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Welcome to Willis ...

The city of Willis is located in the Piney Woods (East Texas).

Willis is located in Montgomery County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Willis has a population of 7,053 people<2> (see below for details).

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

The community of Willis is 380 feet [116 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Willis: (936)

The ZIP codes for Willis: 77318, 77378<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Willis had an population of 7,053 people. This is an increase of 24.57% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 76.99% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Willis had a population of 5,662 people. This makes Willis the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Willis represents 0.02% of the population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 308th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,662 people, the population of Willis increased 42.08% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,985 people).

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

Communities Also Named Willis ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 20 communities that are also named Willis - they are located in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Montana (2), Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee (3), Virginia (2) and Washington.

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

Communities near Willis ...

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

  • Conroe (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conroe
    • Conroe lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Willis and is located in Montgomery County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 96,214 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conroe have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conroe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conroe<7>
  • Oak Ridge North (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Ridge North
    • Oak Ridge North lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Willis and is located in Montgomery County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,159 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Ridge North have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge North
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Ridge North<7>
  • Shenandoah (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shenandoah
    • Shenandoah lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Willis and is located in Montgomery County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,101 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shenandoah have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shenandoah
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shenandoah<7>
  • Montgomery (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
    • Montgomery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Willis and is located in Montgomery County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,639 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montgomery have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery<7>
  • Cut and Shoot (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cut and Shoot
    • Cut and Shoot lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Willis and is located in Montgomery County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,490 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cut and Shoot
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cut and Shoot<7>
  • New Waverly (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Waverly
    • New Waverly lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Willis and is located in Walker County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,073 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Waverly have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Waverly
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Waverly<7>
  • Chateau Woods (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chateau Woods
    • Chateau Woods lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Willis and is located in Montgomery County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chateau Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chateau Woods
  • Woodloch (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodloch
    • Woodloch lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Willis and is located in Montgomery County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 207 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodloch have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodloch
  • Danville (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
    • Danville was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the north of Willis and is located in Montgomery County
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Danville. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<8>
  • Elmina (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmina
    • Elmina lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Willis and is located in Walker County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmina

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Willis. See our Newspapers Page for Willis.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Willis ...

Looking for more information about Willis? 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 Willis, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Willis.

Adding Willis to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Willis on a map titled Road Map for Texas (from Shell Oil, 1956).

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Willis

Communities in Texas

About Montgomery County

About Texas

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

The official website for Montgomery County: www.co.montgomery.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Montgomery, 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 Willis.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Willis - 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 city (such as Willis). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Willis 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Willis) 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 Willis. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WillisOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Willis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4250, Longitude: -95.4801    
<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.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.




 

 

 

 

 


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