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Our Genealogical Helper for Winchester ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Winchester (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Winchester. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in the area of Winchester ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 81 newspapers that have been published in the area around Winchester.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Winchester. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Winchester and those printed in the larger area surrounding Winchester.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> of Winchester.

Cemeteries Near Winchester ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Winchester.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Winchester covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Fountain Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Moffitt Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Sparrow Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Saratoga Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bear Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mosier Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Buena Vista Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shockney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Conklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Bartonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Weimer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lawn Dale Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Reitenour Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Odd Fellows Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Huntsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Veterans Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hoover Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Poplar Run Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cherry Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union City Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brick Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Quaker Lynn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Gilliard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hillgrove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hoover Cemetery   [Map]     


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Winchester had a population of 3,014 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Winchester had a population of 4,721 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Winchester, with the one closest to Winchester listed first.

Rural   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Winchester
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Rural had a post office and no railroad service
Stone   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Winchester
 - 1895 population of 31 people
 - Stone had railroad service and no post office
Snow Hill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Winchester
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Snow Hill had a post office and railroad service
Harrisville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Winchester
 - 1895 population of 178 people
 - Harrisville had a post office and railroad service
Saratoga   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Winchester
 - 1895 population of 194 people (with 241 people in 2017)
 - Saratoga had a post office and railroad service
Randolph   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Winchester
 - Randolph had a post office and no railroad service
Deerfield   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Winchester
 - 1895 population of 107 people
 - Deerfield had a post office and railroad service
Unionport   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Winchester
 - 1895 population of 114 people
 - Unionport had a post office and no railroad service
Bartonia   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Winchester
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Bartonia had a post office and no railroad service
Ridgeville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Winchester
 - 1895 population of 922 people (with 755 people in 2017)
 - Ridgeville had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Winchester. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Winchester in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Winchester is located in Randolph County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Randolph County: Delaware, Henry, Jay, Wayne & Darke (OH).

Below are the counties that are near Winchester. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Winchester:

Randolph     (The home county for Winchester)
      Stone   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Saratoga   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Haysville Corner   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Union City   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Farmland   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bloomingport   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Modoc   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Parker City   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Losantville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Linn Grove   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Berne   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Monroe   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hartford City   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mollie - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Shamrock Lakes   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Montpelier   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Renner - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Selma   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Albany   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Granville   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Muncie   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Eaton   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Yorktown   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gaston   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Daleville   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Janney   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bentonville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Springersville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Connersville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Matthews   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Upland   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fowlerton   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fairmount   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gas City   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jonesboro   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Shirley   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wilkinson   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mooreland   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Springport   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Mount Summit   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      New Lisbon   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      New Castle   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sulphur Springs   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Straughn   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Middletown   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cadiz   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lewisville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Boundary City   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Salamonia   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Redkey   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Portland   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Dunkirk   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Bloomfield   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Pennville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jay City   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chesterfield   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Markleville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Summitville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Country Club Heights   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gimco City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      North Anderson   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Anderson   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Woodlawn Heights   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Western Village   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Edgewood   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Orestes   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Falmouth   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mays   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gings   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Yankee Town   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brownsville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Liberty   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Economy   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fountain City   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Williamsburg   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Whitewater   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Webster   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Greens Fork   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hagerstown   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Spring Grove   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Richmond   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Pennville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cambridge City   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Nottingham   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Petroleum   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Keystone   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Reiffsburg   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Poneto   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vera Cruz   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Travisville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Liberty Center   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bluffton   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Auglaize (OH)
      Minster (OH)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      New Bremen (OH)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saint Marys (OH)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Darke (OH)
      Union City (OH)   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Palestine (OH)   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Hollansburg (OH)   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ansonia (OH)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Greenville (OH)   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rossburg (OH)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      New Madison (OH)   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wayne Lakes (OH)   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      New Weston (OH)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Burkettsville (OH)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      North Star (OH)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Castine (OH)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Mercer (OH)
      Fort Recovery (OH)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Saint Henry (OH)   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coldwater (OH)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Chickasaw (OH)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Montezuma (OH)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Celina (OH)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mercer (OH)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rockford (OH)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Miami (OH)
      Bradford (OH)   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Laura (OH)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      West Covington (OH)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Potsdam (OH)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Covington (OH)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pleasant Hill (OH)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ludlow Falls (OH)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      West Milton (OH)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Piqua (OH)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Troy (OH)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Montgomery (OH)
      Verona (OH)   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Phillipsburg (OH)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brookville (OH)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clayton (OH)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Union (OH)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Preble (OH)
      New Paris (OH)   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Eldorado (OH)   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      West Manchester (OH)   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lewisburg (OH)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Eaton (OH)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lake Lakengren (OH)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      West Alexandria (OH)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Camden (OH)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Shelby (OH)
      Russia (OH)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fort Loramie (OH)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lehmkuhl Landing (OH)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hardin (OH)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lockington (OH)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Van Wert (OH)
      Willshire (OH)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Winchester, see our County-by-County Page for Winchester.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Winchester:

These websites are specific to Indiana:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Indiana State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Indiana to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Randolph County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Adams County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Blackford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Delaware County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hancock County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Henry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rush County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Union County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wayne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wells County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Auglaize County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Darke County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mercer County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Miami County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Preble County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Van Wert County (OH):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Indiana:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Indiana,     of Randolph County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Indiana     Cemetery Wiki for Indiana
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Indiana,     of Randolph County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Indiana
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Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Winchester ...

While our initial data for Winchester came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Winchester in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Winchester.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Winchester:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Winchester in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Winchester for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Winchester.
      See our Misc Page for Winchester for more information.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Winchester. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Winchester) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Winchester. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Winchester

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Winchester. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1720, Longitude: -84.9758     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Winchester have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Winchester, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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