Situated in the northern end of Duplin County, the Town of Calypso offers a sense of small town living yet is convenient to business, culture, and Interstate 40. Originally founded around 1890 as Goshen Grove, Calypso became a hub of farm families and local produce. Cotton, tobacco, and produce found their way to the Calypso Depot where they were shipped throughout the eastern United States via the rail system. The Wilmington-Weldon Railroad ran through the heart of town and provided easy access for shipping goods.
Education has also been the heart of the local community. Calypso received its first school in 1908 and is now within the North Duplin School District which has received superior ratings across the board for its end of grade testing. Community support for the local school system, school athletics, and recreational leagues are found in the hearts of the local citizens.
Conveniently located near Wilmington, Raleigh, and Goldsboro, Calypso is a great place to begin a small business, rear a family, or find the joy of a small town feeling. With access to water, sewer, rail system, and natural gas, this small town offers much to the prospective builder, home buyer, or business owner. Local residents also enjoy a newly renovated public park with a walking trail, youth recreation leagues, a strong volunteer fire department and ladies auxiliary, and a local senior citizens group for “Just Older Youth.”
The best advice we can offer is to visit Calypso, which is one of the best kept secrets in Duplin County.