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Wilson is a city in North Carolina.

Wilson is located near the crossroads of I-95 and US 264 about 40 minutes east of Raleigh. Once known as the world's largest tobacco market, Wilson's economy has diversified in recent years. Home to several pharmaceutical companies, Firestone Tires, and BB&T's major data center. The city has recently invested in a fiber to the home network that provides the fastest internet speeds in North Carolina on an all fiber-optic network. Wilson is also home to a diverse collection of historic homes in its center city along beautiful tree lined streets. Some say it has North Carolina's finest collection of bungalows. Wilson's arts scene is growing and is home to the Theater of the American South.

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By train[edit]

Wilson is served by two Amtrak trains per day.

By plane[edit]

The Wilson Industrial Air Center provides services to private planes.

Wilson is located 60 minutes from the Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

By car[edit]

Wilson is located on I-95 and US 264.

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For BBQ lovers, WIlson is home to Bill's BBQ and Parkers BBQ, two stalwarts on the NC BBQ scene.




Routes through Wilson
Washington, D.C.Rocky Mount  N Amtrak Palmetto icon.png S  SelmaFayetteville
RichmondRocky Mount  N I-95.svg S  SelmaFayetteville
ENDRaleigh  W US 264.svg E  GreenvilleWashington

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