About Goldsboro NC
Explore the Town of Goldsboro NC
In Eastern North Carolina, sits the City of Goldsboro which is the county seat of Wayne County. Conveniently located on US 70, Goldsboro is within 30 minutes of the I-40 and I-95 making commuting a breeze. Goldsboro is the proud home to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and many military families. The city was recognized back in 1993 as a Top Ten City by Money Magazine, and it takes great pride in providing quality and efficient services to its residents and visitors. View properties for sale in Goldsboro, NC.
Parks and Recreation
There are multiple parks and other places to visit and have fun in Goldsboro. Fairview Park is located off of Edgerton Street and offers, soccer, basketball & baseball fields as well as walking track, playground, fitness equipment as well as picnic shelters. If you’re looking to cool off in the summertime make sure to check out either to the public pools which offer swimming lessons and pool punch cards! Find out hours and other resources at http://www.goldsboroparksandrec.com/parks/
If you’re looking for nearby greenways make sure you check out the newly paved Reedy Branch Greenway. This is located behind Wayne UNC Hospital and connects to the multi-use path along New Hope Road. This is always open to the public, view more on where best to access the trail and map at http://www.goldsboroparksandrec.com/parks/reedybranchgreenway/
Residents and visitors can also play a round or two of golf at the Goldsboro Golf Course. This course is not your normal municipal course, and was renovated under the supervision of the renowned architect John LaFoy. Features 18 holes, large practice greens, bermuda fairways, driving range, concrete cart paths with youth and senior rates. Come get your driving on! Learn more about the course and book a Tee-Time
Our Favorite Local Attractions
Cliffs of the Neuse State Park
The Cliffs of the Neuse State Park is the destination for exploring the great outdoors. With over 1,000 acres of protected forests you can trek through, or check out the geological museum, hike on miles of trails, and so much more.
Goldsboro’s downtown will transport you to a bygone era. Make sure to check out local shops and restaurants like Jay’s Sushi & Burger Bar is a favorite of ours, as well as participate in plenty of exciting community events. There’s something special about taking a walk down Main Street, we highly recommend doing it.
Waynesborough Historical Village
The Waynesborough Historical Village is tucked just outside of the center of town, and it features everything from a traditional family home to a one-room school to a Quaker Meeting House. It’s also a designated site on the official NC Birding Trail! Everything you could need to experience the historical side of Goldsboro.
Other Attractions and Activities to look for…
If you want to check out something new and exciting read further about The Fly & Fresh Agriventure Trail and support diversity, agritourism, field to table dining and artisanal & fresh shops … Learn more about Fly & Fresh Agriventure Trail
Make sure you check out all the annual events in Goldsboro like the Center Street Jam which is a concert series during the summertime, as well as Tube the Neuse and Jingle in the Park, … view the full list of dates and events at visitclayton.org/annual-events.
The town of Waynesborough was first developed along the banks of the Neuse River around the county courthouse that was built there when Wayne County was formed in 1789. Following in the late 1830’s, the Weldon Railroad line was built to the east of Waynesborough, at the intersection of the railroad and the New Bern Road a hotel was built and a community began to establish itself.
Goldsborough’s Junction which was named after Major Matthew T. Goldsborough, an Assistant Chief Engineer with the railroad line, would later became known as the town of Goldsborough which was incorporated in 1847, and then the official name change happened in 1869 to what is now widely known as Goldsboro. This city encompasses over 25 square miles with a transportation center for the area’s agriculture industry, and has been the county seat for Wayne County since 1847… Learn more about the history of Goldsboro NC