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Near Waynesboro in Wayne County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Winchester

 
 
Winchester Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 17, 2015
1. Winchester Marker
Inscription. About one mile to the west. Site of Patton’s Fort, 1813. Chartered 1818. Near old road from Natchez to Ga. Became a thriving trade center, serving as county seat until 1867.
 
Erected 1949 by the Mississippi Historical Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 31° 37.548′ N, 88° 35.277′ W. Marker is near Waynesboro, Mississippi, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Winchester Cross Road and U.S. 45, on the right when traveling east on Winchester Cross Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Winchester Cross Road, Waynesboro MS 39367, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. General James Patton (approx. 0.6 miles away); Philadelphus Church (approx. 4.7 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 4.8 miles away); First Auto Bank (approx. 4.8 miles away); Major General Ira Platt Swift (approx. 4.8 miles away); Lt. Jake W. Lindsey Highway (approx. 4.8 miles away); Wayne County War Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waynesboro.
 
Also see . . .
Viewing marker looking north on U.S. Highway 45 towards Waynesboro. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 17, 2015
2. Viewing marker looking north on U.S. Highway 45 towards Waynesboro.
 History of Ghost Town Winchester. (Submitted on January 18, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesRoads & Vehicles
 
Viewing marker looking south on U.S. Highway 45. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 17, 2015
3. Viewing marker looking south on U.S. Highway 45.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 18, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 18, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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