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Wilson County, North Carolina

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On February 13, 1855, the North Carolina General Assembly established Wilson County. It was named for Colonel Louis D. Wilson, U.S. Volunteers, who died of fever while on leave from the state senate during the Mexican–American War.

Wilson Speedway held 12 NASCAR Cup Series races at the county fairgrounds in Wilson between 1951 and 1960. The half mile dirt track operated between 1934 and 1989.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns, Townships & Communities

  • Black Creek
  • Cross Roads
  • Elm City
  • Gardners
  • Kenly (part)
  • Lucama
  • Montclair
  • New Hope
  • Old Fields
  • Rock Ridge
  • Saratoga
  • Sims
  • Springhill
  • Stantonsburg
  • Sharpsburg (part)
  • Taylors
  • Toisnot
  • Wilson (County Seat)



Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places