There is actually a nonprofit group whose goal is to rename Manchaca Rd, affectionately known to its South Austin residents as ”Man-Chack,” to Menchaca Road, after Jose Antonio Menchaca who fought in the Texas Revolution because, well, the current name is basically a typo.
Named after a mill and its owner, Thomas Anderson, who lived in the vicinity in the 1850s. Well, that was literal.
These days, Manor is, well, a small city. Named Manor. But back in the 1830s, it was a large area of fertile soil that was attracting farmers like James Manor. The towns of Webberville and Manor were rivals when it came time for the railroads to determine where to lay tracks. A lifelong friend of Sam Houston, James Manor offered up his own land and helped grow Manor into a bustling trade center.