Wilson, city (1990 pop. 36,930), seat of Wilson co., E N.C., in a rich agricultural region inc. 1849. It is a commercial and industrial center with a large tobacco market. There is tobacco and food processing and the manufacture of metal, paper, plastic, glass, fiberglass, and electrical products chemicals and apparel. Barton College is there.

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