Map of Goldsboro, Orange County, Florida


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Map of Goldsboro, Orange County, Florida

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Map of Goldsboro


African Americans--Florida--Sanford
Sanford (Fla.)


A plat of a handdrawn lot given to Orange County, Florida when Goldsboro was established. The map shows plots along Goldsboro Avenue (present-day West Thirteenth Street and Historic Goldsboro Avenue), Lincoln Street (present-day West Thirteenth Place), Blaine Street (present-day West Fourteenth Street), and Harrison Street (present-day West Sixteenth Street). The majority of the plots were owned by Florida Land and Colonization Company or Thorpe & Chappell.

Goldsboro is one of the historic African-American communities in Sanford, Florida. On December 1, 1891, William Clark, a storeowner and businessman, organized 19 other black registered voters to incorporate the town of Goldsboro, which was the second African-American city to be incorporated in Florida. Goldsboro's early economy was driven by rail yards, fields, groves, ice houses, and produce houses. A year after its incorporation, Goldsboro opened a school led by Katie Stubbins. Goldsboro's proximity to Sanford prevented it from expanding further west. Instead, the City of Sanford passed a resolution to absorb Goldsboro, despite opposition from the latter town's officials. Nonetheless, the Florida Legislature revoked Goldsboro's incorporation, in order to allow its absorption into Sanford on April 6, 1911. The identity of Goldsboro began to erode as the City of Sanford renamed several of its historical streets. In 2007, Goldsboro was included in plans for Sanford's revitalization efforts. In 2011, the Goldsboro Historical Museum was opened in the town at the site of its original post office.


Copy of original map, 1891: Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida.

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Digital reproduction of copy of original map, 1891.

Is Part Of

Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida.
Goldsboro Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.




380 MB


1 handdrawn plat




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Goldsboro, Sanford, Florida

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History Teacher
Geography Teacher


Originally owned by the Orange County Regional History Center.
Copy owned by the Sanford Museum.

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Copyright to the resource is held by the Orange County Regional History Center and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

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Firpo, Julio R.

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External Reference

"The Rich History of Goldsboro." Goldsboro Historical Museum.
Robison, Jim. "Political Sham - The Rise and Fall of Goldsboro." The Orlando Sentinel, September 1, 1991.
Robison, Jim. "A Tale Of 2 Cities In Sanford's Past: Goldsboro And Georgetown Get Credit For Creating A Hub." The Orlando Sentinel, September 20, 1992.
Imperiale, Nancy. "Discovering A Lost City Historian Finds Surprising Past Of The Goldsboro Community." The Orlando Sentinel, May 20, 1990.
González, Eloísa Ruano. "New Goldsboro history museum preserves town's forgotten lore." The Orlando Sentinel, November 12, 2011.
Flewellyn, Valada Parker, and the Sanford Historical Society. African Americans of Sanford. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2009.


Map of Goldsboro
Orange County Florida

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1 handdrawn plat


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