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Davis Townshipon Core Sound in E Carteret County.
Davis White Sulphur Springsformer resort in E Alexander County. Flourished from about 1883 until early twentieth century. Known also as Sulphur Springs. Davis family operated gristmill there before and after the site was popular as a summer resort.
Davis’ StoreSee Dardens.
Davistownformer community in S Edgecombe County. Now only a railroad crossing.
Dawsoncommunity in N Lenoir County. Named for a local family. Formerly a depot on the Hines Lumber Company railroad from Kinston to Snow Hill. Once a center for shipping logs and cotton. A school was operated in the vicinity as early as 1793. The Industrial Christian College was operated there from 1906 until about 1921.
Dawsoncommunity in S Halifax County. A post office as early as 1830.
Dawson Creekrises in S Pamlico County and flows SE into Neuse River. Appears on the Moseley map, 1733. Named for Richard Dawson, who purchased land there in 1706. Prior to 1706 the creek was known as Cuccoowink Creek. See also Janeiro.
Dawson's Landingcommunity in NW Bladen County served by post office, 1873-1903. Formerly Harrison Creek.
Day Bookcommunity in NE Yancey County on Jacks Creek. Alt. 2,350. Post office est. about 1815 and named for a book in which names were recorded of settlers moving west. Another version of the traditional origin of the name is that it came from a time book kept for employees of a local lumber company.
Day's GapSee Hugh Day's Gap.

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