Southern Mysteries Podcast

Episode 56 The Free State of Winston County

October 28, 2019

Alabama’s Free State of Winston was birthed out of a desire on the part of Winston Unionists to remain neutral during the Civil War. The movement would lead to complications, violence and generations later, a lingering question: Did Winston County secede from the state of Alabama? Learn more about the Free State of Winston and episode sources at

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MUSIC Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Panthernburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use ***Additional Music: “Moving On” by Wayne Jones; “Who Can Say” by 126ers; “Pink House” by Chris Haugen; "Ambient”, “Echoes of Time”, “Falling Rain”, “Virtues”, Ossuary 6” and “Heavy Heart” by Kevin McLeod.Licensed under Creative Commons