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Encyclopedia > Williston, North Dakota

Williston is a city in Williams County, North Dakota, in the United States. It is the county seat of Williams CountyGR6. The population was 12,512 at the 2000 census. Williston was founded in 1887. It was named for Lorenzo P. Williston, one of the first justices of the Dakota Territorial Supreme Court.[1] Williams County is a county located in the state of North Dakota. ... Official language(s) English Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Area  Ranked 19th  - Total 70,762 sq mi (183,272 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 340 miles (545 km)  - % water 2. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... Lorenzo Parsons Williston (1815 - 1887) was an American attorney, judge, and politician. ... Dakota Territory was the name of the northernmost part of the Louisiana Purchase of the United States. ...


The local paper is the daily Williston Herald. Sloulin Field International Airport serves the city. Williston State College is located here. Williston is also the home of the Miss North Dakota Scholarship Pageant. The Williston Herald is a daily newspaper printed in Williston, North Dakota. ... Sloulin Field International Airport is an airport in Williston, North Dakota, IATA code ISN, ICAO code KISN. Customs service is available for aircraft arriving from Canada. ... Williston State College is a two-year public college in Williston, North Dakota, part of the North Dakota University System. ... The Miss North Dakota competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of North Dakota in the Miss America pageant. ...

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Geography

Location of Williston, North Dakota

Williston is located at 48°9′23″N, 103°37′41″W (48.156477, -103.628064)GR1. It is located at the crossroads of US Highways 2 and 85, on the route from Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Seattle, Washington. Image File history File links NDMap-doton-Williston. ...


It is near the confluence of the Yellowstone River and the Missouri River, at the upper end of the Lake Sakakawea reservoir. Yellowstone River, Fishing Bridge, July 1959. ... The Missouri River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in the United States. ... Lake Sakakawea is a reservoir on the Missouri River. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.2 km² (7.0 mi²). 18.1 km² (7.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it (0.99%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Climate

Monthly Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rec High °F 53 66 78 92 106 106 109 107 104 93 76 58
Norm High °F 19.4 27.6 40.1 56 68.2 77.3 83.4 82.8 70 57 36.2 24
Norm Low °F -3.3 5.9 17.2 29.1 40.9 50.1 55.2 53.8 42.2 30.2 14.9 2.1
Rec Low °F -40 -41 -31 -15 10 26 34 34 15 -9 -27 -50
Precip (in) 0.54 0.39 0.74 1.05 1.88 2.36 2.28 1.48 1.35 0.87 0.65 0.57
Source: USTravelWeather.com [1]

Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 12,512 people, 5,255 households, and 3,205 families residing in the city. The population density was 693.1/km² (1,794.1/mi²). There were 5,912 housing units at an average density of 327.5/km² (847.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.69% White, 0.17% African American, 3.65% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 2.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.23% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


The top 6 ancestry groups in the city are Norwegian (47.8%), German (31.6%), Irish (9.6%), English (5.8%), Swedish (4.5%), French (4.0%). Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto)1 Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total...


There were 5,255 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.0% were non-families. 34.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.96. For the record label, see Marriage Records. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $29,962, and the median income for a family was $38,713. Males had a median income of $29,578 versus $18,879 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,656. About 11.3% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.1% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Economy

Williston's economy is driven by agriculture and the oil industry. Williston is near the geographic center of the Williston Oil Basin.


A major regional grain elevator is served by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad. Williston's livestock arena has weekly auctions. The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company (AAR reporting mark BNSF) (NYSE: BNI), headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, and established as a result of a 1995 merger between the parent companies of the Burlington Northern Railroad and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, is one of the largest...


A thriving tourism industry centers around Forts Union and Buford, as well as the history of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Williston is also near the north unit of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The tourist industry is expected to grow once the four-lane divided US Highway 2 across the state of North Dakota, paralleling US Interstate 94 to the south, is completed. The Lewis and Clark expedition (1804-1806) was the first American overland expedition to the Pacific coast and back. ... Established in 1978, Theodore Roosevelt National Park is a United States National Park comprising three geographically separated areas of badlands in western North Dakota. ...


Transportation

  • Local airline service at Williston Sloulin Field International (KISN) is provided by Great Lakes Airlines, a codeshare partner with United Airlines and Frontier Airlines. Flights are three times daily on weekdays and twice daily on weekends. Service is to Denver, CO (KDEN) with a stop in Dickinson, ND (KDEN). Aircraft utilized are Embraer EMB-120ER Brasilias.
  • Servair West, Inc. of Williston, ND provides charter service from the Williston Airport utilizing Cessna 310, Cessna 402, and Beechcraft Baron 58 aircraft.
  • Amtrak provides rail service via its Empire Builder route from Portland/Seattle to Minneapolis/Chicago.

