Wilson, Arkansas

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Wilson is a town in Mississippi County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 939 at the 2000 census.

The town was named after Robert E. Lee Wilson, a landowner and logging business owner in the area in the late 19th century.[1]

In 1900, a prehistoric mastodon skeleton was discovered 4 mi (6,4 km) southeast of Wilson.[2]

In the first half of the 20th century, archeological artifacts from an aboriginal village dated 1400-1650 CE were found about 5 mi (8 km) east of Wilson, at the Nodena Site.[3]



As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 939 people, 364 households, and 264 families residing in the town. The population density was 338.8/km² (873.9/mi²). There were 386 housing units at an average density of 139.3/km² (359.3/mi²). At the time of the survey 73.27% of the population was White, 26.30% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.32% from other races. 0.96% of the population were Hispanic or Latino.

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