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History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Winchester is approximately 1,689 (1990), 2534 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 608 (1990), 769 (2010).
The amount of land area in Winchester is 12.655 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Winchester to Washington DC is 2364 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 417 miles. (as the crow flies)
Winchester is positioned 33.70 degrees north of the equator and 117.08 degrees west of the prime meridian.


near Temecula in southern California.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Winchester.

Here are some historical pictures of the area.

Winchester is the second oldest community in what is known as the San Jacinto Valley. Settlers arrived to what they would call Pleasant Valley in 1879. In 1886, the town site was plotted. The community also has a fine elementary school that has been located at the same site since the early 1890's
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Diamond Valley Lake
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

The patterson House Museum was built in 1891. The house is presently owned by The WINCHESTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PLEASANT VALLEY. The house is the oldest private residence still standing it what is now known as the community of Winchester.

The Winchester Train Station - built in 1890

The Winchester United Methodist Church - built in 1887.

Diamond Valley Lake and Domenigoni Reservoir

Other historic sites and museums in the area.
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Winchester City Government

Winchester is an unincorporated area of Riverside County. As such, it is governed by the Riverside County Board of Supervisors. The 3rd District serves the cities of Canyon Lake, Hemet and San Jacinto and the unincorporated areas of Anza, Aguanga, Idyllwild, Menifee Valley, Pinyon Pines, Valle Vista, Winchester and Wine Country. In 2005, the boundaries will expand to include the cities of Temecula and Murrieta. District office:
43950 Acacia Ave, Suite A
Hemet, California 92544
Phone: 951-791-3600
Fax: 951-791-3610

See our page for Riverside County for more county information and a link to the official Riverside County site.

Winchester Chamber

Winchester Chamber of Commerce
PO BOX 951
Winchester, CA 92596
Phone: (951) 926-8972

Winchester Community Events

2000, July 8
Time: 10:00 am
Place: Patterson House Museum
Mark this date and come join us at the Patterson House Museum. On this day, the Daughters of the Golden West will mark the Patterson House as a historical site. Refreshments will be served and tours will be available. A 12 x 24 inch granite marker will be placed on a used brick pedestal located in the front of the house.

Winchester Organizations

Winchester Chamber of Commerce
PO BOX 951
Winchester, CA 92596
Phone: (951) 926-8972

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