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Welcome to Williamstown ...

The city of Williamstown is located in Wood County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Williamstown has a population of 2,869 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Williamstown is 630 feet [192 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Williamstown: (304) and (681)<4>

The ZIP code for Williamstown: 26187<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Williamstown had an population of 2,869 people. This is a decrease of 1.34% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.24% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Williamstown had a population of 2,908 people. This makes Williamstown the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Williamstown represents 0.16% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 44th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,908 people, the population of Williamstown decreased 2.94% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,996 people).

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

Adding Williamstown 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 Williamstown 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 Williamstown elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Williamstown on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Williamstown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 22 communities that are also named Williamstown - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana (2), Iowa (3), Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New York, Ohio (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania (4) and Vermont.

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

Communities near Williamstown ...

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

  • Parkersburg [Wood County]
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    • Parkersburg [Wood County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Williamstown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 29,306 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkersburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parkersburg<7>
  • Vienna [Wood County]
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    • Vienna [Wood County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Williamstown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,124 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vienna have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vienna
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vienna<7>
  • Belpre [Washington County]
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    • Belpre [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Williamstown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,386 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belpre
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belpre<7>
  • Saint Marys [Pleasants County]
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    • Saint Marys [Pleasants County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Williamstown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,772 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Marys have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Marys<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Beverly [Washington County]
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      • Beverly [Washington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Williamstown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,332 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beverly have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beverly<7>
    • Belmont [Pleasants County]
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      • Belmont [Pleasants County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Williamstown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 862 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belmont have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
    • North Hills [Wood County]
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      • North Hills [Wood County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Williamstown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 774 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Hills
    • Lowell [Washington County]
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      • Lowell [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Williamstown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 531 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowell have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lowell<7>
    • Macksburg [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macksburg
      • Macksburg [Washington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Williamstown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 182 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macksburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Macksburg<7>
    • Dexter City [Noble County]
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      • Dexter City [Noble County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Williamstown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 122 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dexter City have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dexter City

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Williamstown ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within West Virginia

About Wood County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wood County: www.woodcountywv.com/

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 Wood, 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 Williamstown.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Williamstown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>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 Williamstown). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Williamstown or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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 from Point A (ie- Williamstown) 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 Williamstown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Williamstown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Williamstown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4018, Longitude: -81.4483    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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