Manchester, Alabama facts for kids
|Elevation||463 ft (141 m)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||160027|
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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