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Welcome to Willard ...

The city of Willard is located in the Missouri Ozarks.

Willard is located in Greene County<1>.

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 5,632 people<3> (see below for details).

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

The community of Willard is 1,210 feet [369 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Willard lies within the (417) area code.

The ZIP code for Willard: 65781<5>

Websites for Willard ...

Official Website: www.cityofwillard.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Willard had an population of 5,632 people. This is an increase of 6.51% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 76.39% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Willard had a population of 5,288 people. This makes Willard the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Willard represents 0.09% of the total population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 124th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,288 people, the population of Willard increased 65.61% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,193 people).

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

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

We also found Willard on a Rand McNally Map of Missouri (1897).

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

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, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Manitoba, Michigan, 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.

  • Springfield [Greene County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springfield
    • Springfield [Greene County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Willard
    • Estimated population in 2019: 167,882 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springfield<7>
  • Nixa [Christian County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nixa
    • Nixa [Christian County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Willard
    • Estimated population in 2019: 22,515 people
    • Former name for Nixa:
    • Faught
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nixa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nixa<7>
  • Republic [Greene County]
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    • Republic [Greene County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Willard
    • Estimated population in 2019: 16,938 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Republic have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Republic
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Republic<7>
  • Battlefield [Greene County]
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    • Battlefield [Greene County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Willard
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,622 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Battlefield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Battlefield
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Clever [Christian County]
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      • Clever [Christian County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Willard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,770 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clever have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clever
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clever<7>
    • Strafford [Greene County]
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      • Strafford [Greene County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Willard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,460 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strafford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strafford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Strafford<7>
    • Fair Grove [Greene County]
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      • Fair Grove [Greene County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Willard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,529 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fair Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fair Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fair Grove<7>
    • Ash Grove [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ash Grove
      • Ash Grove [Greene County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Willard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,444 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ash Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ash Grove<7>
    • Billings [Christian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Billings
      • Billings [Christian County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Willard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,111 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Billings have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Billings
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Billings<7>
    • Fremont Hills [Christian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fremont Hills
      • Fremont Hills [Christian County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Willard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 922 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fremont Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fremont Hills

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. Our list includes 4 papers. 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.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Missouri

About Greene County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Willard: www.cityofwillard.org/

The official website for Greene County: www.greenecountymo.org/

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Greene, 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>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 Willard). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Willard or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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, 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Willard

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Willard. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2946, Longitude: -93.4166       In this case, the coordinates for Willard have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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