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Welcome to Williamston ...

The town of Williamston is located in Martin County<1> and is the County Seat for Martin County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Williamston has a population of 5,203 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Williamston is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Williamston: (252)

Websites for Williamston ...

Official Website: www.townofwilliamston.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Williamston had an population of 5,203 people. This is a decrease of 5.59% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.95% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Williamston had a population of 5,511 people (which is 22.49% of the total population of Martin County). This makes Williamston the county's most populous community.

The population of Williamston represents 0.06% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 124th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,511 people, the population of Williamston decreased 5.68% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,843 people).

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

Communities Also Named Williamston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Williamston - they are located in Alabama, Michigan, Ohio and South Carolina.

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

Communities near Williamston ...

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

  • Windsor (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor
    • Windsor lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Williamston and is located in Bertie County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,493 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windsor<6>
  • Plymouth (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
    • Plymouth lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Williamston and is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,332 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plymouth<6>
  • Bethel (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel
    • Bethel lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Williamston and is located in Pitt County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,614 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethel<6>
  • Robersonville (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robersonville
    • Robersonville lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Williamston and is located in Martin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,322 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robersonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robersonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Robersonville<6>
  • Lewiston Woodville (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewiston Woodville
    • Lewiston Woodville lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Williamston and is located in Bertie County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 473 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewiston Woodville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewiston Woodville
  • Jamesville (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamesville
    • Jamesville lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Williamston and is located in Martin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 440 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jamesville<6>
  • Hamilton (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamilton
    • Hamilton lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Williamston and is located in Martin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 363 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamilton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamilton<6>
  • Oak City (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak City
    • Oak City lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Williamston and is located in Martin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 281 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak City<6>
  • Parmele (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parmele
    • Parmele lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Williamston and is located in Martin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 253 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parmele have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parmele
  • Askewville (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Askewville
    • Askewville lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Williamston and is located in Bertie County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 216 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Askewville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Askewville

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Williamston. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Williamston.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Williamston ...

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

Adding Williamston to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Williamston on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

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

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About Martin County

About North Carolina

The official website for Williamston: www.townofwilliamston.com/

The official website for Martin County: www.martincountyncgov.com

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Martin, 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 Williamston.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Williamston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Williamston) 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 Williamston. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WilliamstonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Williamston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8494, Longitude: -77.0651       In this case, the coordinates for Williamston 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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