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Winchester, Kentucky
Winchester, Kentucky

Winchester is the seat of Clark county and is located at the junction of US 60, KY 627, and KY 89. It is also served by I-64 and is at the western end of the Mountain Parkway. It was founded in 1793 with the new county on the land of John Baker and named for his hometown in Virginia. The area had been known as Baker's Spring. Winchester was incorporated in 1793. The Winchester post office opened in 1803. The population in 2010 was 18,368.

Photo of the Clark County Courthouse
The Clark County Court House in Winchester.

Winchester was the home of Kentucky Wesleyan College, established in Millersburg in 1860, from 1890 to 1954, when it moved to Owensboro. The campus was used by Southeastern Christian College, which was established in Louisville as the Kentucky Bible College. It closed in 1979 and the former campus is now a city park.

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