Named after wealthy landowner, Dr. G.W. Goldsborough, the town’s earliest industry was beaver pelt trading with Native Americans. This was a lucrative business since four major Indian paths on the Chesapeake Peninsula converged here. With Oak hickory and Oak gum forests, abundant grain fields, spawning fish, edible plants, freshwater streams and fur-bearing animals Goldsboro grew into an important crossroads town. Today it remains one of the small charming villages that dot Caroline County’s scenic landscape.