Winston County, Alabama

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 United States  > Alabama > Winston County

Contents

County Courthouse

History

Winston County was formed as Hancock County from Walker County on 12 February 1850, renamed Winston County on 22 January 1858. July 4, 1861 Winston county seceded from the state of Alabama becoming the "Free State of Winston".

Parent County

1850--Winston County was created 12 February 1850 from Walker County.  County seat: Double Springs [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1891 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).