Winchester was supposedly named for the frontier rifle owned by most homesteaders who were lured to the area by the stands of timber.  When the Craig Mountain Lumber Co. came in to begin logging operations in 1910, the town's businesses moved to the new site.  Today the lumber mill is gone, but the 300 citizens survive on the business created by Winchester Lake State Park.  The park covers nearly 300 acres and is the only State Park in the county.  The lake provides year round fishing, a boat launch, RV hookups, and cross country ski trails in winter.  The first weekend in July brings Winchester Days with its fireworks over the lake and other lively entertainments.  A museum is open summer Sundays.




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