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The City Council as has passed Ordinance 470 amending Ordinance No. 411,
An Ordinance adopting the International Building Code, 2000 Edition for the
City of Williamsburg, Kansas Amending Section J and O of said Ordinance

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Williamsburg, in the southwest part of Franklin County along Old Hwy 50 and I-35 with a population of 397 was established as a railroad town in 1868.  William Schofield and James F. Dane platted the town, and Schofield promoted a railroad, the Kansas City, Burlington, and Santa Fe, which ran down from Ottawa.  The Dan Fogle fmaily, who arrived in 1869, were important citizens, operating a general store and involving themselve in other local industries, such as coal mining.  At one time the Williamsburg Coal Company had a capacity of 25-30 tons of high grade coal a day which was marketed daily to consumers within a 20 to 50 miles radius.  There are several interesting homes and churches to veiw within the area.  In recent years, a barbeque resturant, Guy & Mae's Tavern, has brought state and regional recognition to the community.  Southwest of Williamsburg stood Silkville, a silk ribbon producing commune founded by Earnest Valeton de Boissiere, a wealthy native of Bordeaux, France.  Mulberry trees, planted to feed the silkworms, can still be seen.
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2014 Consumer Confidence Water Report


The 2014 Consumer Confidence Water Report is now available here.  If you would like to request a paper copy of the report you may contact Williamsburg City Hall at 785-746-5578

Special City Council Meeting for July 1st has been Cancelled


The Special City Council Meeting that was scheduled for July 1, 2015 begining at 7:00 p.m. has been cancelled.