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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 * Haleyville * Boar Tush * Delmar * Glen Mary * Houston * Posey Field *
* Batts Nest * Booger Tree * Corinth *
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Online Data BirthRecords Wills andProbate Records Website Updates:
Jun 2018: News: Advertisements: RODEN, WILLIAMS, BONDS, EZELL, HOWELL, HEFNER, COWARTMar 2018: Marriage News: ROBINSON, MOTES; Visiting News: REEVEN CURTIS, ESTES, BATES, WARD, HARRIS, MCCOLLUMN, HARRIS,Dec 2017: Crime News: RIDDLE, GRUBB; Visiting News: BOLTON, CANIDA, MOORE, CURTIS, BAILEY, GLOVER, STEELE, WILSON, GAINS, MAXWELL, BONDS, NEELY, DOWNSJul 2017: Visiting News: COWART, LANE, MCENTIRE, ADKINS, TEMPLETON, BROCK
Apr 2017: County Records: 1923 County Officers
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