Williams, Oregon

Williams, OR - Area and Community Information

Williams is located in Josephine County Oregon and is about two hours from the Pacific coast. According to the 2010 United States census, the population was counted at 1,075. The population is currently tipping the scale at about 2,500 people. For anyone looking for the small town experience, will find Williams the ideal place to live and the availability of Williams real estate will just add to the desirability and attractiveness of the town.

The town is served by the Three Rivers School District. It was formed in 1994 when the Josephine County and Applegate School Districts joined forces. The school district includes Applegate, Wolf Creek, as well as Williams and a portion of Cave Junction and Grants Pass. The district includes nine elementary schools, three middle schools and four high schools. The schools enjoy a higher than average rating, making Williams homes an exceptional investment.

There are two colleges within 50 miles of Williams and Williams OR homes will be quite attractive for families with students at Southern Oregon University and Rogue Community College.

The tax rate in Williams is below the United States average, making real estate in Williams very attractive. Single family homes for sale in Williams have an average age of 32 years.

Many who live in Williams are retired and will find Williams homes for sale just slightly above the national average. Working people find employment in nearby Ashland, Jacksonville, Grants Pass and Medford, while a small portion are self employed and work at home. In town employment includes commercial timber operations and a variety of small businesses. There is a great deal of open space in Williams and a prime area for outdoor enthusiasts and Williams OR real estate will always be ideal for the adventurous soul.


Williams was settled in 1881 and is an unincorporated municipality. The town is named after Williams Creek and the creek is named after Captain Robert Williams. The town began as a mining town after gold was found in the area. The population grew slowly at first, as most residents were in search of gold and the attractiveness of Williams properties kept the settlers moving to the area.

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Parks and Recreation

Williams home buyers may want to consider the myriad of parks and recreation facilities in Williams and the surrounding Josephine County. Facilities include camping and fishing areas, water activities, picnic and hiking areas and passive and active recreational opportunities.

Attractions and Activities

For those who love the great outdoors will find Williams and the surrounding Josephine County will find places such as the Oregon Caves National Monument and Lake Selmac inviting. Along with a variety of museums, galleries and the park and recreation facilities, there is something for everyone.


The town of Williams and the surrounding area sponsor a variety of annual events that are sure to provide entertainment for the entire family. The events include the Fourth of July Festival and fireworks, the Arts Festival, Christmas Parade, Winterfest and the County Fair.

Lana Lavenbarg
Lana Lavenbarg
873 NE 7th St Grants Pass OR 97526