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Wilson County NC Resources

Formed in 1855, Wilson County was named for Louis Dicken Wilson, a colonel in the Mexican-American War.

Education in Wilson County NC

Families in Wilson County are served by the Wilson County School system. The system operates 26 schools including an early college academy.

There are also private schools and three charter schools to choose from.

Higher Education

Wilson County offers Barton College and Wilson Community College.

Thanks to its location near the Triangle, Wilson County is convienient to excellent opportunities in higher education in the Raleigh-Durham area. Nearby, East Carolina University in Greenville is a popular option. Plus, University of North Carolina Wilmington is less than 2 hours away.

Wilson County Libraries

Wilson County offers six library locations. These include:

  • Main Library in Wilson
  • Black Creek Branch
  • East Branch in Wilson
  • Elm City Branch
  • Lucama Branch
  • Stantonsburg Branch

The Wilson County Library website also boasts easy access to NC Live, which offers electronic access to resources for all ages.

Things To Do In Wilson County

Wilson County offers an array of outdoor activities, cultural attractions, and community events.

Visitors may find their biggest problem is deciding what to do first. Whether visiting museums, boating, hiking, or touring the botanical gardens, you will find plenty of activities to choose from.

Enjoy The Outdoors at Wilson Lakes, Nature Trails, & Parks

Wilson County NC Lakes

  • Buckhorn Reservoir
  • Lake Wilson
  • Toisnot Reservoir
  • Wiggins Mill Reservoir


Wilson Parks

  • Belle Meade Park
  • Matthis Park
  • Carolina St. Park
  • Merrimont Park
  • Cavalier Terrace
  • Norris Park
  • Church Street Park
  • Pender Street Park
  • East Street Park
  • Wilson Recreation Park
  • Elvie Street Park
  • Reid Street Park
  • Freeman Park
  • Ridgewood Park
  • Gold Park
  • Toisnot Park
  • Green Street Park
  • Warren Street Park
  • Lane Street Park
  • Westwood Park
  • Linear Park
  • Woodard Park

Travel In & Around Wilson County

In addition to the beautiful lakes and parks available in Wilson County NC, residents also enjoy quick, easy access to major highways which makes travel in and out of the area a breeze. Major area highways that travel through Wilson County include:

  • I-95
  • I-795
  • US 264
  • US 301

Wilson County NC Real Estate

  • Population: 81,980
  • Household Median Income: $39,141
  • Unemployment: 9.40%
  • Median Resident Age: 39
  • Median Home Cost: $121,200 
  • Average Sold Price: $119,500
  • Average Sale Price Per Square Foot: $69

Buying Wilson County NC Homes For Sale

Wilson County features beautiful landscape, a range of activies, shopping, and dining. The area is growing and offers fantastic opportunities for home buyers considering relocating to the Greater Triangle area.

Home buyers considering Wilson County NC have an excellent selection of new homes, historic homes, established neighborhoods, and land for sale to choose from.

Discover the communities that make up Wilson County below. To see Wilson County NC homes for sale, contact your Five County Specialists at 919-887-5114.

Wilson County NC Cities & Towns

Selling Wilson County NC Real Estate

Do you own Wilson County NC real estate and need to sell? Our team of experts is ready to help you sell your Wilson County NC home. Contact the Five County Specialists at 919-887-5114. We'll first determine the value of your property in order to price it correctly for current market conditions in Wilson County NC.

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