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Welcome to Williamsburg ...

The city of Williamsburg is located in Franklin County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Williamsburg has a population of 392 people<2> (see below for details).

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

The origin (or the toponymy) of Williamsburg: Named for William Schofield, an early settler in this area.

The city of Williamsburg was previously named Williamsburgh.

Williamsburg is 1,130 feet [344 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Williamsburg: (785)

The ZIP code for Williamsburg: 66095<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Williamsburg had an population of 392 people. This is a decrease of 1.26% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.68% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Williamsburg had a population of 397 people. This makes Williamsburg the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Williamsburg represents 0.01% of the population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 326th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 397 people, the population of Williamsburg increased 13.11% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 351 people).

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

Communities Also Named Williamsburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Kansas communities named Williamsburg: This one is located in Franklin County and the other is located in Brown County.

Beyond Kansas, there are 55 communities that are also named Williamsburg - they are located in Alabama (2), Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia (4), Idaho, Illinois (5), Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland (3), Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina (2), Ohio (3), Ontario (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (4), Tennessee (3), Texas (2), Utah, Virginia (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Williamsburg ...

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

  • Ottawa (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
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    • Ottawa lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Williamsburg and is located in Franklin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,334 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ottawa have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ottawa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ottawa<7>
  • Garnett (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garnett
    • Garnett lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Williamsburg and is located in Anderson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,258 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garnett have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garnett
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garnett<7>
  • Lyndon (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyndon
    • Lyndon lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Williamsburg and is located in Osage County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,013 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyndon have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Lyndon:
    • Osage Centre
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyndon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lyndon<7>
  • Pomona (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pomona
    • Pomona lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Williamsburg and is located in Franklin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 837 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pomona have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pomona
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pomona<7>
  • Waverly (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waverly
    • Waverly lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Williamsburg and is located in Coffey County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 537 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waverly have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waverly
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waverly<7>
  • Richmond (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
    • Richmond lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Williamsburg and is located in Franklin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 457 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richmond<7>
  • Quenemo (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quenemo
    • Quenemo lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Williamsburg and is located in Osage County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 372 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quenemo have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Quenemo:
    • Sac and Fox Agency
    • Quenemo has also been known as:
    • Quenemo Agency
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quenemo
  • Melvern (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melvern
    • Melvern lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Williamsburg and is located in Osage County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 368 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melvern have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Melvern has also been known as:
    • Melvin
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melvern
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Melvern<7>
  • Greeley (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greeley
    • Greeley lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Williamsburg and is located in Anderson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 302 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greeley have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Greeley:
    • Mount Gilead
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greeley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greeley<7>
  • Princeton (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeton
    • Princeton lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Williamsburg and is located in Franklin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 269 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Princeton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<7>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Williamsburg. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Williamsburg.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Williamsburg ...

Looking for more information about Williamsburg? 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 Williamsburg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Williamsburg.

Adding Williamsburg to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Williamsburg 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 Williamsburg was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

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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 Franklin, 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 Williamsburg.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Williamsburg - 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 Williamsburg). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Williamsburg 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 'straight-line' (or 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- Williamsburg) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Williamsburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WilliamsburgOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Williamsburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4803, Longitude: -95.4668    
<6>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.
<7>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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