|Davids Creek||rises in E Stanly County and flows SE into Cedar Creek.|
|Davids Point||an arm of N Hatteras Island extending into Pamlico Sound, E Dare County. Lies E of Great Island and S of the community of Waves.|
|Davidson||town in N Mecklenburg County. Inc. 1879 as Davidson College; name changed, 1891. Davidson College founded there, 1837, named for Gen. William Lee Davidson (1746-81), Revolutionary War hero killed at the Battle of Cowan's Ford. Alt. 826.|
|Davidson Branch||rises in W Haywood County and flows S into Palmer Creek.|
|Davidson College||See Davidson.|
|Davidson County||now in Tennessee, was created in 1783 and named in honor of Gen. William Lee Davidson (1746-81). Nashville (now the capital of Tennessee) became the county seat. The area was a part of the territory ceded by North Carolina in 1789 to the federal government.|
|Davidson County||was formed in 1822 from Rowan County. Located in the central section of the state, it is bounded by Randolph, Montgomery, Rowan, Davie, Forsyth, and Guilford Counties. It was named for Gen. William Lee Davidson (1746-81), who was killed at the Battle of Cowans Ford on the Catawba River during the Revolutionary War. Area: 560 sq. mi. County seat: Lexington, with an elevation of 810 ft. Townships are Abbotts Creek, Alleghany, Arcadia, Boone, Conrad Hill, Cotton Grove, Emmons, Hampton, Healing Springs, Jackson Hill, Lexington, Midway, Reedy Creek, Silver Hill, Thomasville, Tyro, and Yadkin College. Produces wheat, oats, corn, tobacco, poultry, livestock, glass products, vinyl siding, box springs, voting machines, furniture, apparel, lumber, concrete pipe, batteries, lumber, slate, flagstone, and shale for brick.|
|Davidson Creek||rises in S Iredell County and flows SW into Mecklenburg County, where it enters Catawba River. Probably named for George Davidson, who owned 500 acres on the creek in 1778.|
|Davidson Gap||W Haywood County, Great Smoky Mountains National Park near lat. 35°39'08" N., long. 83°06'07" W., between Bald Top and Cooks Knob.|
|Davidson Gap||SE of Robinson Rough on the Buncombe-Madison county line.|
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