Manchester is the Delaware County seat located on Iowa Highway 13 and 4-lane U.S. Highway 20, with a population over 5000. Manchester is often referred to as the “heart of the golden triangle”-that is, an equal distance between Cedar Rapids, Dubuque and Waterloo. Manchester filed for incorporation in 1866. Originally the community was called Burrington, however to avoid confusion with Burlington, the post office named the community Manchester.

Connected Iowa LogoManchester, located in an agricultural area, provides many opportunities. There are 15 industrial manufacturers in Manchester and an additional 15 in Delaware County providing employment to 2,190 people. Among the major industries are, lead acid batteries, dump bodies, aviation instrumentation, construction equipment attachments, truck equipment installation, and specialized trailers.

Connected Certified CommunityManchester is proud of the strong business and retail sector with an excellent variety of stores and services providing a complete shopping area. The public library has a children’s department, genealogy room, public computers with access to the Internet, the library also hosts the ICN. The community and surrounding area enjoys a Recreation Center, an aquatic center and an expansive baseball-softball complex. Other recreation is available through, golf courses, tennis courts, pickleball courts, whitewater park, bike & walking trails, movie theater, bowling and several beautiful parks.

Health care is provided at the Regional Medical Center with emergency medical treatment available including air flight. Long term nursing care and assisted living facilities are available. Educational needs are met through a private grade school (preschool-6th grade), public grade and high school, community college center. Many other colleges and trade schools are located within an hour drive. Visit our web site at

Library services are provided by the Manchester Public Library. The Library provides users with a number of wonderful services, including books, magazines and newspapers that can be loaned out for a day or several weeks. CD’s & DVD’s are also available on loan. The library has a children’s room with books, magazines, computers and computer games, and story hours for 3, 4 & 5 year olds.

In addition to the services mentioned above, the library has several computers available for public use, and these computers have access to the internet. There is also a Genealogical Room and a Microfilm Room for your use.


Monday – Thursday
9:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


300 N. Franklin Street
Manchester, Iowa 52057
Phone: 563-927-3719

Manchester Library

West Delaware

601 New Street
Manchester, Iowa
Phone: (563) 927-3515

Community Congregational United Church of Christ

205 E Howard, Manchester, IA
Phone: 563 927-4772

Cornerstone Community Church

18141 222th Street,  Manchester, IA
Phone: 563 927-2851

First Lutheran Church

313 E Fayette, Manchester
Phone: 563 927-3420

New Life Assembly of God

Our Savior Lutheran

114 Guetzko Ct., Manchester, IA
Phone: 563 927-4860

Presbyterian Church

312 E Butler, Manchester, IA
Phone: 563 927-3762

Blessed Trinity Cluster of Catholic Churches

119 W Fayette, Manchester, IA
Phone: 563 927-4710

United Methodist Church

413 E Butler, Manchester, IA
Phone: 563 927-3790

Manchester Aquatic Center

200 Stearns Drive

The aquatic center features a zero-depth entry with a diving board, drop slide, tube slide, flume slide, spray features, lily pad walk, sand playground, sand volleyball court and concession stand. It is located next to Tirrill Park.

  • American Red Cross – Learn to Swim Program, private swim lessons
  • Manchester Swim Team through the Manchester Swim Team Association
  • Beckman Baseball/Softball Complex
    Home field of the West Delaware Hawks varsity baseball team.          Approximately 700 youth participate in the Manchester Kids League ran through the Manchester Kids League Association during June and July.
  • Youth: Basketball League and Basketball Clinic, Swimming Lessons, Lifeguard, Water Safety Aid Courses, Volleyball,  Soccer and Flag Football
  • Adult: Co-ed Volleyball League, Women’s Volleyball League, Men’s Basketball League, Basketball Open Gym, Volleyball Open Gym, Dodgeball League.


  • Hart Ridge, 1647 195th St., Manchester 563 927-5494
  • Hart Ridge is a public 9 hole course with a practice range.
  • Pin Oak Pub and Links, 18175 222nd St., Manchester 563 927-4653

Pin Oak Pub and Links is a challenging 18 hole public golf course with watered fairways. A restaurant and pub with banquet facilities are available.

Manchester Fish Hatchery

22693 205th Ave
563 927-3276

The Manchester Trout Hatchery provides all the fingerling trout for Iowa’s trout program. Water is supplied by three springs and two wells. Approximately one-half million eggs are taken and fertilized each year to provide 300,000-400,000 catchable-sized trout for Iowa’s 30,000 trout anglers.
The Delaware County Fair is held annually on the second week in July at the fairgrounds located on E. Acers Street in Manchester. Enjoy a midway, evening entertainment, 4-H livestock show and exhibits and display booths include Master Gardeners and many other areas of interest.
Manchester City Parks
  • Shelter reservations made at City Hall, 208 E Main Street
  • Baum Park (Anderson Street)
  • Central Park (West Butler & E Union Streets)
  • Denton Park (West Main & 8th Street)
  • Shelley Park (South Franklin & West Marion)
  • Seibert Park (Quaker Mill Drive)
  • Tirrill Park (West Union)
  • Schram Park (Schram Drive)
  • Riverfront Park ( West Main)
  • White Water Park (West Main)
Senior Citizen Housing:
  • Apartments on West Marion Street- 927-
  • East Main – ECIA Regional Housing 800 942 4648
  • Countryside Village –  927-4411
News Media
  • KMCH 94.7 radio, 212 E. Main, Manchester. 563 927-6249
  • Weekly newspapers for Delaware County include:
  • Manchester Press, 109 E. Delaware, Manchester 563 927-2020
  • Edgewood Reminder, P.O. Box 458, Edgewood 563 928-6876
  • Delaware County Leader, P.O. Box 128, Hopkinton 563 926-2626


City Hall

208 E. Main
Phone: 563 927-3636
Hours: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday-Friday


Connie Behnken

Mayor pro-tem:

Mary Ann Poynor

City Manager:

Tim Vick

City Council:

Joseph Dittrick-1st Ward
Mary Ann Poynor-2nd Ward
Bill Scherbring-3rd Ward
Linda Schmitt-At Large
Bryan Gray-At Large

City Clerk/Treasurer:

Erin Learn

Council Meetings:

City council meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Monday’s of the month at 5:00 P.M.


Electric: Alliant Energy 800 822-4348
Gas: Black Hills Energy
Water & Sewer: City of Manchester 563 927-3636
Sanitation: Kluesner’s LLC 563 927-5977
Phone: Windstream
Cable: Mediacom
Internet: Midwest Communications 563 557-2400; Mediacom, Windstream and Comelec.