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Welcome to Willard ...

Willard is located in Seneca County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Willard, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1871.

Willard is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Communities Also Named Willard ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two New York communities named Willard: This one is located in Seneca County and the other is located in Chenango County.

Beyond New York, 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, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, 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.

  • Geneva
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Seneca Falls
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
  • Penn Yan
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
  • Waterloo
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
  • Trumansburg
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Dundee
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dundee have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Dundee is located in Yates County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,608 people
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dundee
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Dundee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dundee <3>
  • Union Springs
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Aurora
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Rushville
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
  • Interlaken
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)

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. 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.

Adding Willard to Our Gazetteer ...

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Willard was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Willard post office opened in 1871.

We also found Willard in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Willard.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Willard. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Seneca County:

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Seneca, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Willard - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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