|Goldsboro, North Carolina|
Location in North Carolina
|Founded / Incorporated||1787 / 1847|
|- Mayor||Alfonzo "Al" King|
|- Total||24. North Carolina ( is a state located on the Atlantic Seaboard in the southeastern United States Wikipedia talkFeatured lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below -->This list of countries, arranged alphabetically The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The political units and divisions of the United States include The 50 states (four of these being officially styled as Commonwealths) which are typically North Carolina ( is a state located on the Atlantic Seaboard in the southeastern United States The US State of North Carolina is divided into 100 counties. North Carolina ranks 28th in size by area but has Wayne County is a County located in the US state of North Carolina. Year 1847 ( MDCCCXLVII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. 8 sq mi (64. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 3 km²)|
|- Land||24. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 8 sq mi (64. 2 km²)|
|- Water||0. 04 sq mi (0. 1 km²)|
|Elevation||108 ft (33 m)|
|- Density||1,574. The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 9/sq mi (608. 1/km²)|
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Goldsboro is a city in Wayne County, North Carolina, United States. The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America UTC−5 is the Time offset used in the North American Eastern Time Zone during Standard time and in the North American Central Time Zone during Daylight saving time ( DST The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America UTC−4 is the Time offset used in the Atlantic Standard Time Zone in Canada in winter and the North American Eastern Time Zone during The ZIP code is the system of Postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks Area code 919 is a Telephone Area code serving all or parts of 11 counties in the north-central area of the U Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout Wayne County is a County located in the US state of North Carolina. North Carolina ( is a state located on the Atlantic Seaboard in the southeastern United States The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The population was 39,043 at the 2000 census, and estimated to be 38,023 in 2006.  It is the principal city of and is included in the Goldsboro, North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Goldsboro Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of one county &ndash Wayne &ndash in North Founded in 1787, incorporated in 1847, it is the county seat of Wayne County. List of North Carolina County seats Alamance County - Graham Alexander County - Taylorsville Wayne County is a County located in the US state of North Carolina. The city is situated in the North Carolina's Coastal Plain and is bordered on the south by the Neuse River and the west by the Little River, about 35 miles southwest of Greenville and 55 miles southeast of Raleigh, the state capital. A coastal plain is an area of flat low-lying land adjacent to a seacoast and separated from the interior by other features The Neuse River is a major permanent stream rising in the piedmont of North Carolina, emptying into the Pamlico Sound below New Bern. Greenville is the county seat of Pitt County and principal city of the Greenville North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. Raleigh (pronounced rah-lee) is the Capital of the State of North Carolina and the county seat of Wake County, USA Goldsboro is best known as home to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located within the city limits of Goldsboro North Carolina.
As of the 2000 census, there were 39,043 people, 14,630 households, and 9,465 families residing in the city. The population density was 608. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 1/km² (1,574. 9/mi²). There were 16,372 housing units at an average density of 255. 0/km² (660. 4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 43. 04% White, 52. 24% African American, 0. 43% Native American, 1. 44% Asian, 0. 08% Pacific Islander, 1. 14% from other races, and 1. 64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2. 69% of the population.
There were 14,630 households out of which 32. 1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41. 1% were married couples living together, 20. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35. 3% were non-families. 30. 5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11. 9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 40 and the average family size was 3. 00.
In the city the population was spread out with 25. 1% under the age of 18, 11. 4% from 18 to 24, 29. 8% from 25 to 44, 20. 0% from 45 to 64, and 13. 7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 96. 9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93. 5 males. Because of the warm climate, low cost of living, and proximity of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, many military retirees live in the area.
The median income for a household in the city was $29,456, and the median income for a family was $34,844. Males had a median income of $26,223 versus $21,850 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,614. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 15. 4% of families and 19. 2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 7% of those under age 18 and 17. 5% of those age 65 or over.
