|Calhoun Branch||rises in NW Swain County and flows S into Desolation Branch.|
|Calhoun Branch||rises in W Cherokee County and flows S into Hiwassee River.|
|Calhoun Island||formerly a 15-acre island in Little Tennessee River in NE Graham County. Now under the waters of Fontana Lake.|
|Calico||community in S Pitt County. Named for the fact that a local store, owned by Henry Venters and his father, sold more calico cloth than any other store in Pitt County. The store also housed the local post office.|
|Calico Bay||a loam-filled bay in SW Duplin County.|
|Calico Creek||rises in central Carteret County and flows E and SE into the mouth of Newport River. An English ship, loaded with calico, is said to have wrecked near Beaufort in a storm. Afterward, pieces of calico were found draped over bushes growing along the creek.|
|California||community in W Pitt County.|
|California||community in NE Madison County. A post office, California Creek, est. there prior to 1882.|
|California||community in central Hertford County on the head of Mill Branch.|
|California Branch||rises in N Cabarrus County and flows N into Rowan County, where it enters South Second Creek.|
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