Winchester, just a stone’s throw away from Nashville, Chattanooga and
Huntsville, is a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of
the nearby big city. Winchester, where you can soak up the sun, fish for
your dinner by the lake or find a great bargain shopping, is a great
place to enjoy the life you’ve worked so hard for.
Tims Ford Dam along the Elk River helped bring about the wonderful
lifestyle around 1966, with the project completed in 1972 and making
recreation the number one ‘thing to do’ in Winchester. Great boating and
fishing for bass on a lazy weekend after a hard work week waits for
you, so come give us a look see, you’ll love it! The next thing you
know, you’ll be contacting your Realtor to find you that perfect house
that’s just waiting for you!
Created as the seat of justice for Franklin County, Winchester came into being by an act of the Tennessee Legislature in 1809.
From legendary frontier man Davy Crockett to Dinah Shore, Winchester
is a place anyone who loves history can call paradise. Historic
architecture, the early settler’s stories, Native Americans, and three
wars have left their long and interesting historic marks on Winchester.
Named for James Winchester, an American Revolutionary soldier and
also the first Speaker of the Tennessee Legislature, Winchester became a
Brigadier General in the War of 1812. Also of note is The Mary Sharp
College (originally the Tennessee and Alabama Female Institute), founded
in 1851 and offering a unique curriculum for the day, with classes
modeled after what was being taught at such prestigious schools like
Amherst, Brown and the University of Virginia.
Occupied by first the Confederate Army then Union troops during the
Civil War, it lay on the line of retreat to Chattanooga during the
campaign on 1863. Today, Winchester has grown to a community who enjoys
the leisure activities of boating and fishing, basking in the sun and
appreciating the quiet lifestyle after the long work week.
Just eight miles from Winchester, Circle E offers 120 miles of marked
trails where you can enjoy majestic views of mountains, caves,
waterfalls and all kind of wildlife.
To learn more, visit: www.circleeguestranch.com
Tims Ford State Park, located on the Tims Ford Reservoir in the
rolling hills of southern middle Tennessee, is an outstanding
recreational area and fishing paradise. Long before the construction of
Tims Ford Dam on the headwaters of the Elk River, the area was used
extensively by the Indians as a hunting and fishing territory.
Archaeological excavations uncovered numerous artifacts and occupational
sites, indicating that man had occupied the area as much as 10,000 to
12,000 years ago.
The 10,700-acre Tims Ford Lake is one of the most picturesque in
Tennessee and is regarded as one of the top bass fishing and
recreational lakes in the Southeast.