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WILLISTON: YESTERDAY AND TODAY

In 1853, the area now known as Williston was part of Marion County. Jesse Mercer Willis, then a county tax collector, decided to homestead the area and here he build his plantation and founded a town.
The town was incorporated in 1897 and in 1929, it was incorporated as a city.
With over 2,900 residents, and growing daily, Williston boasts retail businesses, a thriving service community and a close-knit community that rallies together to celebrate the good times and mourn the bad ones.