's citizens in 1854.

In 1845, the City Hall was built and the Manchester Bank opened. In 1846, Manchester was incorporated as a city. In 1860, Mr. Abraham Lincoln visited the city.

In 1877, the first horse-drawn public streetcar runs in the city. In 1890, the Elliot Hospital opened. In 1897, the Weston Observatory was built. In 1906, the first electric streetcar was in use.

In 1915, the Palace Theatre opened. In 1927, the development of Manchester airport began. In 2001, the Verizon Wireless Arena opened.