Historic Salt Works.
Manchester’s specific location was established due to the presence of many salt springs. Daniel Boone offered a plan to reroute the Wildnerness Road to pass by the headwaters of Goose Creek. The production of salt led to Manchester becoming a major trade center. During the Civil War and thereafter, the salt works became a point of contention and led to long-term feuds and skirmishes.
The Baker-White feud seems to have started in the 1820s and continued in one form or another until 1932. There are numerous accounts of how the it actually started but whatever the cause, the feud claimed roughly 150 lives. According to many, it was the deadliest such struggle east of the Mississippi.