Winston County, Alabama

county in Alabama, United States

Winston County is a county in the U.S. state of Alabama. As of the 2020 census, the population was 23,540.[1] Its county seat is Double Springs.[2] It was also known as Hancock County before 1858,[3] the county is named in honor of John A. Winston, the fifteenth Governor of Alabama.

Winston County was founded under the name Hancock County on February 12, 1850.


  1. "QuickFacts: Winston County, Alabama". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 8, 2023.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. "ACES Winston County Office" (links/history), Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), 2007, webpage: ACES-Winston.