Introduction to Goldsboro, North Carolina
Goldsboro, North Carolina, in Wayne county, is 38 miles SW of Greenville, North Carolina (center to center) and 45 miles SE of Raleigh, North Carolina. The city contains a population of approximately 39,043.
The present day town of Goldsboro was founded as Goldsborough’s Junction in 1787. It was named in honor of Major Matthew T. Goldsborough, an engineer with the local railroad company. The town's name was later shortened to Goldsborough. It was officially incorporated in 1847 and was declared the Wayne County seat. Since Goldsborough was a railroad junction, it played an important role in the Civil War. It was used extensively for stationing Confederate troops and transporting their supplies.
Goldsboro and nearby Attractions
- Goldsboro Municipal Golf Course
- Wayne County Museum
- Waynesborough State Park
- Three Eagles Golf Course
- Quaker Lake Neck
Things To Do In Goldsboro
The Cliffs of Neuse State Park, which is in the neighborhood, occupies an area of 751 acres. It is located along the southern banks of the Neuse River. The park has several hiking trails, picnic areas, a swimming area, fishing areas, and a nature museum. Herman Park has tennis courts, a recreational center, picnic shelters, miniature train, a turn-of-the-century park house, goldfish pond, gazebo, children's playground, and a fountain.
Flights can be availed from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
Goldsboro Higher Education
Wayne Community College is the local higher education institution. Other institutions located further away are Pitt Community College and East Carolina University.