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Welcome to Wilson's Mills ...

The town of Wilson's Mills is located in Johnston County<1>.

The pronunciation of Wilson's Mills: WILL-suns<2>

A typical abbreviation for Wilson's Mills: Wilsons Mls. (or less commonly used: Wilsons Mlls.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wilson's Mills has a population of 2,767 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Wilson's Mills.

Wilson's Mills is 220 feet [67 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Wilson's Mills lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Wilson's Mills: (919) & (984)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wilson's Mills had an population of 2,767 people. This is an increase of 21.52% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 114.33% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wilson's Mills had a population of 2,277 people. This makes Wilson's Mills the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Wilson's Mills represents 0.02% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 233rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,277 people, the population of Wilson's Mills increased 76.37% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,291 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Wilson's Mills.

Communities Also Named Wilson's Mills ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Wilson's Mills - they are located in Maine, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Wilson's Mills.

Communities near Wilson's Mills ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Wilson's Mills.

  • Garner [Wake County]
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    • Garner [Wake County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Wilson's Mills
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,180 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garner have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garner
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garner<8>
  • Clayton [Johnston County]
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    • Clayton [Johnston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Wilson's Mills
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,458 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clayton<8>
  • Knightdale [Wake County]
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    • Knightdale [Wake County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Wilson's Mills
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,122 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knightdale have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Knightdale<8>
  • Smithfield [Johnston County]
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    • Smithfield [Johnston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the south of Wilson's Mills
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,333 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithfield<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wendell [Wake County]
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      • Wendell [Wake County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Wilson's Mills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,387 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wendell<8>
    • Selma [Johnston County]
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      • Selma [Johnston County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the southeast of Wilson's Mills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,323 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selma<8>
    • Zebulon [Wake County]
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      • Zebulon [Wake County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Wilson's Mills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,514 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zebulon<8>
    • Archer Lodge [Johnston County]
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      • Archer Lodge [Johnston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of Wilson's Mills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,322 people
      • Archer Lodge has also been known as:
      • Archer
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    • Benson [Johnston County]
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      • Benson [Johnston County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Wilson's Mills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,024 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benson<8>
    • Four Oaks [Johnston County]
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      • Four Oaks [Johnston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Wilson's Mills
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,387 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Oaks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Four Oaks<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wilson's Mills. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wilson's Mills.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wilson's Mills. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Wilson's Mills.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wilson's Mills. See our Newspapers Page for Wilson's Mills.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wilson's Mills ...

Looking for more information about Wilson's Mills? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Wilson's Mills, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Wilson's Mills.

Adding Wilson's Mills to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Wilson's Mills in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Wilson's Mills was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Wilson's Mills on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Wilson's Mills on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wilson's Mills. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Johnston County: www.co.johnston.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Johnston, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Wilson's Mills. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wilson's Mills.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wilson's Mills - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (984) is an overlay for area code (919).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wilson's Mills) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wilson's Mills. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wilson's MillsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wilson's Mills. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5840, Longitude: -78.3560    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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