An article printed in the Prescott Journal Miner in 1927 mentioned the naming of the northern Arizona town of Williams. As one of the first explorers in Northern Arizona, Bill Williams is the namesake for the town. He was a famous explorer and also has Bill William Mountain and Bill William Fork. The town was and is an important “railroad, lumbering and livestock town” and the Santa Fe Railroad had a branch from Williams to the Grand Canyon. The town is also known as the “Gateway to the Grand Canyon.”
Article Citation: "Bill Williams, Who Gave His Name to Arizona Localities Is Subject of Inquiries." Prescott Journal Miner (Prescott), February 10, 1927.
Additional Citation: Barnes, Will C. Arizona Place Names. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press, 1988.CountyCoconino CountyStateArizonaCountryUnited StatesGeographic Coordinates
Bill Williams Men, a group of historical re-enactors who portray the role of Arizona's pioneer mountain men
Blacksmith at a mobile transient camp, administered by the Emergency Relief Administration in Williams
Town of Williams, Proposed 2,665 ft. of Curbs to be Installed by the Town of Williams & Paid for by the AT&SFRy. Co. shown in red.