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Hamburg Ditchflows through Dismal Swamp in NE Gates County, connecting Corapeake Swamp with Cross Canal in NW Camden County. Both canals were known as Cross Canal in 1808 and as White Oak Spring Canal in 1833.
Hamburg Gapon the Jackson-Macon county line N of Yellow Mountain.
Hamburg MountainN Buncombe County E of Weaverville. Alt. 2,910. Traditionally the site of neutral hunting grounds used by Cherokee and Catawba Indians.
Hamburg TownshipSW Jackson County.
Hamby Branchrises in E central Cabarrus County and flows S into Rocky River.
Hamby MountainW Wilkes County between Smithies Creek and North Prong Lewis Fork Creek. Probably named for William Hamby, an eighteenth-century settler on North Prong Lewis Fork Creek.
Hambys Creekrises in E Davidson County and flows SW and NW into Rich Fork Creek.
Hamercommunity in N central Caswell County. A post office operated there, 1882-1904.
Hamer Creekrises in SW Montgomery County and flows SE into Richmond County, where it enters Little River.
Hamiltontown in N Martin County on Roanoke River. Known as Milton prior to 1804, when the name was changed to Hamilton and the town inc. Probably named for Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804). Also in 1804 the polling place at nearby Hogtown, which see, was combined with that at Hamilton. Produces textiles.

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