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Williams
Minnesota Community Guide


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Population: 
Williams (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 2000-2010 Change
Actual Percent
Population 220 217 212 210 191 -19 -9.04
Land Area (sq. mile) 1.10 1.17 0.98 0.98 0.98 0 0.00
Density (persons per sq. mile) 200.00 185.47 216.33 214.64 194.90 -19.74 -9.20
Housing Units 100 120 117 115 110 -5 -4.35
Households -- 93 95 92 86 -6 -6.52
Persons Per Household -- 2.33 2.23 2.28 2.22 -0.06 -2.63

Geography:
 
Williams is a city in Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota. Williams is located along Minnesota State Highway 11 and County Road 2. Williams is a gateway to nearby Zippel Bay State Park on the South Shore of Lake of the Woods.  According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.97 square miles (2.51 km2), all of it land.  The elevation is 1,152 ft (351 m) above sea level.

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Demographics:

As of the census of 2010, there were 191 people, 86 households, and 46 families residing in the city. The population density was 196.9 inhabitants per square mile (76.0/km2). There were 110 housing units at an average density of 113.4 per square mile (43.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.3% White, 1.0% African American, 0.5% Native American, 2.6% Asian, and 0.5% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.

There were 86 households of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.7% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 8.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 46.5% were non-families. 38.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.93.

The median age in the city was 42.5 years. 27.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.4% were from 25 to 44; 27.8% were from 45 to 64; and 18.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.3% male and 49.7% female.

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History:

WILLIAMS, a city in section 18 of McDougald Township and gateway to Zippel Bay State Park, located on the south shore of Lake of the Woods, was incorporated as a village April 1, 1922; it developed with the Minnesota and Manitoba Railroad as a shipping center for timber products and was originally just called "The Siding"; it was named for William Mason and George Williams, who had followed the track roadbed in 1901 to stake claims at the site; its post office began in 1903 with William H. Dure, postmaster.

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General View, Williams Minnesota, 1909
General View, Williams Minnesota, 1909
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Government:
Williams City Offices
450 Main Street
PO Box 98
Williams, MN 56686
Phone: (218) 783-3271

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

City Council Meeting:
2nd Monday of the month at 5:00 pm


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Williams Public Library, Williams Minnesota

Title Term Ends Name and Address   Phone
Mayor 12/31/2020 Verna J McVay
90 Main Street
Williams, MN 56686
Email  (218) 986-7008
Clerk/Treasurer appointed unknown 
450 Main Street
Williams, MN 56686
Email  (218) 783-3271 
Council Member 12/31/2022 Frank Mack
115 Spina Street
Williams, MN 56686 
  (218) 783- 2027
Council Member 12/31/2022 Taylor Solo
145 Wilderness Avenue
Williams, MN 56686 
Email  (218) 242-3790
Council Member 12/31/2020 unknown    -- 
Council Member 12/31/2020 unknown    -- 

Post Office:
US Post Office   
24 Main Street
Williams, MN 56686-4601
Phone: (218) 783-6371
Toll Free: (800) ASK-USPS

Business Hours
Weekdays       7:30 am - 12:00 pm
                      12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday         8:00 am - 10:00 am

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Williams Minnesota US Post Office

Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity North Star Electric Coop (218) 634-2202
Natural Gas n/a --
Wastewater n/a --
Water n/a --
Telephone Wiktel (218) 436-2121
Cable TV n/a --

Major Employers:
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Events:
Potato Day

The annual Festival that takes place in the fall in Williams. The tradition started when Potato Farmers would get together and have a celebration that harvest was over. Potato day has the best potatoes!

 

Attractions:

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Recreation:

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Lakes:
Lake Name Size
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Lake of the Woods 950,400 n/a

Health Care:

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Schools:

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Churches:
Assembly of God Church
PO Box 662
Williams, MN 56686
Phone: (218) 783-2632
 
Bethany Lutheran Church ELCA
475 Zippel Avenue
Williams, MN 56686-2632
Phone: (218) 783-5871
 
Pilgrim Congregational Church
Williams, MN 56686-2632
Phone: (218) 634-2841
Pilgrim Congregational Church, Williams Minnesota
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
PO Box 162
Williams, MN 56686
Phone: n/a
St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Williams Minnesota
Williams Community Church
PO Box 153
Williams, MN 56686
Phone: n/a
Williams Community Church, Williams Minnesota

Media:

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Motels:

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Resorts:
Long Point Resort
7046 Resort Lane NW
Williams, MN 56686
Phone: (218) 783-3365
Web: www.longpointresort.com

We are located just 10 minutes from excellent angling and downrigging areas that produce trophy walleyes and saugers from May through September. we can accommodate you for winter ice fishing with plowed roads to four-, six-, eight- and ten-holed gas heated houses. For other winter fun we have excellent snowmobiling on the lake and nearby groomed snowmobile and cross country trails.

