|Faisons Old Tavern||community in central Northampton County between Corduroy and Wildcat Swamps. Named for a tavern operated there by the Faison family. The community of Odamsville, which had a post office as early as 1830, is traditionally said to have been the predecessor of Faisons Old Tavern.|
|Faith||town in S Rowan County. Inc. 1903. Named for a granite quarry opened by J. T. Wyatt, who lacked experience in quarrying but went ahead with his work "on faith."|
|Falcon||town in NE Cumberland County on Mingo Swamp. Alt. 125. Known as Starling's Bridge from as early as 1863 until 1893, when a post office was est. Inc. 1913. When a name was being sought for the post office, it is said that J. A. Culbreth glanced at a box of Falcon pens on the shelf of a country store and said, "Name it Falcon."|
|Falkland||town in W Pitt County. Post office est. in 1813 as Bensborough, changed to Falkland in 1838. Inc. 1887. Said to have been named for Falkland, Scotland, long the home of Scottish kings; or may have been named for the Falkland Islands, which the British had long claimed but only finally occupied a few years before Bensborough was changed to Falkland. Alt. 76.|
|Falkland Township||NW Pitt County. Formerly named California Township.|
|Fall Branch||rises in S Yancey County and flows NW into Big Lost Cove Creek.|
|Fall Branch||rises in E Wake County and flows E into Little River.|
|Fall Branch||rises in W Madison County and flows S into Roaring Fork.|
|Fall Branch||rises in W Macon County and flows NE into Burningtown Creek.|
|Fall Branch||rises in E Macon County and flows NW into Mica City Creek.|
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