The Hallsville neighborhood is located near the geographic center of Manchester, to the east of Downtown. Hallsville is bordered by Laurel Street to the north, Woodland Avenue to the east, the Rockingham Trail to the South, and Wilson Street to the west.
The Hallsville neighborhood was named for Joseph B. Hall, a large real estate owner in that vicinity. This neighborhood was built on land purchased from the Amoskeag Company. Hallsville is a densely populated neighborhood that includes the “Hollow” and is home to the Elliot Health System. Established in 1890 through a bequest made by Mary Elizabeth Elliot, in memory of her husband, Dr. John Seaver Elliot, Elliot Hospital was the first “general” hospital in New Hampshire. This neighborhood also includes an area once known as “Pigsville” because of the volume of pigs that rooted in the scrub cover.
SOURCE: Manchester Historic Association