Introduction to Winchester, Tennessee
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.
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.