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Welcome to Williston ...

Williston is located in Carteret County<1>.

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

Williston is near sea level<3>.

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

The area code for Williston: (252)

Communities Also Named Williston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Williston - they are located in Florida, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, 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.

  • Morehead City [Carteret County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morehead City
    • Morehead City [Carteret County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the west of Williston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,669 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morehead City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morehead City<5>
  • Beaufort [Carteret County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaufort
    • Beaufort [Carteret County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Williston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,491 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaufort have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaufort
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaufort<5>
  • Atlantic Beach [Carteret County]
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    • Atlantic Beach [Carteret County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Williston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,515 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atlantic Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atlantic Beach<5>
  • Pine Knoll Shores [Carteret County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Knoll Shores
    • Pine Knoll Shores [Carteret County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the west of Williston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,315 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Knoll Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Knoll Shores
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Knoll Shores<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Oriental [Pamlico County]
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      • Oriental [Pamlico County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Williston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 860 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oriental have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oriental
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oriental<5>
    • Gloucester [Carteret County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gloucester
      • Gloucester [Carteret County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Williston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gloucester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gloucester
    • Marshallberg [Carteret County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshallberg
      • Marshallberg [Carteret County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the south of Williston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshallberg
    • Bettie [Carteret County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bettie
      • Bettie [Carteret County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the west of Williston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bettie
    • Straits [Carteret County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Straits
      • Straits [Carteret County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southwest of Williston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Straits
    • Stacy [Carteret County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stacy
      • Stacy [Carteret County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Williston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stacy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stacy

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.

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

Adding Williston to Our Gazetteer ...

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, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Williston was on a map titled Map of North Carolina (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

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About Carteret County

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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 Carteret County: www.co.carteret.nc.us/

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 Carteret, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Williston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Williston) 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 Williston. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WillistonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Williston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7893, Longitude: -76.5052       In this case, the coordinates for Williston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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