Long Point Resort
Long Point Resort, Williams Minnesota

Zippel Bay Resort
6080 39th Street NW
Williams, MN 56686
Phone: (218) 783-6235
Toll Free: (800) 222-2537
Web: www.zippelbay.com

Nick and Deanna welcome you to Minnesota's legendary Lake of the Woods, on the Canadian border where world-class fishing & wildlife complement each other in the secluded setting of the only resort on Zippel Bay.

Zippel Bay Resort, Williams Minnesota


Campgrounds:

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Businesses:
Andy's Garage
PO Box 632
Williams, MN 56686-0632
Phone: (218) 783-6155
Andy's Garage, Williams Minnesota
Audrey's Personalized Quilting
5798 County Road 2 NW
Williams, MN 56686
Phone: (218) 783-6385
 
Beckord Sinclair Pieper Law
1384 70th Avenue NW
Williams, MN 56686
Phone: (218) 783-3355
 
Betti's Hair & Tanning Salon
101 Melony Avenue
PO Box 614
Williams, MN 56686-0614
Phone: (218) 783-8841
Betti's Hair & Tanning Salon, Williams Minnesota
Brouse Auto Body
6756 16th Street NW
Williams, MN 56686-4530
Phone: (218) 783-7104
 
Cenex Agronomy Center
PO Box 664
Williams, MN 56686-0664
Phone: (218) 783-6855
 
Chris's Kitchen
2335 94th Avenue NW
Williams, MN 56686
Phone: (218) 783-3474
 
Country Canvas
1917 County Road 2 NW
Williams, MN 56686-4473
Phone: (218) 783-2177
 
Custom Logs
1946 Rangeline Road SW
Williams, MN 56686
Phone: (218) 783-6071
 
Dave's Fresh Produce
5517 County Road 2 NW
Williams, MN 56686
Phone: (218) 783-4105
 
Diamond Willow Enterprises
6328 County Road 3 SW
Williams, MN 56686-4723
Phone: (218) 783-8701
 
Free Wheelin Cycles
7545 State Highway 11 NW
Williams, MN 56686-4734
Phone: (218) 783-3401
 
Hauger Sand & Gravel
5273 12th Street NW
Williams, MN 56686-4701
Phone: (218) 783-2592
 
Judith Crompton Interior Decor
5426 County Road 8 NW
Williams, MN 56686
Phone: (218) 783-2207
 
Lake Area Construction
1420 62nd Avenue NW
Williams, MN 56686
Phone: (218) 783-6531
 
Lake Country Realty
Francine Fish

108 Wabasha Avenue
Williams, MN 56686
Phone: (218) 783-8361
 
Lakeshore Electric Inc.
6014 Sandy Shores Drive NW
Williams, MN 56686
Phone: (218) 783-2715
 
Lakewood Sales
PO Box 623
Williams, MN 56686-0623
Phone: (218) 783-5131
 
LHA Engineering
6122 Sandy Shores Trail NW 
Williams, MN 56686
Phone: (218) 783-7307
 
Long Point Resort
7046 Resort Lane NW
Williams, MN  56686
Phone: (218) 783-3365
Web: www.longpointresort.com

Year-round fishing resort.  Modern housekeeping cabins, marina, boat rental and bait.  Launch service.  Ice house rental and plowed ice roads.

Long Point Resort, Williams Minnesota

M & G Grass Seed Company
300 Highway 11 S
Williams, MN 56686
Phone: (218) 783-2619
 
Muggli Enterprises
6797 40th Street NW
Williams, MN 56686
Phone: (218) 783-4341
 
Nancy's Custom Greenhouse
6718 Elaine Drive NW
Williams, MN 56686
Phone: (218) 783-5121
 
Nelson's Nursery & Greenhouse
6270 16th Street NW
Williams, MN 56686
Phone: (218) 783-8721
 
Northern Excellence Seed
275 State Highway 11
PO Box 186
Williams, MN 56686-0186
Phone: (218) 783-2215
Northern Excellence Seed, Williams Minnesota
Northern Farmers Coop Exchange
PO Box 186
Williams, MN 56686-0186
Phone: (218) 783-2215
Northern Farmers Coop Exchange, Williams Minnesota
Northern Light
PO Box 820
Williams, MN 56686-0820
Phone: (218) 783-6875
 
