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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Winchester, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Winchester and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Winchester:
    • 38.589759, -90.526075
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Winchester
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Winchester ...

We have found 53 communities that share the name Winchester.

There are two communities within Missouri that are also named Winchester.

Beyond Missouri, we know of another 48 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 48 communities, 48 are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

In addition to the above occurrences of Winchester, we know of three communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

  • Communities Located In Missouri ...
    • Clark County
      • This Winchester is located in Clark County and lies 132 miles [212.4 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Winchester that is located in Saint Louis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Winchester.
    • New Madrid County
      • Although located in New Madrid County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Madrid County community of Winchester.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arizona
      • La Paz County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in La Paz County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the La Paz County community of Winchester.
    • Arkansas
      • Drew County
      • This Winchester is located in Drew County and lies 336 miles [540.7 km]<1> to the south of the Winchester that is located in Saint Louis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Drew County community of Winchester.
    • California
      • Riverside County
      • This Winchester is located in Riverside County and lies 1,513 miles [2,434.9 km]<1> to the west of the Winchester that is located in Saint Louis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Riverside County community of Winchester.
      • San Diego County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Winchester [San Diego County].
    • Connecticut
      • Litchfield County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Connecticut community of Winchester [Litchfield County].
    • Georgia
      • Macon County
      • This Winchester is located in Macon County and lies 563 miles [906.1 km]<1> to the southeast of the Winchester that is located in Saint Louis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Macon County community of Winchester.
    • Idaho
      • Lewis County
      • This Winchester is located in Lewis County and lies 1,423 miles [2,290.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Winchester that is located in Saint Louis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lewis County community of Winchester.
    • Illinois
      • Scott County
      • This Winchester is located in Scott County and lies 71 miles [114.3 km]<1> to the north of the Winchester that is located in Saint Louis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scott County community of Winchester.
    • Indiana
      • Randolph County
      • This Winchester is located in Randolph County and lies 315 miles [506.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Winchester that is located in Saint Louis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Winchester.
    • Iowa
      • Van Buren County
      • This Winchester is located in Van Buren County and lies 172 miles [276.8 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Winchester that is located in Saint Louis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Van Buren County community of Winchester.
    • Kansas
      • Douglas County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Winchester [Douglas County].
      • Jefferson County
      • This Winchester is located in Jefferson County and lies 259 miles [416.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Winchester that is located in Saint Louis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Winchester.
    • Kentucky
      • Clark County
      • This Winchester is located in Clark County and lies 345 miles [555.2 km]<1> to the east of the Winchester that is located in Saint Louis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Winchester.
    • Louisiana
      • East Baton Rouge Parish
      • This Winchester is located in East Baton Rouge Parish and lies 557 miles [896.4 km]<1> to the south of the Winchester that is located in Saint Louis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the East Baton Rouge Parish community of Winchester.
      • Saint James Parish
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Winchester [Saint James Parish].
    • Manitoba
      • We haven't found the location of this community yet.
    • Maryland
      • Allegany County
      • This Winchester is located in Allegany County and lies 629 miles [1,012.3 km]<1> to the east of the Winchester that is located in Saint Louis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegany County community of Winchester.
      • Anne Arundel County
      • This Winchester is located in Anne Arundel County and lies 754 miles [1,213.4 km] to the east of the Winchester that is located in Saint Louis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anne Arundel County community of Winchester.
      • Cecil County
      • This Winchester is located in Cecil County and lies 787 miles [1,266.6 km] to the east of the Winchester that is located in Saint Louis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cecil County community of Winchester.
      • Garrett County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Winchester [Garrett County].
    • Massachusetts
      • Middlesex County
      • This Winchester is located in Middlesex County and lies 1,049 miles [1,688.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Winchester that is located in Saint Louis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Middlesex County community of Winchester.
    • Michigan
      • Mecosta County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Winchester [Mecosta County].
      • Monroe County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Winchester [Monroe County].
