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Manchester, Alabama
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Alabama
County Walker
Elevation 463 ft (141 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 205
GNIS feature ID 160027

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

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

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

In popular culture

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

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