This is Wilson North Carolina. It’s deep in the south. In the 1800′s it’s economy thrived on cotton. After the civil war they had to remake themselves and it soon became the capital of the world for Tabacco production. This rustic city is filled with memories of old business, old warehouses and plenty of southern charm.
I believe this is a place you have to come to, to completely appreciate it. People are nicer and more helpful here than you have experienced. Life moves slower. The BBQ is amazing and the colors and history are everywhere.
The buildings are old. There are a fair number of wig shops and other businesses that you make you wonder how they survive our modern economy
I seemingly had the town to myself this day. I took a walk back through time.
It still seems to be operational as I could smell the rubber being melted as I browsed this old factory.
Groves Stott Store appears to be closed for remodeling (or something)
An old shack for cotton or tobacco, I could not be sure.
Outside town, I found this old abandoned place which appeared to be old slave quarters from what I could tell.
The town is deeply religious as many of the southern towns are