St. Timothy’s is located in the  heart of Wilson, NC, the county seat of Wilson County. The City of Wilson is well located on major thoroughfares (I-95 and I-587 and US 301), and it has an Amtrak station, with north-south and westward connections. It is about an hour’s drive east of the Raleigh-Triangle area, and about two hours to North Carolina’s coastal communities, three hours to North Carolina’s mountains. Download a Visitor’s Guide Here.

Wilson has a rich artistic and cultural life, with two active theaters (and a children’s theater program that produces four plays a year) and many art and photography galleries. Several well-known photographers have made Wilson their home. Education opportunities include three public high schools, two charter schools, several private schools, and Barton College and Wilson Community College. The city has an excellent public library and a science and history museum.

Recreation opportunities include many parks, walking trails, a competitive soccer complex, and the Whirligig Park, where the sculpture of the late Vollis Simpson draws visitors from everywhere. Wilson offers a community where you can enjoy and know your neighbors, while still pursuing an individual lifestyle without reproach. Founded in the 1850s as an agricultural community, Wilson has evolved from a cotton and tobacco icon to a service and artistic community. Wilson is home to (and the birthplace of) BB&T (now Truist)’s back-office operations. Industries include pharmaceuticals (Merck, Becton Dickenson, and several others) and manufacturing (Bridgestone-Firestone), a diversified economy. Wilson has a rich artistic and cultural life, with two active theaters and many art and photography galleries. Many well-known photographers and artists have made Wilson their home. The Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park serves as a focal point, while the Arts Council (currently under relocation and renovation), the Imagination Station, and the Boykin Cultural Center demonstrate Wilson’s artistic strength.

Public Safety

Public safety acclaimed among best in nation

Wilson’s emergency responders are among the tops in their field.

Wilson Fire/Rescue Services holds a Class 1 Insurance Service Rating (ISO) rating, the highest of 10 rankings. That means the agency’s response times, equipment, training and other factors were evaluated and found to be at maximum protection from fire loss.

Only 12 of more than 1,500 fire departments statewide are rated as Class 1.

The Wilson Police Department recently achieved CALEA gold standard accreditation with excellence, the highest achievement a department can reach. The department has been accredited since 1987.

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies process looked at 320 mandatory standards for WPD, but officers completed 75 optional ones as well.

Fewer than 5 percent of all law enforcement agencies are CALEA accredited at gold level.

Wilson Mayor Carlton Stevens