GreenerPasture.com
FREE genealogy since 1999 - History belongs to all of us!
Get Started Sign In
Menu Menu
Search Search
Family Tree Family Tree
Daily News Daily News
Bookmarks Bookmarks
Not on this site Don't end up on this site as someone's ancestor!
Add YOUR Ancestor To This Page

Manchester, Connecticut, USA

People, Pictures and News From the Past

Where is Manchester, Connecticut, USA? 

Manchester, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Manchester was settled by colonists around 1672 as a farming community. The many rivers and brooks provided power for paper, lumber and textile industries, and the town quickly evolved into an industrial center. The town of Hartford once included the land now occupied by the towns of Manchester, East Hartford, and West Hartford. In 1783, East Hartford became a separate town, which included Manchester in its city limits until 1823.

In 1838, the Cheney family started what became the world's largest silk mill. Eventually, Manchester became an ideal industrial community. The mills, houses of the owners, and homes of the workers are now part of the Cheney Brothers Historic District, a National Historic Landmark.

Also of note are the E.E. Hilliard Company Woolen Mills. Founded ca. 1780 by Aaron Buckland and later sold to the Hilliard family. The Hilliard Mills are the oldest woolen mill site in the country.wikipedia



Manchester, Connecticut, USA - Municipal Building and Center Congregational Church, Manchester, Conn.
Manchester, Connecticut, USA

Municipal Building and Center Congregational Church, Manchester, Conn.
Manchester, Connecticut, USA - S. O. Manchester, Conn. Ruins of Old Glass Works Built in 1783
Manchester, Connecticut, USA

S. O. Manchester, Conn. Ruins of Old Glass Works Built in 1783
Manchester, Connecticut, USA - Manchester Memorial Hospital
Manchester, Connecticut, USA

Manchester Memorial Hospital

History / News

Add History/News

[Hide/Show]

News  1878 - Guided by a Spirit
In a paper mill in Manchester, Connecticut, is in use an improved machine, in building which the...Read MORE...

News  1883 - Eels Stop Paper
The machinery in a paper mill at Manchester, Connecticut, was stopped by four large eels blocking...Read MORE...

News  1888 - A BAD RAILROAD ACCIDENT. BOTH THE ENGINEER AND FIREMAN KILLED BY AN EXPLOSION.
Hartford, Conn., March 28. - There was a bad accident on the New York and New England Railroad...Read MORE...

News  1894 - Intelligent Puss
A young woman bookkeeper employed in an office at South Manchester, Connecticut, has been in the...Read MORE...

Manchester, CT History in Old Postcards


Manchester, CT History in Old Postcards (www.youtube.com)
1906
Manchester, a post-village and township (town) of Hartford co., Conn., on the Hockanum River, 9...Read MORE...

News  1910 - Pullet In Manchester, Conn., Has Record of Laying on 37 Consecutive Days.
Hartford, Conn., Dec. 1 - With all previous Connecticut records smashed beyond recognition, the...Read MORE...

News  1913 - 1,600 PUPILS ESCAPE FIRE.
Manchester, Conn. - Sixteen hundred school children were endangered when fire broke out in the Pine ...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here

We currently have information about ancestors who were born in Manchester, Connecticut, USA.
View Them Now (sorted by last name) View Them Now (sorted by year of birth)

Ancestors Who Died Here

We currently have information about ancestors who died in Manchester, Connecticut, USA.
View Them Now (sorted by last name) View Them Now (sorted by year of death)

Ancestors Who Were Married Here

We currently have information about ancestors who were married in Manchester, Connecticut, USA.  View Them Now

Cemeteries in Manchester, Connecticut, USA

Are you from Manchester, Connecticut, USA? Do you have ancestors from there?

If you'd like to be contacted by others who have ancestors from Manchester, Connecticut, USA, leave a message here!
The comments you read here belong only to the person who posted them. We reserve the right to remove off-topic and inappropriate comments.