Thursday, August 21, 2014

Wilson, Arkansas - Old Company Town

On a recent Saturday drive in the country we decided to visit the old agricultural company town of Wilson, Arkansas.  Here is an interesting link about Wilson with the new owner's plans for the community.

Wilson is located in the Arkansas Delta in Mississippi County on the Great River Road.
The city was started in 1886 by Robert E Lee Wilson.
In the beginning it was a logging/sawmill town.
After the logging was completed the fertile soils began producing cotton.

Cotton is still king around Wilson.

Tudor revival architectural style buildings.

The Wilson Café
The new owner of Wilson brought in a chef from Memphis.

Cortez Kennedy, former NFL defensive tackle for the Seattle Seahawks grew up in Wilson.

Chicken and dressing with fried okra at the Wilson Café.

OMG - Donut Bread Pudding for dessert.

The Hampson Archeological Museum State Park

Traveling north on Highway 61 there are several lovely old homes.

If you are ever traveling on Highway 61 (or I-55) in Mississippi County, Arkansas, stop in and visit Wilson and maybe enjoy a bite at the Wilson Café.
You won't be disappointed.

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