Williams, Oregon

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Williams, Oregon
Country United States
State Oregon
County Josephine
Settled 1881
 • Total 77.8 sq mi (202 km2)
Elevation 1,380 ft (420 m)
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97544
Area code(s) 541

Williams is an unincorporated community in Josephine County, Oregon, United States.

There were three different post offices in the area named for their proximity to Williams Creek: Williams, Williamsburg and Williams Creek (in Jackson County).[1] Williams Creek, which flows into the Applegate River, was named for Captain Robert Williams, who fought with Rogue River Indians along the creek during the Rogue River Wars.[1] Williams post office was established in 1881 and is about six miles upstream from Provolt on Williams Creek, and two miles west of the Jackson-Josephine county line.[1] The community is served by the Three Rivers School District; Williams Elementary School is located in the community.

According to the Associated Press, as of 2011, Williams' ZIP code had the highest concentration of people registered to grow medical marijuana of any ZIP code in Oregon.[2]


This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Williams has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [First published 1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. pp. 1041–1043. ISBN 9780875952772. OCLC 53075956. 
  2. ^ "1 in 5 in Southern Oregon town has medical pot permit". KGW. August 3, 2011. Retrieved August 6, 2011. 
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Williams, Oregon

Coordinates: 42°13′08″N 123°16′22″W / 42.21889°N 123.27278°W / 42.21889; -123.27278