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Statistics & Facts

The Arkansas state capital is Little Rock.
The population of Williford is approximately 63 (2000), 75 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 41 (1990), 33 (2010).
The amount of land area in Williford is 0.872 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Williford to Washington DC is 834 miles.
The distance to the Arkansas state capital is 120 miles. (as the crow flies)
Williford is positioned 36.25 degrees north of the equator and 91.36 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Williford average annual rainfall is 42 inches per year
Williford average annual snowfall is 7.6 inches per year.


in northeast Arkansas, not far from the Missouri border.
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History & History Related Items

Williford was formed from land owned by William Amborse Williford. The town was named for this him. Williford is in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains and lies along the Spring River. Settlers came and built their homes on both sides of the river and by 1870, the area had over 275 residents. The railroad came to town on 1 October 1833, bringing with it business and success. But when the Great Depression of the 1930ís came along, Williford suffered from its effects. The quarry closed because it had no where to market the product. The bank closed as many did during that time. A major fire in 1929 destroyed many businesses and with the depression, they were never able to fully recover. Though business never really recovered, the area remains a beautiful and peaceful are in which to live.
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Williford, Arkansas is one of the smallest towns in Arkansas, yet has a mayor, city council, water system, library, four-truck fire department, and a school system of almost 300 students. The town is located on the Spring River in a pretty valley. Many of its residents are elderly. The town itself experiences a very low crime rate although it has no police department. Taxes and property costs are low. It is a quiet place to live in a rural setting with abundant fishing and hunting resources in the area. There are also areas for camping, canoeing and other outdoor recreation.
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Williford City Government

City of Williford
P.O. box 77
Williford, AR 72482
Phone: 870-966-3632
Fax: 870-966-3662

City officials as of 3-2004:
Mayor: Edith Elliott
Recorder/Treasurer: W. Dudley Louvier
Fire Chief: Jimmy D. Russell
Water Operator: W. Dudley Louvier
City Council Meeting: 2nd Monday each month at fire station, 6:30 p.m.

Williford Chamber

Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1234
Hardy, Arkansas 72542
Phone: 870-856-3210
Serving Ash Flat, Cherokee Village, Hardy, Highland, Williford and surrounding area.

Williford Organizations

Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1234
Hardy, Arkansas 72542
Phone: 870-856-3210
Serving Ash Flat, Cherokee Village, Hardy, Highland, Williford and surrounding area. Williford


The population of Williford was:
1990 - 69
2000 - 63

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