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Williams County, North Dakota


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History & History-related items

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Chamber of Commerce.

Community news

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The North Dakota state capital is Bismarck.
The population of Williston is approximately 12,191 (2004), 14716 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 6,083 (1990), 6180 (2010).
The amount of land area in Williston is 17.988 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Williston is 7.0 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.171 sq kilometers.
The distance from Williston to Washington DC is 1544 miles.
The distance to the North Dakota state capital is 168 miles. (as the crow flies)
Williston is positioned 48.16 degrees north of the equator and 103.63 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Williston elevation is 1,882 feet above sea level.
Williston median income is $ 29,962 (2000).
The Williston median home price is $ 58,900 (2000).


in northern North Dakota, near the Canadian border. Other nearby communities include Springbrook, Epping, Alexander, Rawson, Arnegard, Alamo, Watford City and Ray
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seasonal with winter temperatures averaging about 10 degrees and summer temperatures averaging about 70 degrees. Precipitation tends to occur more during the summer months than in the winter. Snow may fall from October through April with about seven inches of snow per month during the middle of winter.

Here is a weather page for Williston with several links to choose from.
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History & History Related Items

Located on the Missouri River, Williston is named for S. Willis James, a railroad owner.

Williston on the Lewis and Clark Trail - April 15-29, 1805.
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Learn more about Williston at this informative site.

Fort Buford State Historical Site
15349 39th Lane NW
Williston, ND 58801
Phone: 701-572-9034
23 miles west of Williston on Hwy 1804
Closed in the winter.
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Economy & Industry

energy, agriculture and the service sector. Try this page on the economic development of Williston.
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Williston City Government

City of Williston
Williston is the County Seat of Williams County

Williams County Court
205 E Broadway
Williston, ND 58801-6123
Phone: 701-577-4500

County Commissioners
205 E Broadway
Williston, ND 58801-6123
Phone: 701-577-4500

Williams County Public Administration
205 E Broadway
Williston, ND 58801-6123
Phone: 701-577-4583

Williston Chamber

Williston Area Chamber Of Commerce
10 Main St
Williston, ND 58801-6017
Phone: 701-577-6000

Williston Community News

The Williston Herald
Local news online

Williston Organizations

Williston Area Chamber Of Commerce
10 Main St
Williston, ND 58801-6017
Phone: 701-577-6000

Williston Libraries

Williston City Public Library
1302 Davidson Dr
Williston, ND 58801-3861
Phone: 701-774-8805

Williston Library
1410 University Ave
Williston, ND 58801-4464
Phone: 701-774-4226

Williston Schools

Williston Public School District No. 1

Williston High School
502 W Highland Dr
Williston, ND 58801-4036
Phone: 701-572-0967
Fax: 701-572-5449

New Public School District #8
1021 9th Av W
Williston ND 58801
Phone: 701-572-6359

St. Joseph's Catholic School
124 6th Street West
Williston ND 58801
Phone: 701-572-6384

Trinity Christian School
2419 9th Ave. West
Williston, ND 58801
Phone: 701-774-9056


Williston State College
P.O. Box 1326
1410 University Ave.
Williston, ND 58802
Phone: 701-774-4200
Toll-free: 888-863-9455 Williston


The population of Williston was:
1990 - 13,131
2000 - 12,512
2004 - 12,191 (estimate)

Williston is located in the Central Time zone.

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