Williston was discovered in the year 1887. Its name has been derived from ‘Daniel Willis James’; i.e. one of the board members of ‘North Pacific Railroad’ Company. This organization was founded by James J. Hill, his friend.
Newspaper which is into daily use in Williston is ‘Williston Herald’. The city is served by ‘Sloulin Field International Airport’. It also houses ‘Williston State College’. Williston holds the pride of being home to ‘Miss North Dakota’ Scholarship Pageant.
As per US Census Bureau, Williston’s total area consists of 18.2 sq. Km; out of which 0.99%25 comprises of water. July proves to be the hottest month with average temperature of 109 degree F; whereas January proves to be the coolest month; with average temperature of 53 degree F.
The population of Williston as per 2000 census was 12512.
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