Pre-Owned Car Dealer near Goldsboro, NC

The city of Goldsboro is nestled right in the Coastal Plain region of North Carolina. It resides in Wayne County, for which it also holds the county seat. Over the years, Best of Clinton has served the Goldsboro community as a reliable source for all its residents’ automotive needs. 

History of Goldsboro, North Carolina

The town of Goldsboro, (originally Goldsborough), did not come about until the 1840s with the introduction of the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad. A hotel built at the intersection of the newly constructed railroad and New Bern road became the central point of a brand new community. The community was named for Major Matthew T. Goldsborough who was an Assistant Chief Engineer on the construction of the railroad. In 1847, the town was incorporated and named the new county seat for Wayne County.

Goldsborough’s convenient position along the railroad line was pivotal in the role the town played in the American Civil War. There were also multiple significant battles that were fought in Goldsborough over the course of the war, including the Battle of Goldsborough Bridge and General Sherman’s Carolinas Campaign. In 1869, four years after the conclusion of the Civil War, the town name was officially shortened to Goldsboro. In April of 1942, what is now known as Seymour Johnson Air Force Base was opened on the outskirts of Goldsboro. This base was responsible for the rapid growth in population and economic surge that took place in Goldsboro during the period of World War II. Today, Goldsboro’s economy continues to thrive. 

 Food and Entertainment in Goldsboro

As far as entertainment goes, Goldsboro does not disappoint. If you are looking for a piece of history, check out the Wayne County Museum, where much of the town’s history is preserved for public viewing. You may also want to stop by the battlefield on which the Battle of Goldsborough Bridge took place, as it is also open to the public. Some fun outdoor activities include riding ATVs at Busco Beach, or you can try finding your way through Hood Swamp Corn Maze

Looking for some relaxation? Enjoy some pampering at Panache Hair and Body Loft, or you can test out your painting skills and enjoy a nice glass of wine at the local favorite, Wine and Design. As far as food and drinks go, some of the local favorites include The Laughing Owl Restaurant and Brewmasters Goldsboro. If you are looking to try some international flavors, head over to Los Fogones Restaurant where they are famous for their Peruvian fusion style cuisine. You may also enjoy the Japanese Hibachi style found at Fuji Steakhouse. You can’t go wrong with the many fabulous restaurants in the town of Goldsboro.

Fun Facts About Goldsboro

  • There is a rather comical local legend surrounding the 1847 vote to make Goldsborough, (now Goldsboro), the Wayne County seat. Legend says that Goldsborough supporters spiked the town’s well with moonshine to influence the vote in Goldsborough’s favor.
  • As the home to Goldsboro Milling Company, this city is the 10th largest producer of hogs. It has a decent production of turkeys as well and is the employer to many citizens in the Goldsboro area. 
  • Goldsboro was also home to the Grammy Award Winning artist Scott Stapp. He was a founding member and lead singer for the popular rock band, Creed

Our Dealership

Best of Clinton is a uniquely popular used car dealership located near Goldsboro, North Carolina. Their lots are filled with a variety of reasonably-priced used vehicles to fit every lifestyle including a multitude of vehicles priced under $15,000. What sets this dealership apart, however, is their unique trade-in policy. Not only do they accept used cars and trucks, but they are willing to accept and/or appraise all kinds of vehicles including boats, tractor-trailers, and ATVs.

The finance department at Best of Clinton works hard to ensure that all of our customers get the best possible service with a plan that works best for them. Here we have over 30 different lenders in our network that we work with to offer the best interest rates possible for our loyal customers. We also offer a 90-day/3,000 mile limited powertrain warranty on all pre-owned vehicles with less than 150,000 miles. You can easily get pre-approved right on our website or contact us for more information on any vehicles you may be interested in buying or selling. We also offer NC state inspections at our full-service auto repair shop. Here at Best of Clinton we aim to make this process as stress-free as possible. Give us a call or come visit us today.