Manchester is a city located in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. Manchester lies along the Merrimack River, which in turn divides the city into eastern and western sections. It is the largest city in all of New Hampshire and the largest city in Northern New England. As of the 2013 census, Manchester, NH has a population of 110,378.
When settled in 1722, Manchester was first named Harry's Old Town and continued to change until 1810. In 1807, a man named Samuel Blodget opened a canal system, which he believed would create a successful industrial center. He referred to this as "the Manchester of America," like Manchester in England, which was the first industrialized city. BY 1810, the area was officially renamed Manchester.