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Winston County Alabama

Genealogy and History

 
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My name is Veneta McKinney and I will be your Winston County host. Unfortunately I am not from Winston County - I am from the Marion/ Lamar area. If you have a love of Winston County history and would like to host this site, please let me know and I can turn it over to you.
 
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We are sorry that we don't have time to perform personal research.
Any data we come across for this county, will be placed on this site.
 
 
Winston County Courthouse, Double Springs, Alabama
Courtesy of USDA Gov. Photo by Calvin Beale
 

Brief History:
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.

CITIES/TOWNS/TOWNSHIPS/DIVISIONS in WINSTON COUNTY

Addison

Arley

Delmar

Double Springs

Haleyville
(part of Haleyville is in Marion County)

Lynn

Natural Bridge

Nauvoo
(part of Nauvoo is in Walker County)

WINSTON COUNTY ONLINE DATA

Biographies

Cemeteries

Census

Church Data

County Data

Deaths

History

Marriages

Military

Misc Data

News Articles

Post Offices

Schools

 

Website Updates:
September 2014
Bio: RAMSEY - Transcribed by Kim Mohler
World War I Draft Registration Cards: EARLY, EAST, EATON, EDDERDS, EDMONDS, EDWARDS, EIDSON, EITSON, ELAM, ELDRIDGE, ELENBURG
 
August 2014
World War I Draft Registration Cards; NOLES, NORRIS, NORTHCUT, NORWOOD, NOWLIN, NUNNELLY, NUNNELLEY
 
July 2014
Death news: HEFLEY - Transcribed by Sue P. Carpenter
WW2 Military News: BRADLEY - Transcribed by SueAnn McKnight
Military: Civilwar: Additional information for Southern Claims Commission Applicants
World War I Draft Registration Cards: NABORS, NASH, NEAL, NEELY, NETHERTON, NEWELL, NEWMAN, NICHOLSON, NIX, NEWTON, NICHOLS, NICKLAUS, NOBLET, NOLES
 
April - June 2014
County Officials in 1915
Misc: Water Mills of Winston County in 1886
World War I Draft Registration Cards: BURNER, BURDEN, BURDETTE, BURDICK, BURGESS, BURGETT, OVERTON, OWENS, QUINN, INGLE, ISBELL, IVEY
 
January - March 2014
List of Known Newspapers
Marriage News: WATES, DRURY, BLACKWELL, DODD
Census: 1860 Slave Schedule - Transcribed by Sandra Davis
1892 Marriages - Submitted by Sandra Davis
Crime News: 1914 - TINGLE - Submitted by Sanda Davis
Misc News: CORBIN, SEYMOUR - Submitted by Sandra Davis
Death Notices; BROWN, DIMMOCK, CURTIS, HELMS, STOCKTON, MCDONALD, COATS, JACKSON, WEST, BARNETT, HORTON, DICKINSON, GILBERT, DAVIS, LEE,  - Submitted by Sandra Davis
 

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR CONTRIBUTORS

Kay Lee

Sandra Davis

 

SURROUNDING COUNTIES

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Lawrence County (north)

Cullman County (east)

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Marion County (west)

Franklin County (northwest)

Walker County (south)

Last Updated:  September 27, 2014

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