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Encyclopedia > Winston County, Alabama

Winston County is a county of the State of Alabama. Its name is in honor of John A. Winston, a Governor of Alabama. As of 2000 the population was 24,843. Its county seat is Double Springs. Image File history File links Winston_County_Alabama. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia and Palmyra Atoll (an uninhabited incorporated unorganized territory), form the United States of America. ... State nickname: Camellia State, The Heart of Dixie¹, Yellowhammer State Other U.S. States Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Governor Bob Riley (R) Senators Richard Shelby (R) Jeff Sessions (R) Official language(s) English Area 52,423 mi²/135,775 km² (30th)  - Land 50,750 mi²/131,442 km²  - Water... John Anthony Winston (September 4, 1812–December 1871) was the Democratic Governor of the U.S. state of Alabama from 1853 to 1857. ... The following is a list of the territorial and state governors of Alabama. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative centre for a county. ... Double Springs is a town located in Winston County, Alabama. ...

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History

Winston County was established under the name "Hancock County" on February 12, 1850. It was originally named for John Hancock, Governor of Massachusetts and famous signer of the American Declaration of Independence, with its county seat at Houston. On January 22, 1858, the county was renamed Winston County to honor Alabama Gov. John A. Winston. During the American Civil War, the county refused to join the Confederacy and declared itself the Republic of Winston. Today it is popularly and colloquially known as "the Free State of Winston." The county seat was moved to Double Springs in 1883 so it would be near the center of the county, as Cullman was created from the eastern portion of Winston. [reference: Owen, Thomas McAdory. History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography. Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1921] February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Portrait of Hancock (full portrait) Hancocks signature on the United States Declaration of Independence John Hancock (January 12, 1737 (O.S.) – October 8, 1793 (N.S.)) was President of the Continental Congress, and the first person to sign the United States Declaration of Independence. ... John Hancock, first Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is the executive magistrate of the United States Commonwealth of Massachusetts. ... U.S. Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence is a document in which the Thirteen Colonies declared themselves independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain and explained their justifications for doing so. ... 1858 is a common year starting on Friday. ... The American Civil War (1861–1865) was fought in North America within the United States of America, between twenty-four mostly northern states of the Union and the Confederate States of America, a coalition of eleven southern states that declared their independence and claimed the right of secession from the... Motto: Deo Vindice (Latin: With God As Our Vindicator) Anthem: God Save the South (unofficial) Dixie (popular) Capital Montgomery, Alabama February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861 Richmond, Virginia May 29, 1861–April 9, 1865 Danville, Virginia April 3–April 10, 1865 Largest city New Orleans February 4, 1861 until captured... The Republic of Winston (Winston County, Alabama) is one of several places in the former Confederate States of America where disaffection with the Confederacy during the American Civil War ran deep. ...


The famous civil rights judge Frank M. Johnson of the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals was born in Winston County, near Haleyville.


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,637 km² (632 mi²). 1,591 km² (614 mi²) of it is land and 45 km² (17 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.76% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 24,843 people, 10,107 households, and 7,287 families residing in the county. The population density is 16/km² (40/mi²). There are 12,502 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (20/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 97.32% White, 0.38% Black or African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.90% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. 1.50% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 10,107 households out of which 31.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.60% are married couples living together, 9.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.90% are non-families. 25.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.43 and the average family size is 2.89. Marriage is a relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 28.70% from 25 to 44, 25.50% from 45 to 64, and 14.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 96.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.50 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $28,435, and the median income for a family is $32,628. Males have a median income of $26,206 versus $17,760 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,738. 17.10% of the population and 12.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 21.80% of those under the age of 18 and 23.00% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Flag of Alabama State of Alabama
Capital: Montgomery
Largest Metro: Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman Metropolitan Area
Regions: Greater Birmingham | Black Belt | Central Alabama | Lower Alabama | Mobile Bay | North Alabama | South Alabama
Largest cities: Birmingham | Huntsville | Mobile | Montgomery
Major cities: Anniston | Auburn | Decatur | Dothan | Florence | Gadsden | Hoover | Tuscaloosa
All cities: List of cities in Alabama
Counties: Autauga | Baldwin | Barbour | Bibb | Blount | Bullock | Butler | Calhoun | Chambers | Cherokee | Chilton | Choctaw | Clarke | Clay | Cleburne | Coffee | Colbert | Conecuh | Coosa | Covington | Crenshaw | Cullman | Dale | Dallas | DeKalb | Elmore | Escambia | Etowah | Fayette | Franklin | Geneva | Greene | Hale | Henry | Houston | Jackson | Jefferson | Lamar | Lauderdale | Lawrence | Lee | Limestone | Lowndes | Macon | Madison | Marengo | Marion | Marshall | Mobile | Monroe | Montgomery | Morgan | Perry | Pickens | Pike | Randolph | Russell | Shelby | St. Clair | Sumter | Talladega | Tallapoosa | Tuscaloosa | Walker | Washington | Wilcox | Winston

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Winston County, Alabama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (517 words)
Winston County is a county of the State of Alabama.
On January 22, 1858, the county was renamed Winston County to honor Alabama Gov. John A. Winston.
In the county the population is spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 28.70% from 25 to 44, 25.50% from 45 to 64, and 14.20% who are 65 years of age or older.
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