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The population of Williamsburg is approximately 5,493 (1990), 5245 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,034 (1990), 1800 (2010).

The amount of land area in Williamsburg is 12.08 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.262 sq kilometers.
The distance from Williamsburg to Washington DC is 432 miles. The distance to the Kentucky state capital is 107 miles. (as the crow flies)
Williamsburg is positioned 36.73 degrees north of the equator and 84.16 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Williamsburg location: about half-way between Knoxville, Tennessee and Lexington, Kentucky on Interstate 75 in southeastern Kentucky on the Cumberland River

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Williamsburg is moderate. Here is a current weather page for Williamsburg.
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Williamsburg history:

When Whitley County was formed in 1818, the town of Whitley Court House was also formed. Both were named for William Whitley. When the post office was opened the next year, the name was given as Whitley Court House. In 1882, the post office and the town names were both changed to Williamsburgh. The spelling was changed in 1890 to the current Williamsburg.
The founding of Williamsburg: 1818
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Williamsburg attractions:

Cumberland Falls State Park
Williamsburg is about 18 miles from the park. The mist of Cumberland Falls creates a moonbow that is only visible on a clear night during a full moon. Cumberland Falls is known as "the Niagara of the South." It falls 68 feet in a 125 foot wide curtain of water. The park features lodging, food, recreation, camping and much more.
Park information:800-325-0063

Attractions in the area.

Cumberland Museum & Craft Shop
Ih 75
Williamsburg, KY 40769
Phone: 606-539-4050

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