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Overview

Introduction to Winchester, Tennessee

Winchester, Tennessee, in Franklin county, is 41 miles NE of Huntsville, Alabama and 77 miles SE of Nashville, Tennessee.

Winchester History

Winchester was named in honor of James Winchester, who was a soldier in the American Revolution. The city was created as the county seat of Franklin County in 1809. It was originally occupied by the Confederate Army, but was later occupied by Union troops during the Civil War.

Winchester and nearby Attractions

  • Winchester City Park
  • Cowan Railroad Museum
  • Tims Ford State Park
  • Franklin County Golf and Country Club

Things To Do In Winchester

The Riva Lake Church, the First Baptist Church of Winchester and the Oaklawn Church are the local houses of worship. Winchester City Park and Tims Ford State Park offer a wide variety of recreational opportunities. The Cowan Railroad Museum and the Jail Museum provide insight into the area’s history. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Franklin County Golf and Country Club. The Dogwood Festival is held in Winchester every April.

Winchester Transportation

Air transportation is available from Huntsville International Airport.

Winchester Higher Education

Residents can pursue higher education at Motlow State Community College, Alabama A&M University, Middle Tennessee State University and Chattanooga State Technical Community College.

People

Total Population 8,502
Male Share of the Population 45.1%
Female Share of the Population 54.9%
Senior Citizens 23.4%
Employed Population 16+ 3,073
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 49.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,875
% Above Poverty Level 80.1%
% Below Poverty Level 19.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 29.8%
Median Gross Rent $499
Median House Value $122,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.1%
US/American 0%
English 12.1%
Irish 16.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Winchester Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 41 miles NE of Huntsville, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 77 miles SE of Nashville, Tennessee
County Franklin
Standard Zip Codes 37398
Phone Area Codes 931
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.185
Longitude -86.112

Winchester Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WINCHESTER 1 E
Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 49 F
Apr Temp 48 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 48 to 72 F
Annual Precip 54.2 inches
Station BRIDGEPORT 5 NW
Distance 22.6 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 48 F
Apr Temp 44 to 72 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 62.5 inches
Station SHELBYVILLE WATER DEPT
Distance 30.2 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 48 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 73 F
Annual Precip 57.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cowan 1,436 $37,393
Decherd 2,703 $40,208
Estill Springs 2,142 $52,069
Huntland 723 $52,981
Sewanee 2,642 $95,156
Tullahoma 19,022 $46,291

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Winchester Public Libraries

Library
Franklin County Public Library
105 SOUTH PORTER STREET
Winchester, Tennessee
(931) 967-3706
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Winchester Hospitals

SOUTHERN TENNESSEE MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
185 HOSPITAL ROAD
(931) 967-8295
Emergency Service: Yes

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Winchester High Schools

FRANKLIN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
925 DINAH SHORE BL
931-967-2821
Serves 1,055 students.

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