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Welcome to Williams ...

Williams is located in Salt Lake County<1>.

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

Williams is 4,420 feet [1,347 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Williams is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Williams lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Williams: (801) & (385)<4>

Adding Williams 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 Williams in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Williams 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 Williams on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Williams ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Utah communities named Williams: This one is located in Salt Lake County and the other is located in Weber County.

Beyond Utah, there are 61 communities that are also named Williams - they are located in Alabama (3), Arizona, Arkansas, California (3), Florida, Georgia (3), Indiana (4), Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (4), Louisiana (2), Maine, Manitoba, Maryland, Michigan (3), Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Montana (2), Nebraska, New Jersey, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina (3), Ohio, Oklahoma (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (4), South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Texas (5), Virginia (2) and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Williams ...

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

  • Salt Lake City [Salt Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Lake City
    • Salt Lake City [Salt Lake County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<5> to the northwest of Williams
    • Estimated population in 2019: 200,567 people
    • Former name for Salt Lake City:
    • Great Salt Lake City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Lake City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salt Lake City<6>
  • West Valley City [Salt Lake County]
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    • West Valley City [Salt Lake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Williams
    • Estimated population in 2019: 135,248 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Valley City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Valley City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Valley City<6>
  • West Jordan [Salt Lake County]
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    • West Jordan [Salt Lake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Williams
    • Estimated population in 2019: 116,480 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Jordan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Jordan<6>
  • Sandy [Salt Lake County]
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    • Sandy [Salt Lake County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Williams
    • Estimated population in 2019: 96,380 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sandy<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • South Jordan [Salt Lake County]
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      • South Jordan [Salt Lake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Williams
      • Estimated population in 2019: 76,598 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Jordan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Jordan<6>
    • Millcreek [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millcreek
      • Millcreek [Salt Lake County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<5> to the south of Williams
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millcreek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millcreek
    • Taylorsville [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
      • Taylorsville [Salt Lake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Williams
      • Estimated population in 2019: 59,805 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville<6>
    • Herriman [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herriman
      • Herriman [Salt Lake County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Williams
      • Estimated population in 2019: 51,348 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herriman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Herriman<6>
    • Murray [Salt Lake County]
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      • Murray [Salt Lake County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Williams
      • Estimated population in 2019: 48,917 people
      • Murray has also been known as:
      • Murray City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murray<6>
    • Draper [Salt Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Draper
      • Draper [Salt Lake County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Williams
      • Estimated population in 2019: 48,587 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Draper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Draper<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 Williams. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Williams.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Williams ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Salt Lake County: www.slco.org/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Utah's counties, including Salt Lake, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Williams - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (385) is an overlay for area code (801).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Williams) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Williams. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7338, Longitude: -111.8535       In this case, the coordinates for Williams 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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