Goldsboro, North Carolina is located in Eastern North Carolina and is the seat of Wayne County. This community became known as Goldsborough’s Junction after Major Mathew T. Goldsborough, an Assistant Chief Engineer with the railroad line. The town was incorporated in 1847, and the name officially changed to Goldsboro in 1869.
Wayne county is approximately 52 miles southeast of Raleigh, the state’s capital and about 75 miles west of the Atlantic Ocean. Goldsboro offers a climate of mild winters along with sunshine-filled summer days, which allows for golf, and many other recreational activities to be 12-month sports.
Today, Wayne County continues to grow and prepare for the Future. By creating industrial and business parks, by building new schools and manufacturing facilities, and by participating in regional marketing efforts, Wayne County is poised to remain a community of progress. Indeed, Wayne County is the proud home to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.
Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is the home to the 4th Fighter Wing. They have received the Commander in Chief’s Installation Excellence Award – Air Force for 2001, the highest award given to a military base. Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is an Air Combat Command installation named in honor of Navy Lieutenant Seymour Andrew Johnson, a native of Goldsboro, North Carolina, who was killed in an aircraft crash near Norbeck, MD March 5, 1941.
Come see for yourself what Goldsboro has to offer. For more information on our community, be sure to visit the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce website.