Introduction to Manchester, Connecticut
Manchester, Connecticut, in Hartford county, is 85 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Hartford metropolitan area with. Manchester has a population of approximately 54,740.
Colonists settled in Manchester in the 1670s. At that time, it was primarily a farming community. The community was named after the English city of Manchester. The presence of numerous brooks and rivers in this region provided the necessary resources for lumber, paper, and textile industriesto flourish. Manchester thusly grew into an industrial town. It was initially incorporated as a part of East Hartford in 1783. It was later incorporated as a separate town in 1823. The world's largest silk mill was established here in 1838.
Manchester and nearby Attractions
- Old Manchester Museum
- Cheney Homestead
- Connecticut Firemen's Historical Society
- Laurel Lake
- Northview Ski Slope
- Charter Oak Park
Things To Do In Manchester
While in Manchester, one can visit one of many historical sites and museums like the Old Manchester Museum, the Lutz Children's Museum, the Connecticut Firemen's Historical Society and the Cheney Homestead.
Hartford-Brainard Airport provides air transportation facilities.
Manchester Higher Education
Opportunities for higher education are offered by Manchester Community College. Other institutes nearby include Trinity College'and the University of Hartford.