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Welcome to Williamson ...

The city of Williamson is located in Mingo County<1> and is the County Seat for Mingo County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Williamson has a population of 2,676 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Williamson is 720 feet [219 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Williamson: (304) and (681)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Williamson had an population of 2,676 people. This is a decrease of 16.14% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 21.62% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Williamson had a population of 3,191 people (or 11.89% of the total population of Mingo County). This makes Williamson the county's most populous community.

The population of Williamson represents 0.17% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 38th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,191 people, the population of Williamson decreased 6.53% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,414 people).

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

Adding Williamson 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 Williamson 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 Williamson elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Williamson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Williamson - they are located in Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa (2), Louisiana, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania (2) and Texas.

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

Communities near Williamson ...

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

  • Pikeville [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pikeville
    • Pikeville [Pike County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Williamson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,551 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pikeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pikeville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pikeville<7>
  • Coal Run Village [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Run Village
    • Coal Run Village [Pike County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Williamson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,520 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Run Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Run Village
  • Logan [Logan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logan
    • Logan [Logan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Williamson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,470 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Logan<7>
  • Inez [Martin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inez
    • Inez [Martin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Williamson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 620 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inez have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inez
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Inez<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Delbarton [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delbarton
      • Delbarton [Mingo County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northeast of Williamson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 497 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delbarton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delbarton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delbarton<7>
    • Matewan [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matewan
      • Matewan [Mingo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Williamson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 424 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matewan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matewan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Matewan<7>
    • Kermit [Mingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kermit
      • Kermit [Mingo County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Williamson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 349 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kermit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kermit<7>
    • Warfield [Martin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warfield
      • Warfield [Martin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Williamson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 231 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warfield<7>
    • Canada [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canada
      • Canada [Pike County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the southwest of Williamson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canada have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canada
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canada<7>
    • Huddy [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huddy
      • Huddy [Pike County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the south of Williamson
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huddy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huddy

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Williamson. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Williamson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Williamson ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Mingo County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Mingo, 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 Williamson.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Williamson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Williamson) 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 Williamson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Williamson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Williamson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6743, Longitude: -82.2713       In this case, the coordinates for Williamson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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