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Welcome to Williams ...

So far, we have found very little information about Williams. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Williams to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Williams, please Contact Us.


Williams would have been located within present day Thayer County.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Williams is 1,420 feet [433 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Williams was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Williams once stood is in the (402) and (531)<4> area codes.

Communities near Williams ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Fairbury   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of Williams

Located in Jefferson County

Belleville   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Williams

Located in Republic County (KS)

Hebron   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Williams

Deshler   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) of Williams

Chester   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) of Williams

Alexandria   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) of Williams

Daykin   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) of Williams

Located in Jefferson County

aka:; aka:   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Williams

Located in Washington County (KS)

Cuba   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) of Williams

Located in Republic County (KS)

Endicott   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) of Williams

Located in Jefferson County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Williams.

Communities Also Named Williams ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 61 communities that are also named Williams - they are located in Alabama (3), Arizona, Arkansas, California (3), Florida, Georgia (3), Indiana (4), Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (4), Louisiana (2), Maine, Manitoba, Maryland, Michigan (3), Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Montana (2), New Jersey, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina (3), Ohio, Oklahoma (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (4), South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Texas (5), Utah (2), Virginia (2) and West Virginia.

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

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Williams. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Williams. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Williams.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Williams:

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Thayer County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Thayer County: www.thayercounty.ne.gov/

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Williams, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Williams - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).

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<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- Williams) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Williams. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0567, Longitude: -97.4150     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Williams have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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