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Wilson County

Wilson County is named for Louis D Wilson, who was a state legislator from Edgecombe County and who died of fever at Veracruz during the Mexican-American War.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Nash County

E – Edgecombe County and Pitt County

S – Greene County and Wayne County

W – Johnston County


Created:  February 13, 1855                  Map of North Carolina highlighting Wilson County

County Seat: 

Wilson  1855 – present


County Courthouse – Wilson


Location:  115 Nash Street East / Goldsboro Street East

Built:  1924 – 1925

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  Fred A Bishop

Contractor:  William Preston Rose


Description:  The building faces southwest and is a three story gray colored stone and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Wilson. The southwest front has a large porch with six Corinthian columns rising to a wide header with clock. The central entrance is recessed and has a small pediment over the doorway. At the roof line is a large clock. The roof line is flat. In the interior are tile floors, marble stairways and metal doors. The courtroom is located on the second story. The building houses the County Superior Court and County District Court of the 7th Judicial District. The building was renovated in 1968 to 1969.


See:  The 7th Judicial District includes Edgecombe County and Nash County.


History:  The county was created in 1855 and Wilson was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was a brick structure erected in 1855. An addition was built in 1873 and the architect was Edmund Lind. The courthouse was remodeled in 1902 and the architect was Charles Barrett. The building was demolished. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1924 to 1925.



County Courthouse – Wilson











Photos taken 2012