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Welcome to Winchester ...

The city of Winchester is located in Clark County<1> and is the County Seat for Clark County.

We aren't confident of the location of Winchester, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Winchester has a population of 18,584 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Winchester.

Winchester is 960 feet [293 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Winchester lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Winchester, you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

The telephone area code for Winchester: (859)

The ZIP codes for Winchester: 40391-40392<5>

Websites for Winchester ...

Official Website:   www.winchesterky.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.winchesterky.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Winchester had an population of 18,584 people. This is an increase of 1.18% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.12% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Winchester had a population of 18,368 people (which is 51.58% of the total population of Clark County). This makes Winchester the county's most populous community.

The population of Winchester represents 0.42% of the population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 18th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 18,368 people, the population of Winchester increased 9.83% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 16,724 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Winchester.

Communities Also Named Winchester ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 51 communities that are also named Winchester - they are located in Arizona, Arkansas, California (2), Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), 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.

  • Lexington - Fayette [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington - Fayette
    • Lexington - Fayette [Fayette County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Winchester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 324,735 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lexington - Fayette have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington - Fayette
  • Richmond [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
    • Richmond [Madison County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Winchester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,800 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richmond<8>
  • Paris [Bourbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paris
    • Paris [Bourbon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Winchester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,719 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paris have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paris
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paris<8>
  • Mount Sterling [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Sterling
    • Mount Sterling [Montgomery County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Winchester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,246 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Sterling have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Sterling
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Sterling<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Camargo [Montgomery County]
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      • Camargo [Montgomery County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Winchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,151 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camargo have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camargo
    • Clay City [Powell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay City
      • Clay City [Powell County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Winchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,087 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clay City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clay City<8>
    • North Middletown [Bourbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Middletown
      • North Middletown [Bourbon County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Winchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 650 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Middletown
    • Sharpsburg [Bath County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharpsburg
      • Sharpsburg [Bath County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Winchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 338 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharpsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharpsburg
    • Austerlitz [Bourbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Austerlitz
      • Austerlitz [Bourbon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Winchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austerlitz
    • Boonesboro [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boonesboro
      • Boonesboro [Clark County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Winchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boonesboro

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. Our list includes 22 papers. 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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Winchester was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Winchester on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1905).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Winchester on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Kentucky

About Clark County

About Kentucky

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Winchester: www.winchesterky.com/

The official website for State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kentucky's counties, including Clark, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Winchester.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Winchester - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Winchester). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Winchester or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Winchester includes: 40391 & 40392.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 WinchesterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Winchester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9953, Longitude: -84.1760       In this case, the coordinates for Winchester have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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