|Dans Creek||rises in NE Swain County and flows SW into Straight Fork.|
|Dans Knob||E Madison County between Beetree Creek and East Fork [Bull Creek].|
|Danson's Manor||See Shiloh.|
|Danton||town authorized to be est. in 1803 on the lands of Thomas Rivers on the N side of Dan River, Stokes County. Apparently the town never developed.|
|Darb Branch||rises in N Transylvania County and flows NE into Bradley Creek.|
|Darby||community in W Wilkes County on Elk Creek. Named for Darby Hendrix, eighteenth-century pioneer landowner.|
|Dardens||community in NE Martin County. A post office known as Davis’ Store served the area from 1827 to 1833. Named Dardens for local family, one of whom, Col. James G. Darden, was a personal friend of Warren G. Harding from as early as 1917 and later, as an oil man, was involved in the Teapot Dome affair. Alt. 46.|
|Dare County||was formed in 1870 from Currituck, Tyrrell, and Hyde Counties. Located in the NE section of the state, it is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean; Pamlico, Croatan, and Albemarle Sounds; and Hyde and Tyrrell Counties. It was named for Virginia Dare, born August 18, 1587, on Roanoke Island in the county; she was the first child of English parents to be born in America. Area: 1,246 sq. mi. (388, land; 858, water). County seat: Manteo, with an elevation of 12 ft. Townships are Atlantic, Croatan, East Lake, Hatteras, Kennekeet, and Nags Head. Produces boats, concrete products, cabinets, scuppernongs, figs, poultry, processed seafood, corn, soybeans, and lumber.|
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