The South End neighborhood is located north of the Lower South Willow/Airport neighborhood and south of Somerville. Its neighborhoods are bordered by Cilley Road to the north, Mammoth Road to the east, and Nutt Pond to the west.
Porterville sits within this area and was named after Dr. George Porter who once owned 300 acres of its land. This neighborhood is also home to Precourt Park adjancent to Nutts Pond which has been known by several names. In the 1800’s, it was also known as Swager’s Pond or Fort Pond but it came to be known as Nutts Pond shortly thereafter, affectionately named for a popular local circus performer, “Commodore” Nutt. At that time, the Nutt family farm lived near the pond. To learn more about the pond and its restoration success story, please visit the City of Manchester’s Urban Pond Restoration Program.
SOURCE: Manchester Historic Association