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MANCHESTER. A city and the county-seat of Delaware County, Iowa, 46 miles west of Dubuque, on the Maquoketa River, and on the Illinois Central Railroad (Map: Iowa, F 2). It has a public library of about 3850 volumes, and, in the suburbs, a United States fish hatchery. The city is the commercial centre of the adjacent farming, stock-raising, and dairying country, and manufactures woolens, flour, carriages, brick and tile, fencing, etc. The industrial interests are promoted by good water power. Population, in 1890, 2344; in 1900, 2887.