Charles B. Aycock

Governor, 1901-1905. Birthplace stands 2/3 miles east. US 117 south of Fremont.


 First seat of Wayne County. Incorporated 1787. US 117 bypass in Goldsboro.

Sherman’s March

Sherman’s army, on its march from Savannah, entered Goldsboro on March 21, 1865. NC 581 (West Ash Street) in Goldsboro.

North Carolina Railroad

Built by the state, 1851-56. Eastern terminus a few miles north. NC 581 (West Ash Street) in Goldsboro.

Curtis H. Brogden

Governor, 1874-77; Home is two miles northwest on US 13 south of Goldsboro.

Foster’s Raid

Union troops led by General J.G. Foster attacked Goldsboro, December 17, 1862. NC 581 (West Ash Street) in Goldsboro.

Wm. T. Dortch

Confederate Senator. US 70 Business (Ash Street) and William Street in Goldsboro.

Dobbs County Courthouse

Formed in 1758 and named for Gov. Arthur Dobbs. 3 miles south. US 70 at SR 1719 (Best Station Road) east of Walnut Creek.

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base

Field used, 1942-46, for flight training by Army Air Forces; reopened in 1956. Berkeley Boulevard at Elm Street in Goldsboro.


Large Indian farming community. Destroyed in 1712. US 13 at SR 1572 (Saulston Road) 3 miles northeast of Goldsboro.

University of Mount Olive

Original Free Will Baptist. US 117 Bypass in Mount Olive.

Battle of Whitehall

On December 15-16, 1862 Union troops led by Gen. J.G. Foster damaged the Confederate Ram “Neuse.” NC 55 at Main Street in Seven Springs.

North Carolina Press Association

Organized May 14, 1873. J.A. Engelhard elected first president at meeting held near this spot. Walnut Street in Goldsboro.

Kenneth C. Royall

Last Secretary of War and first secretary of the Army, 1947-49. Home was here. NC 581 (West Ash Street) in Goldsboro.

Odd Fellows Home

Orphanage and school opened in 1892. The original 20-acre tract is now a city park. US 70 Business (East Ash Street) at Herman Street in Goldsboro.

Cherry Hospital

Opened by the state in 1880 for black citizens with mental illness. US Hwy 581 at SR 201 (Stevens Mill Road) just west of Goldsboro.

General Baptist State Convention

Statewide association of black Baptists organized October 18, 1867 at First African Baptist Church, then located .2 mile west. US Hwy 177 Business (George Street) at Pine Street in Goldsboro.

Gertrude Weil

1879-1971; Advocate for extending voting rights to women, 1920; Home was here. 200 West Chestnut Street, Goldsboro.


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