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December 15, 2017

Last modified: January 29, 2018

Following the discovery of coal in February 1904,1 the village of Williamson was laid out by the Mt. Olive and Staunton Coal Company using land purchased from Henry Liche.5 The coal mining village of Williamson was incorporated March 14, 1907.2 In 1910 Williamson had a population of 648.3 As of the 2010 census, the village of Williamson has a population of 230.4

Williamson in 2017
From the Maps & Plats GIS Division of the Madison County Chief County Assessment Office

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1. Livingston Centennial Committee, History of Livingston, Illinois, 1905 – 2005Madison Historical, accessed January 29, 2018, 6.
2. Flagg, James S., editor, Our 150 Years, 1812-1962. (Edwardsville: East 10 Publishing, 1962.), 61.
3. Fifteenth Census of the United States: 1930, Population Volume I (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1931), 303.
4. llinois: 2010, Summary Population and Housing Characteristics, 2010 Census of Population and Housing (Washington: Bureau of the Census, 2012), 64.
5. W. T. Norton, ed., Centennial History of Madison County, Illinois, and Its People, 1812 to 1912. (Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1912), 589.
Cite this article: Ben Ostermeier and Nichol Allen, "Williamson," Madison Historical: The Online Encyclopedia and Digital Archive for Madison County, Illinois, last modified January 29, 2018,
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