Winston County, Alabama

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Winston County is a county in the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,484.[1] Its county seat is Double Springs.[2] It is also known as Hancock County before 1858,[3] the county is named in honor of John A. Winston, the fifteenth Governor of Alabama.

Winston County was founded under the name Hancock County on February 12, 1850.

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  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 17, 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. "ACES Winston County Office" (links/history), Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), 2007, webpage: ACES-Winston.