April 28, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wilson, Arkansas Named in USA Today’s 10Best Southern Small Town List
WILSON, Ark.––The Town of Wilson, Arkansas has been named No. 9 on USA Today’s 10Best Southern Small Town list, part of the USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Series.
A town of just 900 residents, Wilson is located on Blues Highway 61 in the Americana Music Triangle. Visitors can explore southern history by visiting the Hampson Archeological Museum and eat a gourmet meal sourced from local farms at the Wilson Cafe. Singer-songwriter Holly Williams’ White’s Mercantile is slated to open in early May to add to the town’s local shopping options.
“We’re thrilled to be named one of the best small towns in the south,” said Wilson Mayor Becton Bell. “It’s an honor to be selected to represent our region by the readers of USA Today.”
20 towns that best represent the region are chosen by 10Best editors and a panel of travelers. Then, the top ten towns are chosen by reader votes. Eureka Springs, Arkansas was also nominated, finishing in the runner-up spot.
View the full list at 10best.com.
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About Wilson, Arkansas
Wilson, Arkansas, is a former company town located in the Arkansas Delta region just 45 minutes north of Memphis. In 2010, the change in ownership of Lee Wilson & Company resulted in the sale of most of the town square buildings and significant agricultural surrounding acreage. The Lawrence Group ushered in an era of renewal, with the goal of positioning Wilson as a beacon of innovative thinking and sustainable living, while maintaining its significant history and heritage. The town is home to the independent Delta School, Wilson Gardens and Wilson Cafe. Construction is underway for the Hampson Archeological Museum, set for opening Fall 2017. Wilson is also the home of Nashville-based White’s Mercantile’s third location. In 2017, Wilson was named to USA Today’s 10Best Southern Small Towns list. Learn more about Wilson at WilsonArkansas.com.