Wildwood, North Carolina

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Wildwood, North Carolina is a small unincorporated community centered on the Wildwood Road,[1] just west of the Morehead City, North Carolina town limits along US Highway 70, in Carteret County, North Carolina. Newport, North Carolina is the next closest town.

Community[edit]

The larger region encompassed by the Wildwood fire district is also sometimes referred to as "Wildwood" by local residents, and contains about 5000 residents.[2] The Wildood Fire Department merged with the Morehead City Fire & EMS on October 1, 2014.[3] The Wildwood Presbyterian Church, located on the Wildwood Road,[4] has been in existence since the 1890s. The Wildwood Community Cemetery contains graves dating to American Civil War times, and is accessible via Old Murdoch Road.[5] Wildwood was the home of Jake Wade,[6] baseball pitcher in the 1930s and 1940s. He died on February 1, 2006 at his home in Wildwood at the age of 93.[7]

Local government[edit]

Wildwood is located in District 3 for the Carteret County Board of Commissioners. As of March 2015 Wildwood is represented on the Board by Terry Frank, whose term expires November 2016.[8] District 3 also includes part of Morehead City as well as Broad Creek, North Carolina.

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Coordinates: 34°44′42″N 76°49′48″W / 34.7451°N 76.8300°W / 34.7451; -76.8300