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Goldsboro in Wayne County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Waynesborough

 
 
Waynesborough Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 13, 2012
1. Waynesborough Marker
Inscription.  First seat of Wayne County, incorporated 1787. The town died after the county seat was moved to Goldsboro in 1850. Site is here.
 
Erected 1972 by Office of Archives and History. (Marker Number F-9.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Division of Archives and History series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1787.
 
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. It is at the entrance to Waynesborough State Park and next to Old Waynesborough Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Goldsboro NC 27530, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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
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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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Goldsboro.
 
Regarding Waynesborough. Old Waynesborough Park is on the site of the former town of Waynesborough. The park features historic buildings moved from other parts of the county and set down to form a historical village.
 
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
Waynesborough Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 13, 2012
2. Waynesborough Marker
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.) 
 
The General Store in the Historical Village image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 13, 2012
3. The General Store in the Historical Village
The Print Shop and Park Hill School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 13, 2012
4. The Print Shop and Park Hill School
Salem Grange image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, October 13, 2012
5. Salem Grange
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 16, 2012, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 471 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 16, 2012, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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