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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) *
 
UNINCORPORATED COMMUNITIES

    * Boar Tush * Delmar * Glen Mary * Houston * Posey Field *

GHOST TOWNS

    * Batts Nest * Booger Tree * Corinth *

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Website Updates:
May 2015: Redecorated site and now all pages are mobile friendly
Jan 2015: WWI Draft Registration Cards:JACK, JACKSON, JACOBS, JAMES, JENKINS, JEAN, JOHNS, JOHNSON
Dec 2014: Bio: RAMSEY - Transcribed by Kim Mohler; World War I Draft Registration Cards; NOLES, NORRIS, NORTHCUT, NORWOOD, NOWLIN, NUNNELLY, NUNNELLEY, EARLY, EAST, EATON, EDDERDS, EDMONDS, EDWARDS, EIDSON, EITSON, ELAM, ELDRIDGE, ELENBURG, ELKINS, ELLIOTT, ELLIOTTE, ENGLAND, ERGLE, ESTES, STILL, EVANS, EVERETT
Jul 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; WWI Draft Registration Cards: NABORS, NASH, NEAL, NEELY, NETHERTON, NEWELL, NEWMAN, NICHOLSON, NIX, NEWTON, NICHOLS, NICKLAUS, NOBLET, NOLES
June 2014: County Officials in 1915; Misc: Water Mills of Winston County in 1886; WWI Draft Registration Cards: BURNER, BURDEN, BURDETTE, BURDICK, BURGESS, BURGETT, OVERTON, OWENS, QUINN, INGLE, ISBELL, IVEY
Mar 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

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