|Bakers Crossroads||community in S Franklin County.|
|Bakers Lake||a natural lake in NW Bladen County, approx. 1½ mi. long. Formerly known as Wilkinson's Lake.|
|Bakers Ridge||W Alleghany County.|
|Bakers Swamp||rises in N Washington County and flows NE into Kendricks Creek.|
|Bakersville||town and county seat, in central Mitchell County on Cane Creek. Alt. 2,457. Settled prior to 1857 and named for David Baker, who settled on a grant that he had at the site in 1797. During the latter part of the Civil War and until 1868 known as Davis, apparently in honor of Confederate president Jefferson Davis. Inc. 1868.|
|Bakersville Township||central Mitchell County.|
|Bal-Gra||home of Thomas Pollock, president of the Council and acting governor, 1712-14 and 1722. Located in E Bertie County on the N side of Salmon Creek at its junction with Chowan River and Albemarle Sound. The brick house, named for the Pollock home in Renfrow County, Scotland, is no longer standing. Near site of Edenhouse, which see.|
|Balconce Branch||rises in W Lee County and flows NW into Little Pocket Creek.|
|Bald Beach||island on Atlantic Ocean in SW Brunswick County.|
|Bald Branch||rises in S Swain County between Rattlesnake Ridge and De Hart Bald and flows W into Wesser Creek.|
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