Rich in history and popular with transplants, Manchester is a small town in northeast Carroll County where old and new collide. It is located on the bustling MD RT30-a trucking and commuter route connecting Hanover, Pennsylvania and Baltimore County, Maryland. The Town of Manchester stands at an intersection of what were once two important Indian trails, one part of the trail connected the Potomac and Susquehanna rivers and the other ran from Hanover to Baltimore. The latter trail was laid out in 1737 as the first public road in what is now Carroll Co. by Robert Owings. Circa 1750 about 70 Susquehannock Indians lived within a mile of Manchester. On the hill just south of the former William Hossler farm, it is reported to have been an Indian look-out post. Also, Chief Macanappys wigwam was in the woods just above the first farm on the left of the northern side of town. Manchester is an old town, but it is a town on the move. People from Manchester show a remarkable tendency to return, no matter how far they might stray during life. Under our graceful and mighty oak tree some things never change, courting under its branches and God who is worshiped in the churches within the shadows of its branches is the same yesterday, today and forever.