    • Mississippi
      • Wayne County
      • This Winchester is located in Wayne County and lies 493 miles [793.4 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Winchester that is located in Saint Louis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Winchester.
    • Nevada
      • Clark County
      • This Winchester is located in Clark County and lies 1,356 miles [2,182.3 km]<1> to the west of the Winchester that is located in Saint Louis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Winchester.
    • New Hampshire
      • Cheshire County
      • This Winchester is located in Cheshire County and lies 990 miles [1,593.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Winchester that is located in Saint Louis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cheshire County community of Winchester.
    • New York
      • Erie County
      • This Winchester is located in Erie County and lies 680 miles [1,094.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Winchester that is located in Saint Louis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Erie County community of Winchester.
    • North Carolina
      • Union County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Winchester [Union County].
    • North Dakota
      • Emmons County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Dakota community of Winchester [Emmons County].
    • Ohio
      • Adams County
      • This Winchester is located in Adams County and lies 370 miles [595.5 km]<1> to the east of the Winchester that is located in Saint Louis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of Winchester.
      • Champaign County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Champaign County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Champaign County community of Winchester.
      • Greene County
      • This community is historic and although located in Greene County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Winchester.
      • Jackson County
      • This Winchester is located in Jackson County and lies 430 miles [692 km] to the east of the Winchester that is located in Saint Louis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Winchester.
      • Richland County
      • This community is historic and although located in Richland County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richland County community of Winchester.
    • Oklahoma
      • Okmulgee County
      • This Winchester is located in Okmulgee County and lies 357 miles [574.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Winchester that is located in Saint Louis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Okmulgee County community of Winchester.
      • Woods County
      • This Winchester is located in Woods County and lies 465 miles [748.3 km] to the west of the Winchester that is located in Saint Louis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Woods County community of Winchester.
    • Ontario
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Winchester.
    • Oregon
      • Douglas County
      • This Winchester is located in Douglas County and lies 1,731 miles [2,785.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Winchester that is located in Saint Louis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Winchester.
    • Tennessee
      • Franklin County
      • This Winchester is located in Franklin County and lies 338 miles [544 km]<1> to the southeast of the Winchester that is located in Saint Louis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Winchester.
      • Johnson County
      • This Winchester is located in Johnson County and lies 490 miles [788.6 km] to the east southeast of the Winchester that is located in Saint Louis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Johnson County community of Winchester.
    • Texas
      • Fayette County
      • This Winchester is located in Fayette County and lies 698 miles [1,123.3 km]<1> to the southwest of the Winchester that is located in Saint Louis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Winchester.
      • Harris County
      • This Winchester is located in Harris County and lies 680 miles [1,094.4 km] to the south southwest of the Winchester that is located in Saint Louis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harris County community of Winchester.
    • Virginia
      • Frederick County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Winchester [Frederick County].
      • Winchester City
      • This Winchester is located in Winchester City and lies 665 miles [1,070.2 km]<1> to the east of the Winchester that is located in Saint Louis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Winchester City community of Winchester.
    • Washington
      • Grant County
      • This Winchester is located in Grant County and lies 1,581 miles [2,544.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Winchester that is located in Saint Louis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant County community of Winchester.
    • Wisconsin
      • Vilas County
      • This Winchester is located in Vilas County and lies 527 miles [848.1 km]<1> to the north of the Winchester that is located in Saint Louis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vilas County community of Winchester.
      • Winnebago County
      • This Winchester is located in Winnebago County and lies 399 miles [642.1 km] to the north northeast of the Winchester that is located in Saint Louis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Winnebago County community of Winchester.
    • Wyoming
      • Washakie County
      • This Winchester is located in Washakie County and lies 983 miles [1,582 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Winchester that is located in Saint Louis County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washakie County community of Winchester.
  • Communities Beyond North America ...
    • England
      • Distance: 4,179 miles [6,725.4 km]<1> to the northeast
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
    • Jamaica
      • Distance: 1,663 miles [2,676.3 km]<1> to the southeast
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
    • New Zealand
      • Distance: 8,353 miles [13,442.9 km]<1> to the southwest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester

