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14 ELMWOOD CEMETERY In 1874, the City of Goldsboro purchased 2 1/3 acres of land from E.E. Faircloth, W.R. Parker, and J.E. Peterson for $200. The land was the former burial plot of local plantation owner General James Rhodes and was to be used as an African American cemetery. Elmwood Cemetery is home to the grave of Marine PFC. Dan Bullock. Bullock is believed to be the youngest serviceman killed in action during the Vietnam War. 306 E. Elm Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530 | (919) 735-1065 DILLARD ALUMNI CENTER/H.V. BROWN HALL In 1869, the Quakers offered to provide a free school for African American Children, if the parents could furnish a building. The school opened in 1882 under the name Goldsboro Grade School. Reverend Clarence Dillard came to Goldsboro in 1884 to serve as pastor of the Presbyterian (Shiloh) Church. In 1894, Reverend Dillard became principal of the school. The building that Reverend Dillard saw erected was named Dillard High School. In 1956, the school celebrated 30 years of accreditation and two years later, a national alumni association organization was chartered. The group, "Dillard/ Goldsboro Alumni and Friends, Inc.," attracts thousands of visitors each Memorial Day weekend and has a full-service community facility. PO Box 1051, 801 Poplar Street, Goldsboro, NC 27533 HERMAN PARK Goldsboro's oldest and most popular park is in the center of town on Park Avenue. The park was donated to the City in 1890 by Solomon and Henry Weil in memory of their brother, Herman. Herman Park's facilities include 10 lighted tennis courts, three picnic shelters, the historic park house and fountain, a gazebo, a goldfish pond, a children's playground, and a miniature train. Visitors can enjoy a train ride on weekends from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., April through September. Herman Park is open year round until 11:00 p.m. Corner of Herman and Beech Streets | (919) 739-7480 GOLDSBORO UNION STATION Goldsboro's historic Union Station was built in 1909. Passenger trains utilized it up to 1968. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977, identifying its importance in architectural history. Currently there are plans ongoing to restore the structure. Phase I design is already underway. After restoration, the building will be available for shops, offices, and community functions such as meetings and special events. 101 Carolina Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530 (919) 735-4959 | WAYNE COUNTY COURTHOUSE Built in 1914, this landmark hosts a World War I memorial and a marker denoting the execution of North Carolina's first surveyor John Lawson by local Indians of the Tuscarora Tribe. The courthouse's restoration and addition project won the Preservation North Carolina Gertrude S. Carroway Award for Merit. 224 E. Walnut Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530 | (919) 722-6100 EXPERIENCE Experience Goldsboro's historic downtown, as well as the abundant appeal of the area. Our landmarks are reminders of the hard work and success of the past. Many consider our town a living museum where history is preserved amidst a variety of things to do and see, and our rural charm makes Wayne County one of the most beautiful areas of the state to visit. Downtown Goldsboro

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