Winston, Georgia

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Winston, Georgia
Unincorporated community
Location in Douglas County and the state of Georgia
Location in Douglas County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°43′48″N 84°51′36″W / 33.73000°N 84.86000°W / 33.73000; -84.86000Coordinates: 33°43′48″N 84°51′36″W / 33.73000°N 84.86000°W / 33.73000; -84.86000
Country  United States
State  Georgia (U.S. state)
County  Douglas
Elevation 364.8 m (1,197 ft)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 30187
Area code(s) 770

Winston is an unincorporated community, formerly incorporated as a city, in southwestern Douglas County, Georgia, United States.

Winston is assigned the United States Postal Service ZIP code 30187. ZIP Code 30187 has segments in two counties, Carroll and Douglas.[1]

Winston is located at 33°44′N 84°52′W / 33.73°N 84.86°W / 33.73; -84.86[2] which is 33°43′48″N 84°51′36″W / 33.73000°N 84.86000°W / 33.73000; -84.86000.[3]

Parks[4][edit]

  • Clinton Nature Preserve, located at 8720 Ephesus Church Road one mile west of Post Road. The Post Road/Ephesus Church Road intersection is one-half mile south of the Post Road/Interstate 20 interchange. This 200-acre park was donated to Douglas County by Ms. Annie Mae Clinton. The park is required by Ms. Clinton's will to remain in its natural state as much as possible. The park contains nature trails, and open exploration areas. A half-mile walking track encircles the Junior League ADA accessible playground, the first of its kind in Douglas County. About one mile into the woods (by hiking), is the Carnes Cabin, a pre-Civil War residence, that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • F M Boatwright Memorial Park[5] 33°42"17.39'N 84°50"17.39'W (33.7048306, -84.8441054), Feature ID: 1686482
  • Post Road Park, located on Post Road, one mile south of the Post Road/I-20 interchange, includes a football field, two softball fields, concession stands, restrooms, and a small playground.[6]
  • Winston Park, located adjacent to Winston Elementary School on Bankhead Highway just east of its intersection with Post Road, includes a playground, seven youth baseball fields, two lighted tennis courts, a concession stand, and a meeting room.[7]

Public schools[edit]

Winston is home to schools operated by the Douglas County School System.

  • Mason Creek Elementary School[8] "Wolf Cubs"
  • Mason Creek Middle School[9] "Wolves"
  • Winston Elementary School[10] "Wildcats"

Private School(s)[edit]

  • Winston Academy (child care center)[11]

Career schools and colleges[edit]

These career/technical schools/colleges/universities are local to Winston:

  • Strayer University - Douglasville[12]
  • Vogue Beauty School[13] (Hiram, GA)

Libraries[edit]

Libraries are located in the neighboring communities of Douglasville, Villa Rica, Lithia Springs, Hiram, and Dallas.

Buildings in the National Register of Historic Places[edit]

The John Thomas Carnes Family Log House (c. 1828), NRIS Number: 01000762, is located at: Clinton Nature Preservem, 8270 Ephesus Church Rd., Winston, GA[14]


Politics[edit]

The 2004 Presidential Election results in Douglas County, Georgia were represented by 61% Republicans (Bush/Cheney), 38% Democrats (Kerry/Edwards), and 1% Other.[15] The 2008 Presidential Election results in Douglas County, Georgia were represented by 50.41% Democrats (Obama/Biden), 48.58% Republicans (McCain/Palin), 0.76% Libertarians (Barr/Root) and 0.26% Other.[16] The 2010 Senatorial General Election Data for Douglas County, Georgia were represented by 54% (20,056 votes) Republicans (Isakson), 43.7% (16,249 votes) Democrats (Thurmond), and 2.3% (858 votes) Other.[17] The 2010 Gubernatorial General Election results in Douglas County, Georgia were represented by 49.13% (18,425 votes)Republicans (Nathan Deal), 46.99% (17,622 votes) Democrats (Roy E. Barnes), 3.86% (1,448 votes) Libertarians (John H. Monds), and 0.01% (4 votes) Other.[18]

Weather[edit]

Although the Winston-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Georgia's state average (It is 97% below the overall U.S. average.), [19] its historical tornado activity is above the state average (It is 135% greater than the overall U.S. average.). [20]

A look out of a typical back door in Winston at 7:35 a.m. on 26th December 2010.

735aSun26Dec2010

There seems to be even more snow and ice on Tuesday, the 11th of January 2011! It melted off the trees and refroze on the ground.

Tue11Jan2011

A resident looks at a washed out road near Winston.[21]

National Weather Service : Observations : Winston, GA from NOAA.gov website

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winston, GA 30187". Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Winston, Georgia (GA 30187) profile: population, maps, real estate, averages, homes, statistics, relocation, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, moving, houses, sex offenders, news, sex offenders". Retrieved 29 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "GeoHack - Winston". Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Douglas County Georgia Parks". Retrieved 9 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "F M Boatwright Memorial Park (in Douglas County, GA)". Retrieved 9 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "Post Road Park". Celebrate Douglas County, Georgia. Retrieved 9 May 2010. 
  7. ^ "Winston Park". Celebrate Douglas County, Georgia. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  8. ^ "Mason Creek Elementary School". Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  9. ^ "Mason Creek Middle School". Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  10. ^ "Winston Elementary School". Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  11. ^ "Winston Academy - Home". Retrieved 9 May 2010. 
  12. ^ "Strayer University - Douglasville - Douglasville, GA 30135". Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  13. ^ "Vogue Beauty School - Hiram, GA 30141". Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  14. ^ "John Thomas Carnes House". tomitronics.com. Retrieved 30 April 2010. 
  15. ^ "Winston, Georgia". city-data.com. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  16. ^ "2008 Presidential General Election Results - Douglas County, GA". USElectionAtlas.org. Retrieved 30 April 2010. 
  17. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections - Data Graphs". USElectionAtlas.org. Retrieved 10 January 2011. 
  18. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections - State Data". USElectionAtlas.org. Retrieved 10 January 2011. 
  19. ^ "Winston, Georgia (GA 30187) profile: population, maps, real estate, averages, homes, statistics, relocation, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, moving, houses, sex offenders, news, sex offenders". City-data.com. Retrieved 2010-04-03. 
  20. ^ "Winston, Georgia (GA 30187) profile: population, maps, real estate, averages, homes, statistics, relocation, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, moving, houses, sex offenders, news, sex offenders". City-data.com. Retrieved 2010-04-03. 
  21. ^ "Editorial: Georgia's deadly flooding". NOLA.com. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 

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