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Alabama Bronze Map

A Guide to the Images of the Bronze Map on the Lawn of the Alabama Department of Archives and History

image from Bronze Map: 'Winston Follows Its Own Path'

 

68. Winston Follows Its Own Path

Winston County

 

Many Alabamians in the Hill Country did not support the call for secession or the South's position in the Civil War. In Winston County in 1861 a large group of citizens met at Looney's Tavern to express their neutrality, and the legend of the "Free State of Winston" was born.