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Double Springs

DS is the county seat of Winston County. It is located in the western part of Smith Lake. In 1987, the “Dual Density” statue was erected in front of the courthouse. This is a statue of a soldier, half confederate and half Yankee. It represents Winston County’s dual affiliation during the American Civil War in which soldiers from within the county fought for both the Union and Confederate armies. Even though Winston County had soldiers on both sides, the county itself refused to secede from the union with the rest of Alabama. This movement became known as the Republic of Winston and remains a local legend to this day.

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