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Welcome to Williston ...

The town of Williston is located in Barnwell County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Williston has a population of 2,925 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Williston.

Williston is 350 feet [107 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Williston: (803)

The ZIP code for Williston: 29853<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Williston had an population of 2,925 people. This is a decrease of 6.82% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.55% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Williston had a population of 3,139 people (which is 13.88% of the total population of Barnwell County). This makes Williston the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Williston represents 0.07% of the total population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 86th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,139 people, the population of Williston decreased 5.08% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,307 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Williston.

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 Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, 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.

  • Barnwell [Barnwell County]
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    • Barnwell [Barnwell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Williston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,260 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnwell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barnwell<6>
  • Denmark [Bamberg County]
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    • Denmark [Bamberg County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Williston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,902 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denmark
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denmark<6>
  • New Ellenton [Aiken County]
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    • New Ellenton [Aiken County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Williston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,186 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Ellenton<6>
  • Blackville [Barnwell County]
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    • Blackville [Barnwell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Williston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,173 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blackville<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wagener [Aiken County]
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      • Wagener [Aiken County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Williston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 845 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wagener<6>
    • Springfield [Orangeburg County]
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      • Springfield [Orangeburg County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Williston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 477 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springfield<6>
    • Salley [Aiken County]
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      • Salley [Aiken County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Williston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 419 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salley<6>
    • Hilda [Barnwell County]
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      • Hilda [Barnwell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Williston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 408 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hilda<6>
    • Neeses [Orangeburg County]
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      • Neeses [Orangeburg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Williston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 338 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Neeses<6>
    • Norway [Orangeburg County]
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      • Norway [Orangeburg County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Williston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 304 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norway<6>

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 South Carolina (1911).

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

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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 State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including Barnwell, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Williston.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Williston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Williston). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Williston or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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 for your convenience: 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: 33.4012, Longitude: -81.4213    
<6>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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