Winder is a city in Barrow County, Georgia, United States. The population was 14,099 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Barrow County.
The first syllable of Winder is pronounced like "wine". This city is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area.
Barrow County Courthouse
|Motto: "City of Opportunity"|
Location in Barrow County and the state of Georgia
Winder is located in central Barrow County at (33.996495, -83.720873). It is 20 miles (32 km) west of Athens and 50 miles (80 km) northeast of downtown Atlanta.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.9 square miles (33.5 km2), of which 12.4 square miles (32.2 km2) is land and 0.50 square miles (1.3 km2), or 3.97%, is water
The Barrow County Museum is located in the old Barrow County Jail, built around 1915. It features a hanging tower and jail cells.
Public schools are part of the Barrow County School District and include Winder-Barrow High School. The district consists of eight elementary schools, four middle schools, and two high schools. The district has 610 full-time teachers and over 9,362 students. The following is a list of schools featured in Winder.