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Welcome to Williston ...

The city of Williston is located in Fayette County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Williston has a population of 377 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Williston is 470 feet [143 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Williston lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Williston: (901)

Websites for Williston ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.fayettecountychamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Williston, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Williston had an population of 377 people. This is a decrease of 4.56% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.56% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Williston had a population of 395 people. This makes Williston the county's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 395 people, the population of Williston increased 15.84% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 341 people).

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

Adding Williston to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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, we also found mention of Williston elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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, South Carolina 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.

  • Collierville [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collierville
    • Collierville [Shelby County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Williston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 51,040 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collierville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collierville<6>
  • Arlington [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
    • Arlington [Shelby County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Williston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,743 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arlington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington<6>
  • Oakland [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
    • Oakland [Fayette County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Williston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,345 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
  • Feathers Chapel [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Feathers Chapel
    • Feathers Chapel [Fayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Williston
    • Estimated population in 2014: 7,102 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Feathers Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Feathers Chapel
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Whiteville [Hardeman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whiteville
      • Whiteville [Hardeman County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Williston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,456 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whiteville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whiteville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whiteville<6>
    • New Bethel [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Bethel
      • New Bethel [Fayette County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Williston
      • Estimated population in 2014: 3,324 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Bethel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Bethel
    • Somerville [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somerville
      • Somerville [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the north of Williston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,264 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somerville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Somerville<6>
    • Piperton [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piperton
      • Piperton [Fayette County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Williston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,986 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piperton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piperton
    • Mason [Tipton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason
      • Mason [Tipton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Williston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,531 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mason have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mason<6>
    • Rossville [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rossville
      • Rossville [Fayette County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Williston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 962 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rossville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rossville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rossville<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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Williston, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Williston.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Fayette County

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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 Fayette County: www.fayettetn.us/

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Fayette, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Williston.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Williston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 drawn from Point A (ie- Williston) 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 Williston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Williston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Williston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1582, Longitude: -89.3754       In this case, the coordinates for Williston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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