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11 HISTORIC MARKERS • Charles B. Aycock: Governor, 1901-1905. Birthplace stands 2/3 miles east. US 117 south of Fremont. • Waynesborough: First seat of Wayne County. Incorporated 1787. Site is here. US 117 bypass in Goldsboro. • Sherman's March: Sherman's army, on its march from Savannah, entered Goldsboro on March 21, 1865. NC 581 (West Ash Street) in Goldsboro. • North Carolina Railroad: Built by the state, 1851-56. Eastern terminus a few miles north. NC 581 (West Ash Street) in Goldsboro. • Curtis H. Brogden: Governor, 1874-77; home is two miles northwest on US 13 south of Goldsboro. • Foster's Raid: Union troops led by General J.G. Foster attacked Goldsboro, December 17, 1862. NC 581 (West Ash Street) in Goldsboro. • Wm. T. Dortch: Confederate Senator. US 70 Business (Ash Street) and William Street in Goldsboro. • Dobbs County Courthouse: Formed in 1758 and named for Governor Arthur Dobbs. 3 miles south. US 70 at SR 1719 (Best Station Road) east of Walnut Creek. • Seymour Johnson Air Force Base: Field used, 1942-46, for flight training by Army Air Forces; reopened in 1956. Berkeley Boulevard at Elm Street in Goldsboro. • Torhunta: Large Indian farming community. Destroyed in 1712. US 13 at SR 1572 (Saulston Road) 3 miles History northeast of Goldsboro. • University of Mount Olive: Original Free Will Baptist. US 117 Bypass in Mount Olive. • Battle of Whitehall: On December 15-16, 1862 Union troops led by Gen. J.G. Foster damaged the Confederate Ram "Neuse." NC 55 at Main Street in Seven Springs. • North Carolina Press Association: Organized May 14, 1873. J.A. Engelhard elected first president at meeting held near this spot. Walnut Street in Goldsboro. • Kenneth C. Royall: Last Secretary of War and First Secretary of the Army, 1947-49. Home was here. NC 581 (West Ash Street) in Goldsboro. • Odd Fellows Home: Orphanage and school opened in 1892. The original 20-acre tract is now a city park. US 70 Business (East Ash Street) at Herman Street in Goldsboro. • Cherry Hospital: Opened by the state in 1880 for black citizens with mental illness. US Hwy 581 at SR 201 (Stevens Mill Road) just west of Goldsboro. • General Baptist State Convention: Statewide association of black Baptists organized October 18, 1867 at First African Baptist Church, then located .2 mile west. US Hwy 117 Business (George Street) at Pine Street in Goldsboro • Gertrude Weil: 1879-1971; advocate for extending voting rights to women, 1920; home was here. 200 West Chestnut Street, Goldsboro.

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