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Welcome to Willis ...

Willis is located in Floyd County<1>.

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

Willis is 2,720 feet [829 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Willis is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

The telephone area code for Willis: (540)

Communities Also Named Willis ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Virginia communities named Willis: This one is located in Floyd County and the other is located in Russell County.

Beyond Virginia, 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), Texas 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.

  • Christiansburg [Montgomery County]
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    • Christiansburg [Montgomery County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the north of Willis
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,399 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Christiansburg<5>
  • Radford [Radford City]
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    • Radford [Radford City] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the north of Willis
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,255 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Radford<5>
  • Hillsville [Carroll County]
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    • Hillsville [Carroll County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Willis
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,686 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsville<5>
  • Stuart [Patrick County]
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    • Stuart [Patrick County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southeast of Willis
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,261 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stuart<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Floyd [Floyd County]
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      • Floyd [Floyd County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Willis
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 444 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floyd
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Floyd<5>
    • Dugspur [Carroll County]
    • Pike City [Carroll County]
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      • Pike City [Carroll County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the south of Willis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pike City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Meadows of Dan [Patrick County]
    • Poff [Floyd County]
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      • Poff [Floyd County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Willis
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    • Nester [Carroll County]
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      • Nester [Carroll County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Willis
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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 on a map titled Map of Virginia (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Floyd County: www.fin.org/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Floyd, 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 Willis - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Willis) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Willis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.8579, Longitude: -80.4809       In this case, the coordinates for Willis have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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