Introduction to Winder, Georgia
Winder, Georgia, in Barrow county, is 19 miles W of Athens, Georgia and 41 miles NE of Atlanta, Georgia. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Atlanta metropolitan area with.
The native village of Snodon was discovered in what is now known as Winder in the years following the Revolutionary War. It was initially incorporated as the town of Jug Tavern. However, in the year 1893, it was renamed Winder. In its early days, Winder was a small settler's outpost. It has gradually developed into a bustling city at the crossroads of northeast Georgia.
Winder and nearby Attractions
- Barrow County Museum
- Taylor-Grady House
- Masseys Lake
- Barrow County Jail
- Fort Yargo State Park
- State Botanical Garden of Georgia
Things To Do In Winder
The restored Greek-revival mansion, the Taylor-Grady House, and the restored Federal-style 19th century home known as Church-Waddel-Brumby House are both close by and popular tourist spots. One can also visit the Crawford W. Long Museum, the Gwinnett History Museum, the Lanier Museum of Natural History and the Barrow County Museum. The city has two beautiful reservoirs known as the Masseys Lake and Winder Reservoir, where one can indulge in a variety of water sports.
Athens/ Ben EPPS Airport is close by.
Winder Higher Education
Higher educational opportunities are offered by Gwinnett Technical College, Gainesville College and the University of Georgia.