Manchester is a city in Meriwether and Talbot Counties in the U.S. state of Georgia, although primarily in Meriwether. The population was 4,230 at the 2010 census. CSX Transportation runs a railroad yard in Manchester.
Manchester was founded in 1907, when the Atlanta, Birmingham and Atlantic Railroad was extended to that point. The Georgia General Assembly incorporated Manchester as a city in 1909. The city was named after Manchester, in England.
In 2019, CSX Transportation demolished the historic Manchester Yard Office in order to make way for a new, larger, yard facilities building.
Manchester is in west central Georgia along Georgia State Route 85, which leads southwest 39 miles (63 km) to Columbus and northeast 10 miles (16 km) to Woodbury. Georgia 85 meets Georgia State Route 190 south of the city, which leads west 18 miles (29 km) to Pine Mountain. Georgia 85 also meets Georgia State Route 41 in the city, which leads southeast 7 miles (11 km) to Woodland and northwest 4 miles (6 km) to Warm Springs.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,769 people, 1,629 households, and 1,057 families residing in the city.