Manchester is a city in Clay County, Kentucky, United States. The city's population was 1,738 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Clay County. It is also home to Federal Correctional Institution, Manchester.
Manchester is located at 37°9′10″N 83°45′48″W / 37.15278°N 83.76333°W / 37.15278; -83.76333 (37.152818, -83.763403).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²), all of it land.