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The population of Willis is approximately 3,985 (2000), 5662 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,124 (1990), 1782 (2010).

The amount of land area in Willis is 5.261 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Willis to Washington DC is 1225 miles. The distance to the Texas state capital is 136 miles. (as the crow flies)
Willis is positioned 30.42 degrees north of the equator and 95.47 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Willis location: Near Lake Conroe in eastern Texas just north of Houston

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Willis history:

The local indians were the first inhabitants of this area, but the Spanish came in from the southwest and the French came in from the east to be the first white settlers of the Willis area. When the railroad came into the general area, the people of nearby Danville did not want the "bad" influence of the railroad in their town and so rejected the railroad. This laid the stage for the railroad to go in two miles east of Danville, which helped the creation of Willis. The county seat was here for a few years in the 1870's, but was eventually moved back to Montgomery and then to Conroe. Willis became known for its "Vuelta Abago," a variety of Cuban tobacco. While the Cuban tobacco embargo was in effect, the industry in Willis flourished. Once the embargo was lifted, the tobacco factories had no real market. Lumber and agriculture began to rise up in importance for the Willis area. The depression of the 1930's left its mark on Willis and the population decreased. It has continued to remain a small town in eastern Texas to this day
The settling of Willis: 1836
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Lake Conroe is just four miles from Willis. Splashtown, water park, is about 20 miles from Willis.

Willis continues to grow in the 21st century, due to growth from Houston.

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