City of Wilson
Named for Col. Louis D. Wilson, a prominent 19th Century eastern North Carolina legislator, the City of Wilson is the county seat of Wilson County. Located east of Raleigh with a population of approximately 49,628. Wilson's agricultural roots date back to our days as the world's largest brightleaf tobacco market. These days, Wilson is home to a thriving economy with leadership in sectors including agribusiness, manufacturing, finance, life sciences, next generation networking, and the arts. Wilson's emerging focus on innovation is driven by our strong history of investing in the infrastructure that supports what comes next. In 2008, we built the state's first fully-deployed fiber to the home network and we've offered community wide Gigabit service since 2013.