Located in Eastern North Carolina, the City of Goldsboro is the county seat of
Wayne County. Conveniently located on US 70, Goldsboro is within 30 minutes of
the I-40 and I-95 corridors.
Wayne County was formed in 1789, when the town of Waynesborough was developed
along the banks of the Neuse River. In the late 1830's, the Wilmington and
Raleigh (Weldon) Railroad line was built to the east of Waynesborough. At the
intersection of the railroad and New Bern Road, a hotel was built and a
community began to establish itself. This community became known as
Goldsborough's Junction after Major Matthew T. Goldsborough, an Assistant Chief
Engineer with the railroad line.
The town of Goldsborough was incorporated in 1847. In 1869, the spelling was
officially changed to Goldsboro. The City of Goldsboro is the proud home of
Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, home of the 4th Fighter Wing. Seymour Johnson
received the Commander in Chief's Installation Excellence Award - Air Force for
2001, the highest award given to a military base.
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