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Manchester
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Main Street, Manchester
Location of Manchester, Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Washtenaw
Area
 • Total 2.24 sq mi (5.80 km2)
 • Land 2.12 sq mi (5.49 km2)
 • Water 0.12 sq mi (0.31 km2)
Elevation 899 ft (274 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,091
 • Estimate (2012) 2,110
 • Density 986.3/sq mi (380.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48158
Area code(s) 734
FIPS code 26-50660
GNIS feature ID 0631375
Website vil-manchester.org
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  • Full Service Packing - All items in your home are packed by our trustworthy household movers using the most up-to-date packing methods and materials in the industry.
  • Fragile Packing - You define your breakable or high-value items such as dishes, glassware, artwork, fragile furniture, mirrors, etc. and we will professionally pack them with care, while you pack all of your other belongings.
  • Do It Yourself Packing - Rose can provide boxes and materials to make your job as easy as possible.
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  • Loading - Each of your belongings is labeled, inventoried and loaded in a systematic process. Additionally, all upholstered furniture is wrapped in stretch wrap, a strong, clear plastic that completely covers the furniture, protecting it from dirt and damage.
  • Transportation - All of our trailers are equipped with air-ride suspension systems to ensure the contents travel in the safest manner possible. All trucks are driven by professional household movers with the best training in the industry.
  • Unloading - Upon arrival, all items are inventoried as they are unloaded. When unloading, furniture, boxes and other belongings are placed in the rooms you designate. Assembly of beds, bookcases and other furniture is available upon request. Additionally, our household movers will protect your new home by using several types of floor runners to prevent stains or scratches on carpet and wood flooring.
Manchester MI 48158
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We have used Rose Moving twice now. Once to move our entire home across country, and then a second time to move the rest of our items from storage. Both experiences were great. Jim was friendly and helpful in quoting the jobs and always answered any questions promptly. The movers handling the jobs were all professional and courteous and they took great care with all of our property. I would definitely recommend Rose Moving!
May 11, 2017
Great experience.
Overall great experience. I needed to move to another state.  The time period was somewhat short.  I interviewed 3 carriers and chose Rose Moving.  The initial quote did not change, instead I received a refund. Beverly was my coordinator.  She was great. She kept me abreast of all that was happening.  The loaders arrived on time and were efficient and professional. The driver maintained contact from the road and arrived on time at my destination.  The off-loaders he used were so great that I plan to use them in a couple of months for my local move.
February 19, 2015
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Great team! I would definitely use Rose Moving again in the future.
I used Rose moving 22-27 April 2013 to relocate from MI to SC.  The company worked with me and my situation.  We had household goods in a condo and a storage unit.  Everything went great and everyone was on time.  They accommodated extra requests.  The driver and his team were great to work with, friendly and professional.  The guys worked very hard packing and unloading.  Mr. Stafford was also great to work with, professional and true to his word.  Would definitely use them in the future.
June 24, 2013
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Manchester (Get Moving Quote for Manchester, MI) is a village in Washtenaw County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 2,091 at the 2010 census. The village is located within Manchester (Manchester, MI Moving Company).

Chicago Road

In 1824 the United States Congress passed the General Survey Act, intended to create and maintain military roads through what was then the west of the country. One third of the funds allocated went to build a road between the strategic army posts of Detroit and Fort Dearborn (Dearborn, MI Relocation), at the little town of Chicago. Known as the Chicago Road, it followed the old Sauk Trail and opened the entire area for settlement.

Also in 1824, the land around today's Manchester (Get Move Estimate for Manchester, MI) was surveyed by John Mack, who noted it as being "a good mill seat." John Gilbert, who had recently completed work on sections of the Erie Canal, agreed with John Mack, and on May 10, 1826 he purchased 80 acres (32 ha) of land along the Raisin River at that location.