Pass Perfect Associates
6938 Lakeshore Drive NW
Williams, MN 56686
Phone: (218) 783-5306
 
Pegasus Perch Ranch Kennel
1961 82nd Avenue NW
Williams, MN 56686
Phone: (218) 783-2045
 
Pieper Construction
1384 70th Avenue NW
Williams, MN 56686
Phone: (218) 783-3360
 
Pieper Farms
7688 40th Street NW
Williams, MN 56686
Phone: (218) 783-6610
Pieper Farms, Williams Minnesota
Pieper's Greenhouse & Nursery
4172 66th Avenue NW
Williams, MN 56686-4509
Phone: (218) 783-4352
 
Prosper Properties
6850 48th Street NW
Williams, MN 56686-4504
Phone: (218) 783-4476
 
Ramberg Plumbing
200 Pine Street
Williams, MN 56686-4402
Phone: (218) 783-2237
 
Saalo Farms
1622 82nd Avenue NW
Williams, MN 56686-4517
Phone: (218) 783-2213
 
Sanchez & Smith Intl Inc
5976 Sandy Shores Drive NW
Williams, MN 56686
Phone: (218) 783-8926
 
Senzek Enterprises Inc.
5998 County Road 8 NW
Williams, MN 56686
Phone: (218) 783-5102
 
Systems Facelift
8553 State Highway 11 NW
Williams, MN 56686
Phone: (218) 783-5755
 
Terry's Tree Service
1468 53rd Avenue SW
Williams, MN 56686-4673
Phone: (218) 783-8956
 
Thompson's Kennels & Pet Boarding
6882 County Road 3 SW
Williams, MN 56686-4722
Phone: (218) 783-3211
 
Too Tall's Grocery
111 State Highway 11 NW
PO Box 646
Williams, MN 56686-0646
Phone: (218) 783-6335
Too Tall's Grocery, Williams Minnesota
Trueman's Hunt Club
983 50th Avenue NW
Williams, MN 56686-4652
Phone: (218) 783-8836
 
Ubel-Enterprises-Health & Nutrition Products
2386 70th Avenue NW
Williams, MN 56686
Phone: (218) 783-3264
 
US Post Office   
24 Main Street
Williams, MN 56686-4601
Phone: (218) 783-6371
Toll Free: (800) ASK-USPS
Web: www.usps.com
US Post Office, Williams Minnesota
Walsh Properties
6850 48th Street NW
Williams, MN 56686
Phone: (218) 783-4476
 
Whispering Pines Ceramics
5271 8th Street NW
Williams, MN 56686-4686
Phone: (218) 783-6591
 
Wilderness Welding & Smithing
6691 16th Street NW
Williams, MN 56686-4422
Phone: (218) 783-8876
 
Williams Area Community Center
PO Box 142
Williams, MN 56686-0142
Phone: (218) 783-4801
 
Williams Bar & Grill
Williams, MN 56686
Phone: n/a
Williams Bar & Grill, Williams Minnesota
Williams Cafe
PO Box 93
Williams, MN 56686-0093
Phone: (218) 783-3474
Williams Cafe, Williams Minnesota
Williams City Arena
PO Box 98
Williams, MN 56686
Phone: (218) 783-2181
Williams City Arena, Williams Minnesota
Williams Express Inc
410 Main Street
PO Box 651
Williams, MN 56686-0651
Phone: (218) 783-6795
 
Williams Fire Hall
220 Main Street
Williams, MN 56686
Phone: (218) 783-4601
Williams Fire Hall, Williams Minnesota
Williams Municipal Liquors
120 Wilderness Avenue
PO Box 193
Williams, MN 56686-0193
Phone: (218) 783-6195
 
Williams Public Library
350 Main Street
Williams, MN 56686
Phone: (218) 783-7211
Williams Public Library, Williams Minnesota
Williams Senior Citizens Day
145 Main Street
Williams, MN 56686
Phone: (218) 783-7039
 
Zippel Bay Resort
6080 39th Street NW
Williams, MN 56686
Phone: (218) 783-6235
Toll Free: (800) 222-2537
Web: www.zippelbay.com

Nick and Deanna welcome you to Minnesota's legendary Lake of the Woods, on the Canadian border where world-class fishing & wildlife complement each other in the secluded setting of the only resort on Zippel Bay.

Zippel Bay Resort, Williams Minnesota



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