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Welcome to Winchester ...

Winchester is located in Cheshire County<1>.

The location of Winchester has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Winchester has a population of 4,201 people<3> (see below for details).

Winchester is 440 feet [134 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Winchester: (603)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Winchester had an population of 4,201 people. This is a decrease of 3.23% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.38% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Winchester had a population of 4,341 people (which is 5.63% of the total population of Cheshire County). This makes Winchester the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Winchester represents 0.33% of the population of New Hampshire (which has 1,316,470 people), making it the state's 84th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,341 people, the population of Winchester increased 4.75% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,144 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), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Manitoba, Maryland (4), Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Missouri (3), Nevada, 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.

  • Keene [Cheshire County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keene
    • Keene [Cheshire County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Winchester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,699 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keene
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keene<6>
  • Greenfield [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
    • Greenfield [Franklin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Winchester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,241 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield
  • Athol [Worcester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athol
    • Athol [Worcester County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Winchester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,698 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athol
  • Brattleboro [Windham County]
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    • Brattleboro [Windham County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Winchester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,257 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brattleboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brattleboro
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Winchendon [Worcester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchendon
      • Winchendon [Worcester County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Winchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,835 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchendon
    • Montague [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montague
      • Montague [Franklin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Winchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,203 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montague
    • Orange [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange
      • Orange [Franklin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Winchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,581 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
    • Swanzey [Cheshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swanzey
      • Swanzey [Cheshire County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Winchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,271 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swanzey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Swanzey<6>
    • Rindge [Cheshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rindge
      • Rindge [Cheshire County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Winchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,129 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rindge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rindge<6>
    • Jaffrey [Cheshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jaffrey
      • Jaffrey [Cheshire County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Winchester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,287 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jaffrey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaffrey
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jaffrey<6>

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 4 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 Rand McNally Map of New Hampshire (1912).

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 New Hampshire

About Cheshire County

About New Hampshire

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 Cheshire County: www.co.cheshire.nh.us/

The official website for State of New Hampshire: https://www.nh.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Hampshire's counties, including Cheshire, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<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>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 for our own planning, 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: 42.7734, Longitude: -72.3831       In this case, the coordinates for Winchester have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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