Histopolis Place-of-the-Day

Histopolis features a different cemetery, town, county or other place every day on the Place-of-The-Day.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Histopolis Place-of-the-Day for Wednesday, April 27, 2011 is the Winston County in Alabama.

"Winston County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama, formerly known as Hancock County before 1858. Its name is in honor of John A. Winston, the 15th Governor of Alabama. As of 2010, the population was 24,484. Its county seat is Double Springs.

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"Winston County was established under the name Hancock County on February 12, 1850, from territory formerly in Walker County. 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 gained fame for its opposition to secession, which was so strong that it was sometimes referred to as the Republic of Winston. The county today plays on its reputation as the "Free State of Winston" to attract tourists. The county's opposition to the Confederacy is briefly mentioned in the novels To Kill a Mockingbird and Addie Pray. Tap Roots, a 1948 movie based on a novel, presents a highly fictionalized and inaccurate version of Winston County's Civil War history.

"In 1883 the county seat was moved to Double Springs to be near the center of the county, since Cullman County was created from the eastern portion of Winston. The famous civil rights judge Frank M. Johnson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit was born in Winston County, in the Delmar Community."

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April 2011

DayPlace
1Delany Cemetery, Anderson County, Texas
2Oakwood Cemetery, Belle Plaine, Scott County, Minnesota
3Echo Cemetery, Summit County, Utah
4Kern's Cemetery, Belgrade Township, Nicollet County, Minnesota
5Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California
6Ohio Cemetery, Ceresco Township, Blue Earth County, Minnesota
7Zutphen Cemetery, Jamestown Charter Township, Ottawa County, Michigan
8Lawrence Cemetery, Anderson County, Texas
9Fields Chapel Cemetery, Anderson County, Texas
10Sugar Grove Cemetery, Jamestown Township, Blue Earth County, Minnesota
11Saint Victoria Cemetery, Victoria, Carver County, Minnesota
12Gerfers Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
13Grayson Cemetery, Anderson County, Texas
14Hickory Grove Cemetery, Anderson County, Texas
15Spradling Cemetery, Mission Township, LaSalle County, Illinois
16Madison County, Mississippi
17Yazoo County, Mississippi
18Maricao Municipio, Puerto Rico
19Beaufort County, North Carolina
20Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
21Perry County, Indiana
22San Lorenzo Municipio, Puerto Rico
23Caribou County, Idaho
24Barton County, Missouri
25Sevier County, Tennessee
26Ransom County, North Dakota
27Winston County, Alabama
28Christian County, Kentucky
29Vermillion County, Indiana
30Clallam County, Washington

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Note: The first Place-of-the-Day was in September 2010