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Welcome to Williston ...

The city of Williston is located in Levy County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Williston has a population of 2,735 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Williston.

Williston is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Williston lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Williston: (352)

The ZIP code for Williston: 32696<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Williston had an population of 2,735 people. This is a decrease of 1.19% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19.07% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Williston had a population of 2,768 people (which is 6.78% of the total population of Levy County). This makes Williston the county's most populous community.

The population of Williston represents 0.01% of the population of Florida (which has 18,801,310 people), making it the state's 256th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,768 people, the population of Williston increased 20.51% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,297 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Williston.

Adding Williston to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Williston in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Williston elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Williston on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Williston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Williston - they are located in Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Vermont.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Williston.

Communities near Williston ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Williston.

  • Gainesville [Alachua County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gainesville
    • Gainesville [Alachua County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Williston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 133,997 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gainesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gainesville<6>
  • Archer [Alachua County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Archer
    • Archer [Alachua County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Williston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,198 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Archer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Archer<6>
  • Bronson [Levy County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bronson
    • Bronson [Levy County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Williston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,147 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bronson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bronson<6>
  • Micanopy [Alachua County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Micanopy
    • Micanopy [Alachua County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Williston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 635 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Micanopy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Micanopy<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Reddick [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reddick
      • Reddick [Marion County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Williston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 551 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reddick
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reddick<6>
    • McIntosh [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McIntosh
      • McIntosh [Marion County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Williston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 496 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McIntosh
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McIntosh<6>
    • Williston Highlands [Levy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williston Highlands
      • Williston Highlands [Levy County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Williston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williston Highlands have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williston Highlands
    • Morriston [Levy County]
    • East Bronson [Levy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Bronson
      • East Bronson [Levy County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Williston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Bronson
    • Heijahs Town [Marion County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heijahs Town
      • Heijahs Town [Marion County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Williston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heijahs Town have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Williston. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Williston.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Williston. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Williston.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Williston. See our Newspapers Page for Williston.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Williston ...

Looking for more information about Williston? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Williston, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Williston.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Williston. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Levy County: www.levycounty.org/

The official website for State of Florida: www.myflorida.com/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Florida's counties, including Levy, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Williston.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Williston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Williston). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Williston or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Williston) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Williston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Williston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Williston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.3874, Longitude: -82.4473    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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