Introduction to Winchester, Indiana
Winchester was named after Winchester, England. It is the county seat of Randolph County, and also is the largest city in the county. Randolph County was established in 1818 and named after Randolph County, North Carolina, where the original settlers in this area were from.
Winchester and nearby Attractions
- Wilbur Wright Birthplace & Museum
- Fort Recovery
- McVey Memorial Forest
- Cox Arboretum & Gardens Metropark
- Saratoga Community Park
- Randolph County Museum
Things To Do In Winchester
Local historic sites and museums include the Indian Boundary Monument, the Randolph County Historical Museum, the Ridgeville Civil War Monument, the Ridgeville-Kitselman Museum and the Art Coop. The Hickory Hills Golf Course, the Winchester Golf Club and the Union City Country Club are the local golf courses. Visitors can also enjoy canoeing on the Mississinewa and White Rivers, while fishing opportunities are available at the Farmland Conservation Club and at Wheeler Lake. Local parks include Goodrich Park, Railroad Park, Saratoga Community Park, Wild Cat Park and Harter Park. The community hosts events like the Mom, Baseball and Apple Pie Festival, and the Taste of Randolph County every year.
James M. Cox Dayton International is the nearest major airport.
Winchester Higher Education
Ivy Tech State College-East Central, Anderson University and Sinclair Community College are close by.