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Winston County Alabama
Named in honor of John A. Winston, a Governor of Alabama. Its county seat is Double Springs.
Winston County was established under the name "Hancock County" on February 12, 1850. It was originally named for John Hancock, Governor of Massachusetts and famous signer of the American Declaration of Independence, with its county seat at Houston. On January 22, 1858, the county was renamed Winston County to honor Alabama Gov. John A. Winston. During the American Civil War, the county refused to join the Confederacy and declared itself the Republic of Winston. Today it is popularly and colloquially known as "the Free State of Winston". The county seat was moved to Double Springs in 1883 so it would be near the center of the county, as Cullman was created from the eastern portion of Winston.
Winston County Courthouse (1995) Calvin Beale [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
CITIES, TOWNS, AND POPULATED PLACES
* Addison * Arley * Double Springs * Lynn * Natural Bridge *
* Nauvoo (partly in Walker County) * Haleyville (partly in Marion County) *
* Boar Tush * Delmar * Glen Mary * Houston * Posey Field *
* Batts Nest * Booger Tree * Corinth *
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- Website Updates:Apr 2016: County Records: 1907 County OfficersFeb 2016: Gravestone of Guy Cox - Submitted by Carolyn Cox WhalenJan 2016: County Records: 1931 County OfficersOct 2015: County Records: 1913 County OfficersJul 2015: 1939 Confederate PensionersMay 2015: Redecorated site and now all pages are mobile friendlyJan 2015: WWI Draft Registration Cards:JACK, JACKSON, JACOBS, JAMES, JENKINS, JEAN, JOHNS, JOHNSON
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