Winchester (Virginia)


Winchester is an independent city in Virginia, USA, with 25 119 inhabitants. It is the seat of Frederick County, which completely surrounds the city. In the Civil War the city was in TIGHTEST COMPETITIONS area; overall they changed hands during the fighting 72 times.


The city has an area of 9.3 km ², almost the entire surface is land.


  • David Arquette, actor
  • Brian Benben, actor
  • Richard Evelyn Byrd, polar explorer
  • John S. Carlile, politicians
  • Willa Cather, writer
  • Charles Magill Conrad, politicians
  • James William Denver, politicians
  • Hamilton Gamble, politicians
  • Burr Powell Harrison, politicians
  • Frederick Holliday, politicians
  • John Kirby, a jazz musician
  • John Otho Marsh, politicians
  • Rick Santorum, politicians
  • James Wood, politicians

Population Development

¹ 1980 - 2000: census results; 2005: Updating the U.S. Census Bureau