Manchester Cemetery is considered a despoiled cemetery. It is located near the intersection of Winnebago and Trask Bridge Roads about seven miles northwest of Rockford.
It was once a part of the long forgotten Manchester settlement that reached its peak in the mid 1800s. The Manchester settlement once was home to a blacksmith shop, a wagon shop, a local inn and a post office.
It is on Illinois State Comptroller Dan Hynes' list of cemeteries in dire need of restoration. It currently sits in the middle of a corn field. To assist in the historic preservation and rennovation project contact Roger McDougall, the supervisor for Burritt Township at 815-965-0779.
Two of the stones discovered are John McIntosh and Rev. W. Stillwell.