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Goldsborocity and county seat, central Wayne County E of Neuse River, where it is joined by Little River. Inc. 1847; became county seat in 1850, succeeding town of Waynesborough, which see. Named for Maj. Matthew Tilghman Goldsborough, native of Maryland, assistant engineer for Wilmington and Weldon Railroad. Includes former community of Adamsville, which see. Produces textiles, electronic components, primary metals, leather products, bakery products, tobacco, furniture, lumber, cottonseed oil, machinery, dairy products, and processed grain. Alt. 111. Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, est. 1942, is there.
Goldsboro Cooling Pondin W central Wayne County about 5 mi. W of county seat. Impounded in 1961 to cover 575 acres, with max. depth of 15 ft. and a shoreline of 4.6 mi. Used to provide supplementary cooling for the Goldsboro Steam Electric Generating Plant and named for same. Lies in a looping meander of Neuse River (though its water level is as much as 22 ft. above that of the river), and its water covers the site of an old Quaker meetinghouse. The upper meander loop forms an area known as Quaker Neck; the lower meander loop was known as The Roundabout in the 1830s.
Goldsboro Townshipcentral Wayne County.
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