For those of you who are strangers to Winchester, it is located about 90 minutes southeast of Nashville, 60 minutes west of Chattanooga, and 45 minutes northeast of Huntsville, Alabama. You won’t be a stranger long, once you’ve visited our community.
   Winchester was named for General James Winchester, a veteran of the Revolutionary and Indian Wars. The city was incorporated in 1809 and is the county seat of Franklin County. During 2009 we celebrated the city’s bicentennial.

Winchester was home to Dinah Shore and Sir John Templeton with two of the main thoroughfares being named after them. Winchester also has  strong ties with Davy Crockett and his wife Polly, who is buried a short distance off of Davy Crockett State Highway.
   Winchester is proud of its schools, churches, business and industrial community. Winchester is surrounded by majestic mountains, lakes and rolling farmlands. Winchester is blessed by natural beauty that is the envy of every visitor. Progress has become the key word as the City of Winchester looks to the future. Winchester has been revitalizing downtown and has been designated as a Tennessee MainStreet Community. One of Winchester’s assets is that it lies along the banks of the beautiful Tims Ford Lake. Winchester is also working with local investors in the development of the new Dry Creek Marina.
   If you visit Winchester during the first weekend of May you can help us celebrate our Annual Dogwood Festival. During this weekend we celebrate our rich heritage honoring our nurseries and the role they have played in several patented Dogwood trees. Come visit for three  fun-filled days of food, crafts and top billing entertainment.

   Stop by our city for a warm welcome, big smile, and a handshake. We call Winchester home and want you to feel at home here, too. Come visit Winchester and DISCOVER MORE BY THE LAKESHORE.


Terry Harrell
Mayor, City of Winchester

 Winchester City Hall
7 South College Street
Winchester, TN 37398
Fax: 931-967-1553
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