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Wilson County is OUR STATE magazine's featured county of the month. The county was formed in 1855. Westbrook discusses the county's history and points of interest that attract visitors, including the works of Lucama artist Vollis Simpson.
Within the county of Wilson, there are 50,000 people as well as the largest tobacco market, the world's largest tobacco warehouse, and according to the citizens of Wilson, the most beautiful street in North Carolina.
Downtown Wilson has a rich history of the tobacco industry. Nearly a century ago Wilson boasted being “The World’s Largest Bright Leaf Tobacco Market.” Artisans today are trying to repurpose Wilson’s tobacco heritage in creating unique art projects.
Flo’s Kitchen in Wilson first opened in 1990. Founder and namesake, Florence Williams, was already famous in Wilson for the biscuits she baked at other restaurants. Subsequently, Flo’s was an immediate hit. The eatery’s famous “cathead” biscuits are made fresh daily and are known for being the size of a cat’s head.