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:
Feb 2015:
Previous Updates:
Oct 2014: Bios: Smith, Rev. Stephen U.
October 2012: Bios: Howell, Wilcox



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