Jason Wells

Welcome to our website featuring some of the highlights of Wallace, North Carolina. It is an honor for me to introduce you to our historic town that was originally incorporated in 1873 as Duplin Roads and reincorporated in 1899 as Wallace. Our town was settled and grew along the tracks of the old Wilmington-Weldon Railroad, which was the community’s lifeline for selling locally grown produce to northern markets. Because the railroad was such an important part of the economy of our area, Wallace was named in honor of Stephen Decatur Wallace who was Wilmington-Weldon Railroad’s President at that time.

Today our town has grown a great deal from those original old railroad tracks, but residents and visitors continue to enjoy our beautiful and quiet residential areas, along with opportunities to shop in stores in the Commercial Historic District and in a multitude of businesses that have located in our continually expanding business districts. Our town leaders work aggressively to keep our community extremely progressive.

Wallace is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. You will find citizens here outgoing, with warm and friendly personalities, who are eager to welcome you to our community. Quality of life in our town is second to none. We have excellent schools, active churches and faith-based organizations, lots of opportunities for recreation, a growing economy, and resilient people who rally in times of need and who display a genuine sense of civic pride. We would welcome your visit. Once you are here, I know you will agree with me that there are many reasons to fall in love with Wallace.


Jason Wells
Mayor, Town of Wallace