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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,467
Male Share of the Population47.1%
Female Share of the Population52.9%
Senior Citizens24.8%
Employed Population 16+3,151
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married54.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.2%
Median Earnings25+$35,485
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,048

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,812
% Above Poverty Level87.1%
% Below Poverty Level12.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone32%
Median Gross Rent$560
Median House Value$131,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.7%
Irish14.8%
German10.2%
English8.7%
Scottish2.1%
Swiss2.1%
Dutch1.9%
Italian1.8%
Hungarian1.1%
Polish0.9%
French Except Basque0.7%
Canadian0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Finnish0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Swedish0.2%
African0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Maltese0.1%
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Winchester Almanac

CategoryValue
County Franklin County
Standard Zip Codes37398
Phone Area Codes931
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.18
Approximate Longitude-86.1

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)

StationWINCHESTER 1 E
Distance0.7 miles
Jan Temp30 to 49 F
Apr Temp48 to 71 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp48 to 72 F
Annual Precip54.2 inches
StationBRIDGEPORT 5 NW
Distance22.6 miles
Jan Temp28 to 48 F
Apr Temp44 to 72 F
Jul Temp66 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 72 F
Annual Precip62.5 inches
StationSHELBYVILLE WATER DEPT
Distance30.2 miles
Jan Temp27 to 48 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 73 F
Annual Precip57.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cowan1,477$39,083
Decherd3,073$44,705
Estill Springs2,125$55,260
Huntland693$56,477
Sewanee2,377$118,011
Tullahoma19,037$52,839

Winchester Public Libraries

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) 967-8200

Winchester Public Schools

Broadview Elementary
4980 Lynchburg Rd
ZIP: 37398
(931) 967-0132
Primary
Total Enrollment 276
Clark Memorial School
500 N Jefferson St
ZIP: 37398
(931) 967-2407
Primary
Total Enrollment 538
Franklin Co High School
833 Bypass Rd
ZIP: 37398
(931) 967-2821
High
Total Enrollment 1495
North Middle School
2990 Decherd Bl
ZIP: 37398
(931) 967-5323
Middle
Total Enrollment 647

Winchester Private Schools

Winchester Christian Academy
Po Box 715
ZIP: 37398
Elementary
Total Enrollment 42
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