Location & Transportation

Wilson is centrally located on the eastern seaboard, halfway between New York and Florida along I-95. Wilson is located 45 miles east of Raleigh, 30 miles north of I-40 and 100 miles west of the Atlantic coast. There are over 30 truck terminals in Wilson County representing over 24 major freight carriers. Three mainline railroads provide north-south and east-west rail passenger and freight service. The Wilson Industrial Air Center is municipally-owned. Air Center facilities serve numerous industries within the region as well as local flying "enthusiasts". The Rocky Mount-Wilson Airport is approximately 8 miles northeast of Wilson.The air facility has one 6,000-foot runway.  Freight services is provided by several carriers.  For a complete profile of Transportation Services in Wilson, North Carolina, please see Table 12 , in the National Data Standards for Wilson, North Carolina.