Winston County is named in honor of the first governor of Alabama to be born in the state. This mountainous county is home to the William Bankhead National Forest and the Sipsey Wilderness, the state’s first national wilderness area. It is also home to one of the longest natural bridges east of the Rocky Mountains. Haleyville is where the first 9-1-1 emergency telephone system in the U.S. was implemented. In Double Springs, a statue the courthouse highlights the region’s affiliation with both Union and Confederate sympathizers during the Civil War; the Union supporting members of the county wanted to secede from the state and the Confederacy.