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Welcome to Winchester ...

Winchester is located in Washakie County<1>.

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 1903.

Winchester is 4,230 feet [1,289 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Winchester is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Winchester lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Winchester: (307)

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, Idaho, 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 and Wisconsin (2).

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.

  • Worland
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Thermopolis
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
  • East Thermopolis
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Thermopolis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Thermopolis
    • East Thermopolis is located in Hot Springs County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 237 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on East Thermopolis
  • Kirby
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
  • Gebo ‑ Historic
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gebo
    • Gebo is located in Hot Springs County
  • Neiber ‑ Historic
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Neiber. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neiber
    • Neiber is located in Washakie County
  • Lucerne
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucerne
    • Lucerne is located in Hot Springs County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Lucerne
  • South Flat
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Flat
    • South Flat is located in Washakie County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on South Flat
  • McNutt
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for McNutt. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McNutt
    • McNutt is located in Washakie County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on McNutt
  • Airport Road
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Airport Road have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Airport Road
    • Airport Road is located in Washakie County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Airport Road

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.

We 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Winchester, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with 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.<6>

From that list, the Winchester post office opened in 1903.

We also found Winchester on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Wyoming (1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Winchester.

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 State of Wyoming: www.wyo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wyoming's counties, including Washakie, 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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Winchester - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

 

 

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