|Back Landing Creek||rises in the highlands of Indian Island, SE Camden County, and flows SE into North River.|
|Back Marsh||rises in N Duplin County and flows SW into Northeast Cape Fear River.|
|Back of Beyond||name given to far western counties by Horace Kephart in Our Southern Highlanders (1913). Derived from longtime inaccessibility of region.|
|Back Sound||between Shackleford Banks and Harkers Island in SE Carteret County.|
|Back Swamp||rises in W Robeson County and flows SE into Lumber River in central Robeson County.|
|Back Swamp||rises in NW Onslow County and flows SW into Duplin County, where it enters Cypress Creek.|
|Back Swamp||rises in NW Nash County and flows SE into Big Peachtree Creek.|
|Back Swamp Township||central Robeson County.|
|Backcountry||term used during the early settlement and colonial period for the vast interior of North Carolina, located away from the coastline and including both the modern-day Piedmont and Mountain regions.|
|Bad Branch||rises in E Macon County and flows SW into Big Creek.|
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