GOLDSBORO, TEXAS. Goldsboro, on U.S. Highway 84 in northwestern Coleman County, developed with the construction of the Pecos Valley and Northern Texas Railway in 1910–11. It was optimistically named for gold-colored stones in the neighboring hills. By 1940 the town had two businesses and 100 residents. The population was thirty from 1980 through 2000.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.W. S. Gay, "GOLDSBORO, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hng18), accessed February 07, 2016. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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