East Williston is an incorporated village in Nassau County, New York in the United States. The population was 2,556 at the 2010 census.
The Incorporated Village of East Williston is in the Town of North Hempstead. It is represented on North Hempstead's Town Board by Councilman Peter Zuckerman.
Most of the farmland was owned by the Willis family in the 1800s. So as not to be confused with the Willis areas of upstate New York, this area was known as East Williston. The original borders of the area known as East Williston, stretched west towards Queens to Herricks Road; north to I.U. Willets Road; south to the Village of Mineola; and east to Bacon Road in Old Westbury.
The coming of the railroad in 1865 stimulated manufacturing in East Williston. The industries that grew as a result of the new train station included brick making, windmill making and carriage making. Henry M. Willis designed and built the popular East Williston Runabout Roadcart.