Early village history

Originally from upstate New York, John Gilbert resettled to Ypsilanti, Michigan, in 1831. In 1832, he decided to turn his attention to the extensive land tracts he held in the area. He commissioned the construction of a grist mill along the Raisin River upon the land he had purchased in 1826. The original plat of the village of Manchester (Get Moves Cost for Manchester, MI) was prepared by surveyor Hiram Burnham and dated 1833, but was not formally filed until March 25, 1835. The location was chosen to take advantage of water power from the river and named after Manchester (Get Movers Cost for Manchester, MI), New York.

Soulesville

In 1833, James Soule purchased a large tract of land about 1-mile (1.6 km) downstream from Manchester (Get Moving Prices for Manchester, MI). He built a small settlement he named Soulesville. Though the two settlements initially competed against each other, on March 16, 1867, both settlements were incorporated into the village of Manchester (Get Move Quote for Manchester, MI). The Manchester (Get Move Prices for Manchester, MI) Village Office and Manchester (Get Relocation Cost for Manchester, MI) Public Library are located on the site of the former settlement.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.24 square miles (5.80 km2), of which, 2.12 square miles (5.49 km2) of it is land and 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2) is water.

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,091 people, 938 households, and 570 families residing in the village. The population density was 986.3 inhabitants per square mile (380.8 /km2). There were 1,029 housing units at an average density of 485.4 per square mile (187.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.2% White, 0.3% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 938 households of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.2% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.85.

The median age in the village was 41.3 years. 23.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.8% were from 25 to 44; 29.1% were from 45 to 64; and 15.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 46.9% male and 53.1% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,160 people, 900 households, and 584 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,201.8 per square mile (463.3/km²). There were 949 housing units at an average density of 528.0 per square mile (203.6/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.24% White, 0.37% African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.42% from other races, and 0.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino residents of any race were 1.48% of the population.

There were 900 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 89.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $46,974, and the median income for a family was $56,875. Males had a median income of $43,438 versus $27,396 for females. The per capita income for the village was $24,113. About 4.3% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.

Arts and culture

The annual Manchester (Get Relocation Estimate for Manchester, MI) Chicken Broil serves approximately 12,000 broiled chicken meals over a four-hour span; it celebrated its 57th anniversary in 2010.

The Manchester (Get Relocation Estimate for Manchester, MI) Area Historical Society publishes an annual calendar and a web site with articles on the early days of Manchester (Get Moving Cost for Manchester, MI).

More information

Aerial view of Manchester (Get Moving Estimate for Manchester, MI)

The Manchester (Get Moving Quote for Manchester, MI) public school mascot is the Flying Dutchman; the school colors are maroon and gold.

During the mid to late 1880s, Manchester (Get Moving Quote for Manchester, MI) was the home of Michigan Lutheran Seminary.

Weekly events and historical information are regularly published in the Manchester (Get Move Prices for Manchester, MI) Enterprise (founded 1867), Manchester (Get Moving Prices for Manchester, MI)'s oldest and only newspaper.

Location scouts have taken advantage of Manchester (Get Moves Estimate for Manchester, MI)'s "old town" feeling. The Carrier (1988) was filmed in Manchester (Get Movers Cost for Manchester, MI), as was Flipped (2010).

Famous residents

  • Nick Davis, former NFL wide receiver, born in Manchester (Get Moves Cost for Manchester, MI) and played football for Manchester (Get Moving Cost for Manchester, MI) High School
  • Cub Koda, lead singer of Brownsville Station, best known for the 1973 hit song "Smokin' in the Boys Room", which was later covered by Mötley Crüe, graduated from Manchester (Get Movers Prices for Manchester, MI) High School
  • John Swainson, the 42nd Governor of the State of Michigan (1961–1963) as well as Justice of the Michigan State Supreme Court (1971–1975), resided in Manchester from the mid-1970s until his death in 1994. He lived on a country road in Bridgewater (Bridgewater, Michigan Moving Companies) just east of the Village, in a large home that he nicknamed "The Hustings" (see husting). He was well known in the community and many were honored to call him friend. He could be found most mornings at the Village Bakery, sitting at a table with the men of the community, discussing both national and state politics as well as village matters. He was also very active in the Manchester Historical Society.

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