Great Lakes Airlines (IATA: ZK, ICAO: GLA, and Callsign: Lakes Air), formerly Great Lakes Aviation, is an airline based in Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA. It is a regional airline operating domestic scheduled and charter services. ... United Airlines, also known as United Air Lines, Inc. ... For the similar named Frontier Flying Service see Frontier Flying Service. ...

Education

The Williston Public School District serves the city and the surrounding rural area. The system is actually divided into two districts: District #1 (which serves the city) and District #8 (which serves the rural area). Trinity Christian School is a private K-12 school located in Williston. St. Joseph Catholic School is a private K-6 school located in Williston. The Williston Public School District is a system of public schools serving Williston, North Dakota and the surrounding rural area. ...


Sports

  • Williston Keybirds of North Dakota American League Baseball

Healthcare

Local clinics in Williston include Craven-Hagan Clinic, Fairlight Medical Clinic, and Trinity Medical Clinic. Fairlight has the only Veteran's Administration clinic in western North Dakota and also serves residents of a portion of eastern Montana. Mercy Medical Center is the local hospital in Williston and provides 24 hour emergency and trauma care. Official language(s) English Capital Helena Largest city Billings Area  Ranked 4th  - Total 147,165 sq mi (381,156 km²)  - Width 255 miles (410 km)  - Length 630 miles (1,015 km)  - % water 1  - Latitude 44°26N to 49°N  - Longitude 104°2W to 116°2W Population  Ranked...


Media

Print

The Williston Herald is a daily newspaper printed in Williston, North Dakota. ... Look up Shopper in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Oil Patch Hotline is a semi-weekly newsletter about the oil and gas production industry in North Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming. ...

Television

Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... Prairie Public Television (or simply PPTV) is a public television network primarily serving the U.S. state of North Dakota, but also reaching neighboring states of Minnesota, Montana, South Dakota and Canadian provinces. ... Established in 1982, the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) is the group that developed the ATSC digital television standard for the United States, also adopted by Canada, Mexico, South Korea, and recently Honduras and is being considered by other countries. ... NBC North Dakota is a group of five television stations in North Dakota affiliated with the National Broadcasting Company, currently owned by Wicks Television (part of The Wicks Group of Companies of New York) though a holding company, North Dakota Television, LLC. The stations include: KFYR-TV in Bismarck, North... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... KX Television is a group of four television stations in western North Dakota owned by Reiten Broadcasting of Minot. ... CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... West Dakota Fox is a group of television stations in western North Dakota owned by Prime Cities Broadcasting and affiliated with the Fox Broadcasting Company and UPN. The stations include: KXND in Minot, North Dakota (Channel 24) KNDX in Bismarck, North Dakota (Channel 26) and two low-power repeater stations... Nickname: Magic City Map Location in Ward County, North Dakota Political Statistics Founded 1886 Incorporated June 28, 1887 County Ward County Mayor Curt Zimbelman Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 37. ... The Trinity Broadcasting Network, or TBN, is the largest Christian religious television network in the world and is headquartered near Los Angeles in Costa Mesa, California with studios near Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Irving, Texas and near Nashville in Hendersonville, Tennessee. ... The American Broadcasting Company ( oftenly known as ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... ABC West is a group of television stations in western North Dakota, owned by Forum Communications of Fargo and managed by Prime Cities Broadcasting. ... Nickname: Magic City Map Location in Ward County, North Dakota Political Statistics Founded 1886 Incorporated June 28, 1887 County Ward County Mayor Curt Zimbelman Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 37. ...

Radio

FM
AM

CSN might be an acronym or abbreviation for: Concrete Syntax Notation Comcast SportsNet Comunidad Sudamericana de Naciones (Spanish, South American Community of Nations) Cable Science Network Cell Signaling Networks Confédération des syndicats nationaux Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional Crosby, Stills & Nash (and Young) Confederate States Navy Calvary Satelite Network... Christian radio is a radio format that focuses on transmitting programming with a Christian message. ... Founded by Pensacola Christian College. ... Christian radio is a radio format that focuses on transmitting programming with a Christian message. ... North Dakota Public Radio is a service of Prairie Public Broadcasting in association with North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota and the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota. ... “NPR” redirects here. ... K-LOVE is a Christian music radio network in the United States, operated by the non-profit EMF Broadcasting. ... Contemporary Christian Music (or CCM; also by its religious neutral term Inspirational music) is a genre of popular music which is lyrically focused on matters concerned with the Christian faith. ... American Family Radio (AFR) is a network of more than 150 radio stations in the United States, mostly owned and operated by the American Family Association (AFA), broadcasting Christian-oriented programming of music and talk. ... Christian radio is a radio format that focuses on transmitting programming with a Christian message. ... Classic rock was originally conceived as a radio station programming format which evolved from the album oriented rock (AOR) format in the early-1980s. ... Sidney is a city in Richland County of the U.S. state of Montana, less than 15. ... Classic rock was originally conceived as a radio station programming format which evolved from the album oriented rock (AOR) format in the early-1980s. ... Sidney is a city in Richland County of the U.S. state of Montana, less than 15. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Classic rock was originally conceived as a radio station programming format which evolved from the album oriented rock (AOR) format in the early-1980s. ... KHRT (106. ... In broadcasting, a translator is an FM radio station or a TV station which acts as a full-duplex repeater. ... Contemporary Christian Music (or CCM; also by its religious neutral term Inspirational music) is a genre of popular music which is lyrically focused on matters concerned with the Christian faith. ... Talk radio is a radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Plentywood is a city located in Sheridan County, Montana. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Tioga is a city located in Williams County, North Dakota. ... KDKT-AM 1410 Radio serves as West-Central North Dakotas Fox Sports Radio outlet, as Fox Sports Radio 1410. ... Location in North Dakota Coordinates: Country United States State North Dakota County Burleigh County Founded 1872 Government  - Mayor John Warford Area  - City  27. ...

