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The postoffice at Winchester was named for R. S. Winchester, a rancher and postmaster. When the railroad came through, Winchester objected to having his name on the boxcar that served as a station. So, the railroad officials named the railroad station Chatham. There are still homes around the Winchester area, but no businesses or post office.
Travel South from Worland on US Hyw 20 about 16 miles, until you reach the Winchester Oil Tank Farm. On the right, or west there is a single tank, and just past that you leave the highway pavement and go through a fence. Please close the gate behind you. Follow a dirt road up the hills until you come to a fork in the road. Bear right on a dirt trail, observing the fenced cemetery in front of you. It is .9 miles from the highway to the cemetery, which is on a gravel knoll, and there is a metal gate with the name WINCHESTER above it. The cemetery is about 100' by 75' in size and there is plenty of room for more people. It is a beautiful place and if you are there at sundown, you will see the golden sky of sunset against the mountains on one side and the moonrise against the spectacular blue and white hues of the Big Horn Mountains on the other side. The moon will appear to be so large it will take your breath away.
This was supposed to be a Winchester family cemetery. Their family are mostly on the front row. They allowed others to be buried there. At one time they requested that the cemetery remain with sagebrush and grasses so it would always look like the country did when they first came. Other than the fence, put up by Roy Purvis, it has been left alone.