Welcome to Wilson!!

"Simply Wonderful"

About Wilson!

Wilson offers such a wide array of choices, the biggest challenge for visitors, is deciding what to do first. Our vibrant community, with its award-winning revitalized downtown, offers festivals including Theater of the American South in the Spring and the first weekend in November the Whirligig Festival; Downtown Alive concerts May - September; Fridays on the Lawn, Historic Walking Tours, Porch Tours, Museums, Attractions, Great Golf, Art Galleries, Studios, Fabulous Restaurants, Boating, Hiking, Fishing and Antiques galore!

More about Wilson!

Wilson offers such a wide array of choices and the biggest challenge for visitors is deciding what to do first. Our vibrant community, with its award-winning revitalized downtown, offers festivals, outdoor concerts, historic walking tours, porch tours and events for the whole family. Within the County of Wilson there is fishing, hiking, boating, great golf antiquing and historic sites. Buckhorn Lake covers 2183 acres of water, 1850 acres of land and is host to many triatholons and boat racing events.

Where is Wilson located?

  1. Wilson is a city in and the county seat of Wilson County, North Carolina, United States. Situated in the heart of eastern North Carolina, around 40 miles east of the capital city of Raleigh, it lies at the interchange of Interstate 95 and U.S. Route 264 in the state's Coastal Plain region

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Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

Facts of Wilson!

*The county was formed in 1855 from parts of Edgecombe County, Johnston County, Nash County, and Wayne County.


* It was named in honor of Louis D.


*There are 7 members on the County Board of Commissioners


*The county managers name is Denise Stinagle


*Grant Goings has served as City Manager of The City of Wilson since January of 2005


*C. Bruce Rose is the Mayor of Wilson.


*Wilson is known to be "The worlds greatest tobacco market!"