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Welcome to Winchester ...
The location of Winchester has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Winchester, you might consider that their post office opened in 1899.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Winchester has a population of 446 people<3> (see below for details).
Winchester is 3,970 feet [1,210 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Winchester is ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.
Time Zone: Winchester lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone area code for Winchester: (208)
The ZIP code for Winchester: 83555<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Winchester had an population of 446 people. This is an increase of 31.18% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 44.81% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Winchester had a population of 340 people (which is 8.9% of the total population of Lewis County). This makes Winchester the county's 4th most populous community.
The population of Winchester represents 0.02% of the total population of Idaho (which has 1,567,582 people), making it the state's 146th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 340 people, the population of Winchester increased 10.39% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 308 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Winchester.
Communities Also Named Winchester ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 51 communities that are also named Winchester - they are located in Arizona, Arkansas, California (2), Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Manitoba, Maryland (4), Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Missouri (3), Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (5), Oklahoma (2), Ontario (2), Oregon, Tennessee (2), Texas (2), Virginia (2), Washington, Wisconsin (2) and Wyoming.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Winchester.
Communities near Winchester ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Winchester.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Winchester. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Winchester.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Winchester. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Winchester.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Winchester. See our Newspapers Page for Winchester.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Winchester ...
Looking for more information about Winchester? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Winchester, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Winchester.
Adding Winchester to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Winchester in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Winchester was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>
We also found Winchester on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Idaho (1925).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Winchester.
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Winchester. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Lewis County: www.lewiscountyid.org/
The official website for State of Idaho: www.state.id.us/
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This page was last modified/updated: 07 Dec 2023