|Bad Creek||rises in N Mitchell County and flows SE into Big Rock Creek.|
|Bad Creek||rises in SW Jackson County and flows SE into South Carolina, where it enters Chattooga River.|
|Bad Fork||rises in NW McDowell County on the N slopes of Woods Mountain and flows NE approx. 2 mi. into Armstrong Creek.|
|Bad Fork||rises in NW Henderson County and flows S into Wash Creek.|
|Bad Knob||in N Mitchell County between Aaron Branch and Big Ridge.|
|Badin||community in NE Stanly County on Badin Lake. Alt. 400. Est. 1913 by Adrien Badin, French industrialist who operated aluminum-reduction plant there. Plant opened as Aluminium Francais in 1915, later operated by Aluminum Company of America, closed 2002.|
|Badin Lake||on Yadkin River in Montgomery and Stanly Counties. Covers 5,973 acres; max. depth 40 ft. Completed 1917 by Carolina Aluminum Company to generate hydroelectricity and for recreation. Also referred to as Narrows Reservoir.|
|Bagdad||community in N Davidson County served by post office, 1893-1902.|
|Bagley||community in NE Johnston County. Named for local family.|
|Bagley Academy Branch||rises in NE Warren County and flows N into Little Stonehouse Creek.|
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