Situated in the north 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.
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, raise 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.
The best advice we can offer is to visit Calypso, which is one of the best kept secrets in Duplin County.