Flying A Service Station - Wilkerson Crossroads
This old service station can be found along NC 581 in Wilson County. Flying A was the gasoline brand for the Associated Oil Company that was founded in 1901 in San Francisco. Associated merged with Tide Water in 1936 to become the Tidewater Associated Oil Company - Tide Water had the Tydol Brand so you may see a Tydol Flying A more often in the east. Eventually, Flying A became the brand name until Phillps Petroleum purchased the company in 1966 - and all Flying A stations became Phillips 66.