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Welcome to Williamsburg ...

Williamsburg is located in Kings County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Williamsburg, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

Williamsburg is near sea level<3>.

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

Communities Also Named Williamsburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 55 communities that are also named Williamsburg - they are located in Alabama (2), Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia (4), Idaho, Illinois (5), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maine, Maryland (3), Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Mexico, North Carolina (2), Ohio (3), Ontario (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (4), Tennessee (3), Texas (2), Utah, Virginia (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Williamsburg ...

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

  • Bronx [Bronx County]
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    • Bronx [Bronx County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Williamsburg
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,385,108 people
    • Bronx has also been known as:
    • Bronx
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bronx
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bronx<5>
  • Hempstead [Nassau County]
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    • Hempstead [Nassau County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Williamsburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 764,055 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hempstead have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hempstead
  • Newark [Essex County]
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    • Newark [Essex County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the west of Williamsburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 282,520 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
  • Jersey City [Hudson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jersey City
    • Jersey City [Hudson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the west of Williamsburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 262,664 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jersey City
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    • North Hempstead [Nassau County]
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      • North Hempstead [Nassau County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Williamsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 230,379 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hempstead have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Hempstead
    • Yonkers [Westchester County]
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      • Yonkers [Westchester County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the north of Williamsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 200,040 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yonkers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yonkers<5>
    • Paterson [Passaic County]
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      • Paterson [Passaic County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Williamsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 144,801 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paterson
    • Elizabeth [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth
      • Elizabeth [Union County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the west of Williamsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 128,382 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
    • Clifton [Passaic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
      • Clifton [Passaic County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Williamsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,025 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
    • New Rochelle [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Rochelle
      • New Rochelle [Westchester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Williamsburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,973 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Rochelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Rochelle<5>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Williamsburg. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Williamsburg.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Williamsburg ...

Looking for more information about Williamsburg? 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 Williamsburg, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Williamsburg.

Adding Williamsburg to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for New York

About Kings County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Kings, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Williamsburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Williamsburg) 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 Williamsburg. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WilliamsburgOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Williamsburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7104, Longitude: -73.9567       In this case, the coordinates for Williamsburg 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.
<6>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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