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Winder, Georgia

Winder, Georgia

Winder, Georgia, the county seat of Barrow County, was originally a settlement that was called “Jug Tavern”. According to sources, Winder was named for notable railroad builder and manager, John H. Winder and was incorporated in 1893. The county courthouse in Winder was built in 1920 and is listed under the National Register of Historic Places.

The Barrow County Museum is located in the old Barrow County Jail (circa 1915). This Gothic Revival building, features a hanging tower and jail cells. Located in the center of the town, the museum also offers a special collection on Senator Richard B. Russell and other photos and displays related to the county’s history.

One mile south of Winder, Georgia is Fort Yargo State Park, an 1,850-acre park with tennis, swimming, hiking, fishing, boating, golfing, and picnicking. The Georgia park is also notable for its Will-A-Way Recreation Center designed especially for the physically disabled.

Attractions and Entertainment
Fort Yargo State Park – FortYargoState Park is a Georgia state park located in Winder, Georgia.

Lodging – Winder, Georgia – Hotels & Motels
Hotels, Motels in Winder, Georgia – Review hotel photos, maps and amenities. Make hotel reservations. Multiple hotels and motels are listed in the Winder, GA area.

Community and News
Barrow County Chamber of Commerce – The Barrow Chamber of Commerce serves Winder and Barrow County, Georgia.

Government and Services

Health Services
Barrow Regional Medical Center
 – Barrow Regional Medical Center is located in Winder, Georgia, approximately 45 miles east of Atlanta and 20 miles west of Athens. Situated between two main corridors of transportation, I-85 and GA Hwy 316, Barrow Regional Medical Center serves a primary service area of approximately 50,000.

Industry and Professional
Gainesville Web Design
 – Gainesville Web Design offers website design and Internet marketing for clients in Gainesville, Braselton, Flowery Branch, Winder and other area surrounding Gainesville, GA.

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