Curious and Interesting Names Near Winchester ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Cedar Bluff [Saint Louis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Bluff
    • Cedar Bluff [Saint Louis County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Winchester
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Bluff
  • Fern Glen [Saint Louis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fern Glen
    • Fern Glen [Saint Louis County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Winchester
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fern Glen have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fern Glen
  • Lincoln Beach [Saint Louis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln Beach
    • Lincoln Beach [Saint Louis County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Winchester
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Beach
  • Mountain Ridge [Saint Louis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Ridge
    • Mountain Ridge [Saint Louis County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Winchester
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Ridge
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    • Peerless Park [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peerless Park
      • Peerless Park [Saint Louis County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Winchester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peerless Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peerless Park
    • Pettys Hill [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pettys Hill
      • Pettys Hill [Saint Louis County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Winchester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pettys Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pettys Hill
    • Twin Oaks [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Oaks
      • Twin Oaks [Saint Louis County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Winchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 396 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Oaks
    • Valley Park [Saint Louis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Park
      • Valley Park [Saint Louis County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Winchester
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,796 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valley Park<5>

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Winchester. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Kathryn Adams     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Thursday May 25, 1893 and died in Hollywood (California) on Tueday February 17, 1959 at the age of 65. She is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Saint Louis is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Winchester.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kathryn Adams<6>
    • Thomas 'Tom' Allen     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Birmingham (England) on Thursday April 23, 1840 and died in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Sunday April 5, 1903 at the age of 63. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Saint Louis is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Winchester.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas 'Tom' Allen<6>
    • King Baggot     (Actor, director, screenwriter)
      • Actor, director, screenwriter. He was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Friday November 7, 1879 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday July 11, 1948 at the age of 68. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Saint Louis is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Winchester.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: King Baggot<6>
    • Martine Bartlett     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Friday April 24, 1925 and died in Tempe (Arizona) on Monday June 5, 2006 at the age of 81. She is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Saint Louis is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Winchester.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Martine Bartlett<6>
    • William Leer 'Beverly' Bayne     (Major League Baseball)
    • August H. Becker     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Bonn (Germany) on Saturday February 13, 1836 and died in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Saturday October 3, 1903 at the age of 67. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Saint Louis is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Winchester.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: August H. Becker<6>
    • Larry Benton     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Saturday November 20, 1897 and died in Amberley (Ohio) on Friday April 3, 1953 at the age of 55. He is buried at St. Joseph Cemetery (Hamilton County, Ohio).
      • Saint Louis is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Winchester.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Larry Benton<6>
    • Lawrence James 'Larry' Benton     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Saturday November 20, 1897 and died in Amberley (Ohio) on Friday April 3, 1953 at the age of 55. He is buried at St. Joseph Cemetery (Hamilton County, Ohio).
      • Saint Louis is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Winchester.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence James 'Larry' Benton<6>
    • Lawrence Peter 'Yogi' Berra     (Major League Baseball)
    • Chuck Berry     (Musician, singer, songwriter)
      • Musician, singer, songwriter. He was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Monday October 18, 1926 and died in Wentzville (Missouri) on Saturday March 18, 2017 at the age of 90.
      • Saint Louis is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Winchester.
      • Wentzville is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Winchester.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chuck Berry<6>
    • Fred Berry     (Actor)
    • Johnny Black     (Songwriter)
      • Songwriter. He was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Wednesday September 30, 1891 and died in Hamilton (Ohio) on Tueday June 9, 1936 at the age of 44. He is buried at Spring Grove Cemetery (Hamilton County, Ohio).
      • Saint Louis is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Winchester.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Black<6>
    • Linda Blair     (Oscar nominated actress, activist)
      • Oscar nominated actress, activist. She was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Thursday January 22, 1959
      • Saint Louis is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Winchester.

How Far From Winchester to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a city such as Winchester to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Winchester and extending to:

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    • Clayton, which is the Seat of Saint Louis County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Winchester to Clayton, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Jefferson City, which is the State Capital of Missouri, lies 89 miles [143.2 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 726 miles [1,168.4 km] to the east (E). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 29 days and walking would take 42 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,451 miles [10,381.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,186 miles [11,564.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,067 miles [8,154.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Missouri

About Saint Louis County

About Missouri

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 Saint Louis County: www.co.st-louis.mo.us/

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. 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, 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5898, Longitude: -90.5261       In this case, the coordinates for Winchester have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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.
<3>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Winchester could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<7>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<8>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Winchester to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.286 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.995 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.812 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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