A long history of interesting characters

Back in 1810, Revolutionary War veteran General James Winchester and a handful of settlers made Winchester home. From legendary pioneer Davy Crockett to TV pioneer Dinah Shore, Winchester is a history-buffs paradise. Historic architecture. Early settlers. American Indians. Civil War. World Wars. Winchester has long history of interesting characters from the past.

General James Winchester

Winchester was named in honor of General James Winchester (February 26, 1752 - July 26, 1826), a soldier of the American Revolution, first Speaker of Tennessee Legislature, and a Brigadier General in the War of 1812. General Winchester's influence reached far and wide. He served on the state commission to regulate the Tennessee-Missouri boundary, and along with Andrew Jackson and John Overton, he founded the city of Memphis, Tennessee on May 22, 1819.

P1 Fulmer2 Si

Phillip Fulmer

A history of Phillip Fulmer


Dinah Shore

A history of Dinah Shore


Sir John Templeton

A history of Sir John Templeton