Sites of interest

  • Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site - a pioneer age trading fort built by the government. Activities are located here year-round.
  • Fort Buford - a pioneer age military fort. An interesting site is the military graveyard.
  • Lake Sakakawea - a large man-made lake located close to Williston. The lake offers plenty of recreational activities.
  • The Confluence - where the Missouri River and the Yellowstone River meet. A historical center, boat ramp, camp site, and bike path are located here.
  • Eagle Ridge Golf Club - an eighteen-hole golf course located on Highway 2 north of Williston. It measures 6,240 yards from the back tees.
  • Williston Municipal Golf Course - a 9-hole golf course located at 3600 42nd Street West in Williston.
  • The Links of North Dakota at Red Mike Resort - an 18-hole links course east of Williston. "GOLFWEEK" ranked it 41st among America's 100 best modern courses in 1997, 75th in 1998, and 81st in 1999. Lying alongside Lake Sakakawea it is reminiscent of the links at St Andrews, Scotland. It is located 24 miles east of Williston on Highway 1804.
  • Cut Bluff Overlook - a historic sight located about two miles east of Williston on the south side of Highway 1804. Commemorating Lewis and Clark's campsite near Cut Bluff on the south banks of the Missouri River.

A trip to Fort Union takes you back in time to the mid-19th century, the heyday of Fort Union and the fur trade on the Upper Missouri river. ... Fort Buford was a former United States Army base located at the confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone Rivers in the state of North Dakota. ... Lake Sakakawea is a reservoir on the Missouri River. ... The Missouri River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in the United States. ... Yellowstone River, Fishing Bridge, July 1959. ... A yard (abbreviation: yd) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Look up tee in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

Notable residents

  • Phil Jackson - professional basketball player and coach (New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers). Jackson was born in Montana, but spent the later part of his childhood, including his teenage years, in Williston, and graduated from Williston High School. The Williston High School fieldhouse is named after Jackson.
  • Virgil Hill - a silver medalist in boxing at the 1984 Olympics and a four-time world champion boxer. Hill spent his last year of high school at Williston High School.

Philip Douglas Phil Jackson (born September 17, 1945 in Deer Lodge, Montana) is the current coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, an American professional basketball team. ... Official language(s) English Capital Helena Largest city Billings Area  Ranked 4th  - Total 147,165 sq mi (381,156 km²)  - Width 255 miles (410 km)  - Length 630 miles (1,015 km)  - % water 1  - Latitude 44°26N to 49°N  - Longitude 104°2W to 116°2W Population  Ranked... Virgil Hill (born January 18, 1964) is a Joplin, Missouri fighter partly of Native American heritage, who forged a solid connection between the state of North Dakota and the sport of boxing. ... Williston High School is an American high school located in Williston, North Dakota. ...

See also

  • Williston (Amtrak station)

Parking Yes; free Baggage check Yes Other information Opened 1910 Accessible Code WTN Traffic Passengers (2006) 21,300 9. ...

References

  1. ^ Gannett, Henry. The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States, p. 326. Government Printing Office, 1905.

Henry Gannett, M.E.; LL.D. (1846-1914) was an American geographer. ... The logotype of the United States Government Printing Office In the United States, the Government Printing Office (GPO) provides printed (and now electronic) copies of documents produced by and for all federal agencies, including the Supreme Court, the Congress, and all executive branch agencies like the FCC and EPA. Court...

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos for 48°09′23″N 103°37′41″W / 48.156477, -103.628064Coordinates: 48°09′23″N 103°37′41″W / 48.156477, -103.628064

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