All About Williamsville
A small village in the center of Illinois, Williamsville is the product of generations of residents who have volunteered and cooperated to build a community of progress. Here you will find both historic and new homes on clean, tree-lined streets, creating a comfortable park-like atmosphere.
This is a place where parents can let their kids play outside without worry and where people young and old get together at pancake breakfasts, fish fries, celebrations, and other community events. Williamsville is a town full of community pride, good neighbors, and Midwest values.
Residents of Williamsville enjoy urban conveniences in a quiet small-town setting. Modern utilities, excellent schools in academics and sports, convenient public services and central transportation make the Village an ideal location. Add the warmth and hospitality of the people of Williamsville and the combination is irresistible. A safe place to live and raise a family, the quality of life in Williamsville is enviable.
Williamsville is a promising place for business to grow. The I-55 interchange makes it an ideal location with opportunity for small and big business. The infrastructure readiness, utility ease and unlimited water supply, central location and major interstate traffic add to the appeal of Williamsville as a location for any business or industry. Warm and inviting, Williamsville is a place for families and business to grow. (source: http://williamsville.illinois.gov/about-williamsville.html)
Things To Do In Williamsville:
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Williamsville Public Library and Museum
The Williamsville Public Library and Museum strives to enhance the lives of the people who live in or visit our community. We aim to promote lifelong learning; to collect, preserve and exhibit materials pertaining to the Village’s history; and to encourage a love of reading.
Williamsville Route 66 Antique Mall
Williamsville Route 66 Car & Pet Wash
Williamsville Karate Dojo
Restaurants & Catering
Cooper’s Streatside Bistro
Cave Interactive Media
Clean Rite, Inc.
KB Lawn Care
MJ Garrett Photography
New Image Hair Salon
The Radon Measurement Professional
Reliable Cleaning & Carpet Care
Williamsville Veterinary Clinic
Education in Williamsville
About Williamsville Educational System
Williamsville School Information
The average school test scores in Williamsville are 35% higher than the national average.
There are approximately 3 public schools in Williamsville.
94.7% of people in Williamsville have completed 8th grade.
94.1% of people in Williamsville have completed high school.
27.3% of people in Williamsville have completed a bachelors degrees
3 Schools in Williamsville
Williamsville High School
900 S. Walnut St.
Williamsville, IL 62693
Williamsville Junior High School
500 S. Walnut St.
Williamsville, IL 62693
Williamsville Middle School
504 S. Walnut St.
Williamsville, IL 62693
History of Williamsville:
Williamsville is rich in history!
Settlers first made their homes on the land surrounding Williamsville as early as 1820, along the timber near Fancy Creek. Prairie fields offered level ground, with fertile soil, yielding large crops of grain. Fancy Creek, Wolf and other smaller streams furnished water for the stock they raised. These early settlers knew the value of education, thus employing the services of a school teacher as early as the winter of 1822. An old band mill, run by horse power, was erected in 1820. Later, in 1825, the first water-mill in Williams Township was built on Wolf Creek and ran until about 1854.
The village was laid out in 1853, under the name of Benton, so named in honor of Hon. Thomas H. Benton of Missouri. Lots owned by Abraham V. Flagg were publicly sold on September 14, 1853. The first house was built by Jacob Flagg, a frame dwelling, in the fall of 1853. A general merchandise store first sold stock in the spring of 1854. The Chicago & Alton Railroad established a station here in the spring of 1854, giving confidence to interested parties that anticipations would be realized toward the building up of a town.
After petitioning the government for a post office, residents learned there was another town named Benton in Illinois. The village name was changed to Williamsville, in honor of Colonel John Williams, a noted pioneer and business man of Springfield. The Village of Williamsville’s new post office was established in the spring of 1854. By the end of 1855, Williamsville had 20 houses, several stores, a physician, and a one-room school. It wasn’t until May 14, 1866 that the Village of Williamsville was incorporated and held its first election. (source: http://williamsville.illinois.gov/history-of-williamsville.html)
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As of the census of 2000, there were 1,439 people, 531 households, and 417 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,159.0 people per square mile (448.1/km²). There were 555 housing units at an average density of 447.0 per square mile (172.8/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.12% White, 0.56% African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83% of the population.
There were 531 households out of which 42.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.5% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.3% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.12.
In the village the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 89.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.9 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $50,238, and the median income for a family was $56,012. Males had a median income of $41,169 versus $30,870 for females. The per capita income for the village was $20,201. About 1.8% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over. (source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Williamsville,_Illinois)
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