Around 1787, when Wayne County was formed, a town named Waynesborough grew around the county's courthouse. Wayne County is a County located in the US state of North Carolina. Located on the east bank of the Neuse River, the town became the county seat. The Neuse River is a major permanent stream rising in the piedmont of North Carolina, emptying into the Pamlico Sound below New Bern. A county seat is a term for an Administrative center for a County, primarily used in the United States. Population growth in Waynesborough continued through the 1830s, however this changed once the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad was completed in the early 1840s. Events and trends Electromagnetic induction discovered by Michael Faraday. Originally chartered in 1835 as the Wilmington and Raleigh Railroad, the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad name began use in 1855 Events and trends Technology First use of General anesthesia in an operation by Crawford Long. By then, a hotel had been built at the intersection of the railroad and New Bern Road, which grew into a community after the train started to transport passengers from there.
More and more citizens soon relocated from Waynesborough to this growing village, named eventually "Goldsborough's Junction" after Major Matthew T. Goldsborough, an Assistant Chief Engineer with the railroad line. Later this was shortened simply to Goldsborough. In 1847, the town was incorporated and became the new Wayne County seat. A municipal corporation is the legal term for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to cities, counties, Towns
In the following decades, Goldsborough's growth continued in part by new railroad connections to Charlotte and Beaufort. Beaufort (ˈboʊfɚt "BO-furt" is a town in Carteret County, North Carolina, United States. By 1861, the town's population was estimated to be 1,500.
Because of its importance as railroad junction, Goldsborough played a significant role in the Civil War, for both stationing Confederate troops as well as transporting their supplies. Causes of the war See also Origins of the American Civil War, Timeline of events leading to the American Civil War The coexistence of a slave-owning South The Confederate States of America (also called the Confederacy, the Confederate States, and CSA) formed as the government set up from 1861 The town also provided hospitals for soldiers wounded in nearby battles.
In December 1862, the Battle of Goldsborough Bridge was waged, in which both sides fought for possession of the strategically significant Wilmington and Weldon Railroad Bridge. The Battle of Goldsborough Bridge took place on December 17, 1862, in Wayne County North Carolina, as part of the Union expedition to Originally chartered in 1835 as the Wilmington and Raleigh Railroad, the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad name began use in 1855 Union General John Foster arrived with his troops on December 17, aiming to destroy this bridge in order to put an end to the vital supply chain from the port of Wilmington. During the American Civil War, the Union was a name used to refer to the federal government of the United States, which was supported by the twenty-three John Gray Foster ( May 27, 1823 &ndash September 2, 1874) was a career military officer in the United States Army and a Events 546 - Gothic War (535–554: The Ostrogoths of King Totila Wilmington is a city in and the County seat of New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States. He succeeded on that same day, his troops overpowering the small amount of defending Confederate soldiers, and burning down the bridge. The War Department was established by the Confederate Congress in an act on February 21, 1861. On their way back to New Bern, Foster's men were attacked again by Confederate troops, but they survived the attack with less casualties than the enemy.
Goldsborough was once more the scene of a Union offensive in 1865, during Union General Sherman's Carolinas Campaign. The Carolinas Campaign was the final campaign in the Western Theater of the American Civil War. After the battles of Bentonville and Wyse Fork, Sherman's forces met with the armies of Schofield, their troops taking over the city in March. The Battle of Bentonville was fought March 19 &ndash 21, 1865, in Bentonville North Carolina, near the current town of Four Oaks The Battle of Wyse Fork was a battle fought in the Carolinas Campaign of the American Civil War, resulting in a Union Army victory John McAllister Schofield (September 29 1831 &ndash March 4 1906 was an American soldier who held major commands during the American Civil War. During the following three weeks, Goldsborough was occupied by over 100,000 Union soldiers. After the war was over, some of these troops continued to stay in the city.
In 1869, the spelling of the city was officially changed to Goldsboro.
The Seymour Johnson Air Force Base opened on the outskirts of Goldsboro in April 1942. Seymour Johnson Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located within the city limits of Goldsboro North Carolina. From this point on, much of the city's population and businesses increased as a result of the airbase's presence.
