Williston, North Dakota

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Williston is the county seat of Williams County, North Dakota, USA.[3] The population was 12,512 at the 2000 census. Founded in 1887, Williston was named for Daniel Willis James, a board member of the Northern Pacific Railroad Company, by his friend, railroad owner, James J. Hill.[4][5][6]

Williston's newspaper both in print and online is the daily Williston Herald. Sloulin Field International Airport is a public airport two miles north of the business district. Williston is the home of Williston State College and the Miss North Dakota Scholarship Pageant.



Williston is located at 48°9′23″N 103°37′41″W / 48.15639°N 103.62806°W / 48.15639; -103.62806 (48.156477, -103.628064)[7]. It is located at the crossroads of US Highways 2 and 85.

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