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Dunsmore Cove Branchrises near the McDowell County line in SE Buncombe County and flows NW into Swannanoa River.
Dunsmore MountainSW Buncombe County. Alt. 2,700.
Duplin County (DOO-plin)was formed in 1750 from New Hanover County. Located in the E section of the state, it is bounded by Jones, Onslow, Pender, Sampson, Wayne, and Lenoir Counties. It was named for Thomas Hay (1710-87), Lord Duplin, member of the Board of Trade and Plantations. Area: 823 sq mi. County seat: Kenansville, with an elevation of 127 ft. Townships are Albertson, Cypress Creek, Faison, Glisson, Island Creek, Kenansville, Limestone, Magnolia, Rockfish, Rose Hill, Smith, Warsaw, and Wolfescrape. Produces hogs, turkeys, cotton, cattle, bell peppers, sweet potatoes, hay, wheat, oats, nursery products, cabbage, collards, strawberries, cucumbers, lumber, poultry, textiles, and wine.
Duplin Court HouseSee Kenansville.
Duplin RoadsSee Wallace.
Dupree Crossroadscommunity in NW Pitt County.
Durant IslandN Dare County in Albemarle Sound; about 5 m. long from E to W and 3 mi. N to S at the widest. Appears on the Moseley map, 1733.
Durant Pointpeninsula extending from the S part of Hatteras Island, S Dare County, into Pamlico Sound N of Sandy Bay.
Durants Neckpeninsula extending into Albemarle Sound between Perquimans and Little Rivers, E Perquimans County. Site of the home of George Durant (1632-94), pioneer settler in the Albemarle about 1662. Appears as Point Durant on the Hack map, 1684, and as Durants Point on the Moseley map, 1733.
Durants Neckcommunity on Durants Neck peninsula, E Perquimans County. Formerly known as New Hope; a post office by the name was est. by 1820.

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