Manchester | Tennessee Vacation

The history of Manchester can be traced back over 2,000 years to the ancient Native American tribes who lived near present-day Old Stone Fort, but the actual town dates back to 1836, when Coffee County (named for John Coffee, pictured) was formed and Manchester was designated as its seat. It was named after the industrial city of Mancester, England, a reflection of the hope that it would become an industrial city thanks to its location near the Little Duck and Duck Rivers. Today, it is best known for Bonnaroo, the annual festival, which brings tens of thousands of music lovers, international stars and a big media presence to this small town each June.


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