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Welcome to Willard ...

The city of Willard is primarily located in Shawnee County<1>. A portion of Willard extends into Wabaunsee County.

The location of Willard has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Willard has a population of 90 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Willard is 920 feet [280 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Willard lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Willard: (785)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Willard had an population of 90 people. This is a decrease of 2.17% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.65% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Willard had a population of 92 people. This makes Willard the county's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 92 people, the population of Willard increased 6.98% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 86 people).

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

Communities Also Named Willard ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 32 communities that are also named Willard - they are located in Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois (2), Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Manitoba, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York (2), North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon (2), Tennessee, Utah (2), Virginia (3), Washington (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Willard ...

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

  • Topeka [Shawnee County]
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    • Topeka [Shawnee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Willard
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 124,558 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Topeka
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Topeka<6>
  • Saint Marys [Pottawatomie County]
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    • Saint Marys [Pottawatomie County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Willard
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,652 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Marys have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Saint Marys:
    • Saint Mary's Mission
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Marys
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Marys<6>
  • Silver Lake [Shawnee County]
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    • Silver Lake [Shawnee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Willard
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,395 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Silver Lake:
    • Hallet
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silver Lake<6>
  • Auburn [Shawnee County]
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    • Auburn [Shawnee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Willard
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,203 people
    • Former name for Auburn:
    • Brownsville
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Alma [Wabaunsee County]
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      • Alma [Wabaunsee County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Willard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 776 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alma<6>
    • Hoyt [Jackson County]
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      • Hoyt [Jackson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Willard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 629 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoyt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoyt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoyt<6>
    • Maple Hill [Wabaunsee County]
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      • Maple Hill [Wabaunsee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Willard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 599 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Maple Hill:
      • Maplehill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maple Hill<6>
    • Eskridge [Wabaunsee County]
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      • Eskridge [Wabaunsee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Willard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 502 people
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    • McFarland [Wabaunsee County]
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      • McFarland [Wabaunsee County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Willard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 250 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McFarland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McFarland
    • Paxico [Wabaunsee County]
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      • Paxico [Wabaunsee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Willard
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 211 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paxico
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paxico<6>

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 Willard. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Willard.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Willard. 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 Willard.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Willard ...

Looking for more information about Willard? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Willard, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Willard.

Adding Willard to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Willard was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Willard on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911).

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

Mentions & References for Willard

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About Shawnee County

About Kansas

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

The official website for Shawnee County: www.co.shawnee.ks.us/

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Shawnee, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Willard.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Willard - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Willard) 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 Willard. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WillardOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Willard. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0939, Longitude: -95.9433       In this case, the coordinates for Willard have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.

 

 

 

 

 


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