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Williston Park (V)

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Williston Park was founded in 1926 when New York City developer William Chatlos purchased 195 acres of land. Williston Park is a village in Nassau County, New York in the USA. The population was 7,261 at the 2000 census. The Village of Williston Park is in the town of North Hempstead. According to the United States census bureau, the village has a total area of 1.6 square kilometers.
Chatlos was seeking to create an affordable, planned community for New York City residents wishing to move to the suburbs. Later that year, residents of the village voted to break with the residents of East Williston and formally incorporate the village. Williston Park is named for Samuel Willis a settler who came to the area in the late 17th century. One of Willis's family member’s homes stood in the village until the 1950's.
In the village the population was spread out with 23.3 percent under the age of 18, 6.8 percent from 18 to 24, 30.1 percent from 25 to 44, 23.7 percent from 45 to 64, and 16.2 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 88.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.4 males. The town is served by the Herricks Union Free School District. The former Cross Street Elementary School served until 1996 as the police academy for the Nassau County Police Department. It can also be considered as the preeminent, historical and potential tourism place in New York.

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