Goldsboro in Wayne County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 1972 by Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number F-9.)
Location. 35° 22.47′ N, 78° 0.763′ W. Marker is in Goldsboro, North Carolina, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 117 and South Old Waynesgorough Road on U.S. 117. Click for map. It is at the entrance to Waynesborough State Park and next to Old Waynesborough Park. Marker is in this post office area: Goldsboro NC 27530, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. General Baptist State Convention (approx. 0.7 miles away); Gertrude Weil (approx. 0.9 miles away); Foster's Raid (approx. 1.1 miles away); First Pentecostal Holiness Church Congregation (approx. 1.2 miles away); John Lawson (approx. 1.2 miles away); Company E, 119th Infantry, Goldsboro Rifles World War I Monument (approx. 1.2 miles away); Kenneth C. Royall (approx. 1.2 miles away); North Carolina Press Association (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Goldsboro.
Regarding Waynesborough. Old Waynesborough Park is on the site of
Also see . . . History of the Carolina Colony and Waynesborough. “Waynesborough enjoyed modest prosperity into the 1800s and hopes rose in 1839 with the arrival of the McNair, the first steamboat to traverse up the Neuse to Waynesborough. Steam power provided more reliable and safe transport compared to the wind and oar powered boats of the era. Further brightening the town&squo;s hope was the completion of the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad line that passed within a couple of miles from the town. Upon its completion the line was the longest in the world with 161 miles of track. Despite the celebration, in a cruel twist of fate it would be the railroad that ultimately caused the demise of the town. Residents slowly began to move from Waynesborough to a new community springing up around the Wilmington and Weldon track a mile and a half away.’ (Submitted on October 16, 2012.)
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