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First Baptist Church is located in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina. Known as the Port City, Wilmington is located in the southeastern corner of the State and situated between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean. The presence of a Regional Airport and the east termination of Interstate 40 makes this beautiful small coastal city very accessible to all travelers and provides its residents easy access for State, regional, and global travel.

The city of Wilmington is in New Hanover County and is home to approximately 124,000 people, with a total county population of approximately 235,000. The median household income for the city is $45,450 and the median house value is $238,000.


Something for Everyone

Wilmington has become a very popular destination because of its moderate four-season climate, historic preservation districts, and annual events such as Wilmington Riverfest and the Azalea Festival. Nearby Wrightsville, Carolina, and Kure Beaches and their adjacent sounds offer some of the most accessible and beautiful coastal environs along the entire east coast for boaters, surfers, sunbathers, beachcombers, and bird watching.

Downtown Wilmington

Downtown Wilmington offers a beautiful waterfront walkway along the Cape Fear River that provides access to many restaurants, music venues, and shopping. The downtown area also is a destination for live performance venues that include the Wilson Center with its very modern 3-story concert hall, and Historic Thalian Hall that is one of the oldest theaters in the United States, operating since 1858.


New Hanover County Schools: New Hanover County has the 12th largest public school district in the State. The school system includes 26 elementary schools, 8 middle schools, and features 4 3A/4A level High Schools to include John T. Hoggard, New Hanover, Eugene Ashley and Emsley A. Laney.

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Private Schools: Private school options are also available and include Wilmington Christian Academy, Cape Fear Academy and Coastal Christian High School.

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UNCW & Continuing Education: Wilmington is home to the University of North Carolina Wilmington with degree and continuing education options in Business Administration and Management, Nursing, Biological Sciences, Elementary Education, and Gen Speech Communication and Rhetoric, among others. Continuing education opportunities are also provided by Cape Fear Community College, Miller-Motte College, and nearby Brunswick Community College.

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