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Wilmington is located in New Hanover County (of which it is the county seat) southeast of Fayetteville along Interstate 40 on the banks of the Cape Fear River near the Intracoastal Waterway and near the Intracoastal Waterway and [us:altocean]. The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 68,062, an increase of 12,532 since 1990.

Wilmington was incorporated in 1739/40. It was originally situated on seven hills or bluffs located on the east side of the Cape Fear River about twenty-eight nautical miles from the Atlantic Ocean. It was known as New Liverpool, New Town and Newton before the permanent name of Wilmington was chosen to honor Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, an Englishman and patron of Gabriel Johnston, North Carolina’s Governor at the time.

Wilmington is part of the [us:z9200] metro area.

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Wilmington is located in [y37129] (of which it is the county seat) southeast of [fayettev] along Interstate 40 on the banks of the [capeferi] near the Intracoastal Waterway and [us:altocean]. The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 68,062, an increase of 12,532 since 1990.

Wilmington was incorporated in 1739/40. It was originally situated on seven hills or bluffs located on the east side of the Cape Fear River about twenty-eight nautical miles from the Atlantic Ocean. It was known as New Liverpool, New Town and Newton before the permanent name of Wilmington was chosen to honor Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, an Englishman and patron of Gabriel Johnston, North Carolina’s Governor at the time.

Wilmington is part of the [us:z9200] metro area.

Cape Fear Community College |
Airports New Hanover International Airport |
Art Fountainside Gallery | Minerva Productions | Downtown Wilmington Historic District | Greenfield Park & Gardens | Wilmington Riverfest |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Verandas Bed and Breakfast |
Education Eastwood Ramp Park |
History Battleship North Carolina | Brunswick Town State Historic Site | St. Mark's Episcopal Church | Wilmington Railroad Museum |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Fairfield Inn by Marriott | The De Rosset House |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Coastal Sands Realty | Darby Frank Real Estate Agent | Jim and Amy Spicuzza Real Estate Agents | Realty Executives of Wilmington |
Sports and Sporting Events Cape Fear Outfitters |
Transportation Captain JN Maffitt River Cruises | Henrietta II | Wilmington International Airport |
Wildlife Viewing Tote-Em-In Zoo |

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