|Half Acre Ridge||W Haywood County in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a short spur extending NW from Cataloochee Divide near lat. 35°37'45" N., long. 83°04'15" W., between Den Branch and Winding Stair Branch.|
|Half Moon||community in N Onslow County between Bachelors Delight Swamp and Half Moon Creek.|
|Half Moon Branch||rises in NW Craven County and flows NE into Neuse River. Appears in local records as early as 1770. See also Cove Creek.|
|Half Moon Creek||rises in N Onslow County and flows W into New River. Appears as Half Moon Swamp in local records as early as 1744.|
|Half Moon Swamp||See Half Moon Creek.|
|Half-Moon Bay||W Carteret County in White Oak River between Terrapin Run and Hill's Bay. Named for the adjacent channel.|
|Half-Moon Channel||in White Oak River, W Carteret and E Onslow Counties. The channel has gradually filled in and is no longer the main channel of the river.|
|Halfway Point||the southernmost point of Mackay Island, NE Currituck County. A name given by steamboat men.|
|Halifax||town and county seat, N Halifax County on Roanoke River. Authorized to be laid out, 1757; inc. 1760. Named for George Montagu, second Earl of Halifax (1716-71), who was president of the Board of Trade at the time the town was est. Alt. 135. The legislature met there, 1779-81. Scene of meeting, April 12, 1775, where North Carolina representatives sanctioned American independence. See also Enfield.|
|Halifax County||was formed in 1758 from Edgecombe County. Located in the NE section of the state, it is bounded by Bertie, Martin, Edgecombe, Nash, Warren, and Northampton Counties. It was named for George Montagu, second Earl of Halifax (1716-71), president of the Board of Trade and Plantations and called the "Father of the Colonies" for his success in extending American commerce. Area: 724 sq. mi. County seat: Halifax, with an elevation of 135 ft. Townships are Brinkleyville, Butterwood, Conoconnara, Enfield, Faucett, Halifax, Littleton, Palmyra, Roanoke Rapids, Roseneath, Scotland Neck, and Weldon. Produces peanuts, corn, oats, soybeans, tobacco, cotton, poultry, hogs, livestock, rubber products, textiles, paper, lumber, apparel, and sand. See also Roanoke County.|
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