|Babbit's Pond||See Parrish's Pond.|
|Bacchus||community in E Yancey County.|
|Bachelor||community in SE Craven County on Clubfoot Creek.|
|Bachelor Creek||rises in S Randolph County and flows E into Richland Creek. Named for a wild stallion that is reported to have roamed through the section. People called him "Bachelor."|
|Bachelor Creek||rises in Great Dover Swamp in NE Jones County, flows NE into central Craven County, and then turns to flow SE for approx. 3 mi. along the W border of Hog Island before entering Neuse River approx. 3½ mi. NW of town of New Bern. Approx. 14 mi. long. Appears as Batchellors Creek on the Moseley map, 1733. Formerly called Batchelder Creek. Named for Edward Batchelor.|
|Bachelor's Delight Swamp||rises in N Onslow County and flows SW into New River. Mentioned in local records as early as 1744.|
|Back Bay||a bay formed by the encircling islands of Hog Island in NE Carteret County.|
|Back Creek||rises in central Randolph County and flows SW into Caraway Creek. The creek is dammed about 5 mi. W of Asheboro, creating a 250-acre lake that is the chief water supply of Asheboro Township.|
|Back Creek||rises in W Orange County and flows SW into Alamance County, where it enters Haw River. Appears on the Moseley map, 1733, as Buffalo Creek.|
|Back Creek||rises in SE Mecklenburg County and flows E into SW Cabarrus County to join Rocky River. So called because it appears to back into Rocky River rather than flow into it. Shown as Buck Creek on Kerr map, 1882, and as Black Creek on recent state highway maps.|
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