Manchester is the most developed region in Meriwether County and the most populous city in the region. The beautiful city is located 65 miles southwest of Atlanta and 35 miles North of Georgia's second largest city, Columbus.
Downtown Manchester offers a traditional Southern Main Street with shops, restaurants and a beautifully restored public arts space, the President Theatre.
Many visitors to Manchester enjoy the city's location on one of the busiest rail lines in Georgia. A railfan platform in downtown allows visitors to watch passing trains while hearing the communication of train officials through a broadcast system.