Winston County is located in the northwestern part of the state, in the Appalachian foothills. It currently encompasses 614 square miles and the county contains rich mineral deposits. Today a large portion of the county os part of the William B. Bankhead National Forest. The county seat is located in Double Springs. The county gained notoriety during the Civil War due to its reluctance to support the Confederacy. Check out the Sipsey River Trail, Bankhead National Forest, Lewis Smith Lake and the Natural Bridge Park.
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