Wayne County, North Carolina

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Wayne County, North Carolina
Founded 1779
Named for Anthony Wayne
County Seat Goldsboro
The county seat is Goldsboro.

 Wayne County was established on November 2, 1779 from the western part of Dobbs County.
It was named for "Mad Anthony" Wayne, a general in the American Revolutionary War.
In 1855 parts of Wayne County, Edgecombe County, Johnston County, and Nash County were combined to form Wilson County.

Cities, Towns and Villages
Eureka * Fremont * Mount Olive * Seven Springs * Pikeville
Walnut Creek

Census-Designated Places and Other Communities
Brogden * Elroy * Mar-Mac
Dudley * Faro * Grantham * Hopewell * Nahunta * Rosewood

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Website Updates:
June 2018
Newspaper Gleanings
- Crime News: Frank Winn killed Chas Winn
- Fires, Accidents, Train Wrecks and other Calamities: Judge Daniels home damaged by fire




August 2017: Newspaper Gleanings: Accidents: Barnes child dies from overdose
March 2017: Obits: Calvin Pitman; William Pitman
November 2016: Newspaper Accidents: Monkey commits suicide
August 2016: News Fire: Gin house destroyed
June 2016: Marriage: Jones/Clark
May 2015:
Newspaper Gleanings:
Accidents: Lightning Stuck tree
Crimes: Governor is asked to commute Vick to life in the penitentiary
Marriage: Carraway/Cox; Gardner/Parks; Rose/Williams
Marriage License issued and returned: Lee/Evans


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