North Manchester is a town in Chester Township, Wabash County, Indiana, United States. Peter Ogan, acting as the towns founder filed for recording the 'Original Plat of Manchester' on February 13, 1846. The population was 6,260 as of the 2000 census. In the early 20th century, automobiles were made here by the DeWitt Motor Company. On February 1, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. gave a speech at Manchester College. It was the last time he spoke at a college campus. Robert F. Kennedy also visited Manchester College during his 1968 presidential campaign. Other international visitors during that same decade include Duke Ellington, Buckminster Fuller, Ralph Nader, and Ramsey Lewis (whose concert was cut short by a bomb scare).