Wayne County

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Wayne County is named for Anthony Wayne, who was a general in the American Revolutionary War, and who lived from 1745 to 1796.


Created:  November 2, 1779

County Seat: 

Goldsboro  1779 – present


County Courthouse – Goldsboro 


Location:  204 East Walnut Street / South William Street

Built:  1912 – 1913

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Milburn, Hester & Company of Washington, D C

Contractor:  W P Rose and J N Kennedy


Description:  The building faces north and is a three story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The east, north and west fronts have large porticoes with four columns rising to pediments at the roof line. A wide cornice follows the flat roof line. The building is connected by a large glass atrium to the Court Annex on the south side. The building was restored in 1999. The architect was Partin & Hobbs Architect and the contractor was Ross – Markham Inc.


Note:  The courthouse is similar in design to the courthouse in Hoke County.


See:  The architect Frank Pierce Milburn of Washington, DC.


County Courthouse Annex – Goldsboro 




Location:  204 East Walnut Street / South William Street

Built:  1952 – 1954

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Allen J Maxwell and Frank F Clarke

Contractor:  R N Rouse & Company


Description:  The building faces west and is a four story buff colored brick and concrete structure. On the north side is a large glass atrium which connects the building to the courthouse. The main building extends west and on the northwest corner above the roof line is a rectangular section with clock. Along the west front are vertical pilasters between the windows. The roof is sloped. The building was renovated in 1992 to 1994. The architect was R S & H Architects and the contractor was T A Loving Company.



N – Wilson County

E – Greene County and Lenoir County

S – Duplin County and Sampson County

W – Johnston County
































Photos taken 2012