|Gulf Branch||rises in NW Burke County and flows SW into Linville River.|
|Gulf Branch||rises in S Macon County and flows N into Big Laurel Branch.|
|Gulf Creek||rises in SE Chatham County and flows SW into Cape Fear River.|
|Gulf Prong||rises in NE Swain County and flows S to join Chasm Prong in forming Bradley Fork.|
|Gulf Stream||is a warm current in the Atlantic Ocean that flows out of the Gulf of Mexico along the E coast of the United States and E in the North Atlantic toward Europe. Along the coast of North Carolina, it approaches Cape Hatteras and gives that part of the state a milder winter than would otherwise be the case. Winter temperatures of the surface waters there are approx. 63°, while summer temperatures are about 80°. The Gulf Stream was first described by Benjamin Franklin, and it appears on a map prepared for him in 1770 by Timothy Folger.|
|Gulf Township||SW Chatham County.|
|Gull Island||a tiny island in SW Carteret County in Bogue Sound.|
|Gull Island Bay||on the W shore of Hatteras Island in the waters of Pamlico Sound, S Dare County opposite Gull Island.|
|Gull Rock||community in E Hyde County on Wyesocking Bay. A former post office there was Gulrock.|
|Gull Shoal||a small island in Pamlico Sound off the W shore of Hatteras Island, SE Dare County. The name appears in local records as early as 1794 as "Gull Shore."|
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