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In 1740, Michael Danner purchased a large tract of land within the present limits of Manheim and adjoining townships. In 1747, the township boundaries were established. Once the boundaries for the area were set, Danner requested of the Lancaster Court that it be named "Manheim" after the historic old town of Manheim on the Rhine.

Manheim Township was first established as an agricultural area and has retained this character even today. In the early years of farming much of the land was cleared of timber, and crops of wheat, barley, and corn were planted. The soil eventually became poor until only buckwheat could be harvested in abundance.

Manheim Township developed around the villages of Marburg and Black Rock, located very close to the Maryland line. Today, many new developments and communities have been built in this area, though it is still very much a rural area.

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