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Manchester Township, Bennington County
January 2003

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Official/Political Status

Village


Cities, Towns, Villages, Hamlets within this Township

Barnumville, Manchester, Manchester Center, Manchester Depot


Town Clerk

Linda L. Spence
P.O. Box 830
Manchester Center, VT 05255
Ph: 362-1315
Fax: 362-1315
E-mail: manclerk@sover.net


Web Site

Manchester: http://www.manchestervermont.net/

American Local History Network: no info
US GenWeb: http://www.rootsweb.com/~vtbennin/zman.html
Vermont Gateway: http://www.rootsweb.com/~vermont/BenningtonManchester.html
Vertual Vermont: http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/manchester.html
Vermont in the Civil War: http://www.vermontcivilwar.org/place/m/manchester.shtml


Population According to the U.S. Federal Census


Town
1791
1800
1810
1820
1830
1840
1850
1860
1870
1880
1890
Manchester
1,278
1,397
1,502
1,508
 1,525
 1,594
 1,782
 1,688
 1,897
 1,928
 1,907
Bennington Co.
12,051
 14,395
 15,459
 15,482
 16,899
 16,305
 17,922
 19,436
 21,325
 21,950
 20,448

 
Town
1900
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
Manchester
 1,955
 2,044
 2,057
 2,004
2,139
2,425
 2,470
 2,919
 3,261
 3,622
4,180
Bennington Co.
 21,705
21,378
21,577
21,655
22,286
24,115
25,088
29,282
33,345
35,845
36,994


Cemeteries & Years in Use

Dellwood: 1791-present
Factory Point: 1781-present
Lee-Logan-Malet: destroyed (plowed under)
Oreb Taylor Family: 1857-1870
Purdy Family: 1793-1808 (abandoned)
Roberts Family: 1849-1892
Seeker Family: unknown


Local Historical Societies, Libraries & Museums

Manchester Historical Society
P.O. Box 363
Manchester, VT 05254
802-362-3747
This small museum in the Mark Skinner Library contains an eclectic collection of local artifacts and photographs relating tolocal history and genealogy. There are monthly meetings with speakers on a variety of local historical subjects. The Society celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1997. Contact Person: Mary Bort, Curator Hours and Admission: by appointment.




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