As noted in the List of military nuclear accidents, in 1961, two hydrogen bombs were dropped accidentally on the village of Faro, 12 miles north of Goldsboro. This article lists notable military accidents involving nuclear material A nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from Nuclear reactions either fission or a combination of fission and fusion. The two Mark39 weapons were released after the crew abandoned a B-52 bomber which had suffered mid-flight structural failure. Structural failure refers to loss of the load -carrying capacity of a component or member within a Structure or of the structure itself Both bombs went through several steps in the arming sequence, but neither one detonated. 
Alfonzo "Al" King is presently the city's Mayor, succeeding former mayor Hal Plonk in 2002. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government As mayor, King is the official and ceremonial head of city government and presides at all City Council meetings. The mayor and the City Council are elected to office for a four-year term. Goldsboro has a council-manager government, with Joseph R. In the council-manager form of government an elected city council (typically between five and 11 people is responsible for making Policy, passing Ordinances voting Appropriations Huffman being the current City Manager.
Goldsboro is located at .(35. 381961, -77. 977974)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 64. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 3 km² (24. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 8 mi²). The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 64. 2 km² (24. 8 mi²) of it is land and 0. 1 km² (0. 04 mi²) of it (0. 08%) is water.
The Goldsboro News-Argus is the city's only daily newspaper, with a circulation of approximately 21,500. ' Wayne Community College' is a Community college located in Goldsboro, North Carolina. North Carolina Wesleyan College is a four-year coeducational Liberal arts college, located in Rocky Mount North Carolina. Goldsboro High School is an inner-city public high school located in Goldsboro North Carolina. Facilities In-district students attending Rosewood High come directly from Rosewood Middle School and prior to that Rosewood Elementary The Goldsboro News-Argus is a daily US Newspaper located in Goldsboro North Carolina, serving the citizens of Wayne County
Goldsboro supports two television stations. One is a cable access station called PACC-10 TV. It is available to Time Warner customers and airs its own programming as well as City Council and County Commissioner meetings. The station often features stories about local individuals, groups, and events. WHFL TV 43 is a low power broadcast station on UHF channel 43 and is also found on two local cable networks. The station is a FamilyNet affiliate and carries religious, local, and family programming. The area is also served by television stations from the Raleigh-Durham and Greenville areas. Greenville is the county seat of Pitt County and principal city of the Greenville North Carolina Metropolitan Statistical Area. NBC affiliate WNCN-TV, Channel 17, is licensed to Goldsboro but has its studios in Raleigh. WNCN is the NBC affiliate in the Triangle region of North Carolina (the Raleigh - Durham - Fayetteville DMA) broadcasting
The closest airport is Goldsboro-Wayne Municipal Airport, but is only used for general aviation. WFMC (730 AM) is a Radio station broadcasting a Gospel format WGBR (1150 AM) is a Radio station broadcasting a News Talk format Goldsboro-Wayne Municipal Airport is a public Airport located three miles (5 km) north of the Central business district (CBD of Goldsboro The nearest public airport is Kinston Regional Jetport (IATA: ISO) in Kinston about 28 miles east of Goldsboro, although most residents use Raleigh-Durham International Airport for domestic and international travel. Kinston Regional Jetport, also known as Stallings Field, is a public Airport located three miles (5 km) northwest of the Central business district An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier, IATA station code or simply a location identifier, is a three-letter code designating many Kinston is a city in Lenoir County, North Carolina, United States. Raleigh-Durham International Airport is located nine miles (14
Major highways that run through the city are US 70 (the main thoroughfare through Goldsboro), US 13, US 117, Highway 111, and Highway 581. US Route 70 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 2385 miles (3838 km from eastern North Carolina to east-central Arizona. US Route 13 is a north-south US highway established in 1926 that runs for from the northeastern suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania US Route 117 is a spur of US Route 17. It currently runs for 114 miles (183 km from Wilson at Interstate 95 (exit 119 as a concurrency North Carolina Highway 111 is a 125-mile highway running from NC 11 / NC 42 in Oak City to US 258 / NC 24 in Catherine Lake I-795 now connects Goldsboro to I-95 in Wilson. Interstate 795 is an Interstate Highway in the US state of North Carolina. Interstate 95 is a major Interstate highway, running along the East Coast of the United States from Florida to Maine Wilson is a city and the County seat of Wilson County in the Coastal Plain region of the U