Williston, Maryland

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Williston, Maryland
Census-designated place
Williston is located in Maryland
Coordinates: 38°49′51″N 75°51′3″W / 38.83083°N 75.85083°W / 38.83083; -75.85083Coordinates: 38°49′51″N 75°51′3″W / 38.83083°N 75.85083°W / 38.83083; -75.85083
Country United States
State Maryland
County Caroline
 • Total 0.26 sq mi (0.68 km2)
 • Land 0.26 sq mi (0.68 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 25 ft (8 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 155
 • Density 590/sq mi (227.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 410
FIPS code 24-85175
GNIS feature ID 0591562

Williston is an unincorporated town and census-designated place on the Eastern Shore of the U.S. state of Maryland, in Caroline County.[1] As of the 2010 census it had a population of 155.[2] It is situated between Maryland Route 16 on its eastern edge and the Choptank River on its west. It was originally known as Potter's Landing for its first resident, Zabdiel Potter. His home, Potter Hall, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[3]

The Caroline Country Club is located just north of Williston, and the Caroline-Dorchester County Fair is held annually just east of town.


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Williston, Maryland
  2. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Williston CDP, Maryland". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.