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Upcoming Events:
  • Subject: Servsafe - Cullman
    Time: 8:00 AM -
    Location: Cullman County Extension Cullman 402 Arnold St
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety & Quality
    09/15 - Servsafe - Cullman
  • Subject: Specialty Fruit Class
    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Location: 1742 Tally Ho Street, Cullman Al 35055
    Calendar: ACES Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    09/17 - Specialty Fruit Class
  • Subject: Servsafe - Cullman
    Time: 8:00 AM -
    Location: Cullman County Extension Cullman 402 Arnold St
    Calendar: ACES Food Safety & Quality
    09/22 - Servsafe - Cullman
  • Subject: North Region Forestry Field Day/Landowner Tour
    Time: 8:45 AM - 1:45 PM
    Location: 7851 County Road 35, Bremen, Al
    Calendar: ACES Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resource Mngt.
    Event Website
    10/08 - North Region Forestry Field Day/Landowner Tour
  • Subject: Lunch and Learn - Japanese Garden of Mobile
    Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Location: 1070 Schillinger Road North, Mobile, AL 36608
    Calendar: ACES Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests
    10/19 - Lunch and Learn - Japanese Garden of Mobile


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Winston County Extension Office


Meet the Staff & Directions
Office Hours: 7:30-12:00; 12:30-4:00
Michael Henshaw
County Extension Coordinator
P.O. Box 69
Double Springs, AL 35553
Phone: (205) 489-5376
Fax: (205) 489-3521

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Winston County

 

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About Winston County

Welcome to the Winston County Office of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

Winston County was created as Hancock County Feb. 12, 1850, from territory formerly in Walker County. It was named for Gov. John Hancock of Massachusetts. On Jan. 22, 1858, the name was changed to honor Alabama Gov. John A. Winston.

Located in the northwestern part of the state, Winston County is in the Appalachian foothills and contains rich mineral deposits. Today, a large portion of the county is part of the William B. Bankhead National Forest. The county seat is Double Springs. The county gained notoriety during the Civil War for its reluctance to support the Confederacy or the Union, hence the nickname "Free State of Winston."

The major agricultural crops are poultry, beef cattle and forestry. Manufactured housing is the largest industry.

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