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Welcome to Williston ...

Williston is located in Erie County<1>.

Williston is 990 feet [302 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The telephone area code for Williston: (716)

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, North Carolina, 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.

  • Buffalo [Erie County]
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    • Buffalo [Erie County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the west of Williston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 254,479 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<4>
  • Amherst [Erie County]
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    • Amherst [Erie County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northwest of Williston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 125,967 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amherst have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Cheektowaga [Erie County]
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    • Cheektowaga [Erie County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the northwest of Williston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,452 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheektowaga have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Hamburg [Erie County]
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    • Hamburg [Erie County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the west of Williston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,800 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamburg have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • West Seneca [Erie County]
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      • West Seneca [Erie County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the west of Williston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,117 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Seneca have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lancaster [Erie County]
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      • Lancaster [Erie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the northwest of Williston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,325 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lancaster have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Clarence [Erie County]
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      • Clarence [Erie County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the northwest of Williston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,026 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarence have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Orchard Park [Erie County]
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      • Orchard Park [Erie County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Williston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,713 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchard Park have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Park
    • Lackawanna [Erie County]
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      • Lackawanna [Erie County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the west of Williston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,632 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lackawanna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lackawanna<4>
    • Depew [Erie County]
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      • Depew [Erie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northwest of Williston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,940 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Depew
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Depew<4>

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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Williston, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on 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 in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Williston on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of New York

About Erie County

About New York

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 Erie County: www.erie.gov/

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 Erie, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Williston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 from Point A (ie- Williston) 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 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: 42.8276, Longitude: -78.5165    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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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