Winston County has a unique history. Known as the Free State of Winston, the county refused to secede from the Union and wanted to remain neutral during the Civil War. Much of the county is rural, and Bankhead National Forest makes up about 75% of the county. The forest has hiking trails, picnic spots, and beautiful waterfalls.

1.     911 Festival in Haleyville – www.haleyvillechamber.org/Haleyville-Area-Chamber-of-Commerce/blog/haleyville-911-festival-june-3-4-2016

2.     Bankhead National Forest – www.fs.usda.gov/detail/alabama/about-forest/districts/?cid=fsbdev3_002553

3.     Dual Destiny Monument – www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/article/m-6321

4.     Houston Jail – www.northalabama.org/do/museums-historic-places/detail/houston-historic-jail

5.     Incident at Looney’s Tavern – www.netstate.com/states/symb/dramas/al_outdoor_musical_drama.htm

6.     Kinlock and Turkey Foot Falls – www.northalabama.org/content/uploads/general_content/NorthAL_Waterfalls.pdf

7.     Lakeshore Marina & Inn – www.lakeshoreinnandmarina.com

8.     Pat Buttram Festival – www.northalabama.org/do/festivals-events/detail/pat-buttram-days-festival

9.     Natural Bridge – www.naturalbridgeal.com/ownpark.html