Manchester, New Hampshire, a city in Hillsborough County. It is on the Merrimack River in the south-central part of the state. Manchester is the state's largest city and a leading industrial center. Products include electrical and electronic equipment, leather goods, fabricated metal items, and processed foods.
Manchester is the site of St. Anselm College, New Hampshire College, and the Currier Gallery of Art. The home of General John Stark, who was prominent in the Revolutionary War, has been preserved.
Settlers came in 1722. The town of Derry-field, incorporated here in 1751, was renamed for Manchester, England, in 1810. Some of the country's main cotton textile mills prospered here throughout the 1800's. The closing of the largest mill in 1935 was a serious blow to the economy, from which the city did not recover for years.