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Kelseycommunity in NW Caldwell and SW Watauga Counties near Boone Fork 3 mi. W of Blowing Rock. Probably named for Samuel T. Kelsey, who operated a nursery nearby in the late nineteenth century. Also known as White's Spring.
Kelvin Grovecommunity in NW Wake County served by post office, 1840-1903.
Kelvyn Forkrises in W Wake County and flows W into Brier Creek.
Kemps Millcommunity in S Randolph County on Richland Creek.
Kems Branchrises in E Haywood County and flows N into Allens Creek.
Kenady's BranchSee Candy Creek.
Kenan Ditcha drain in S Duplin County to carry the waters of Kenan Pocosin into Northeast Cape Fear River.
Kenan Pocosina large swamp in S Duplin County that is drained by ditches into Northeast Cape Fear River.
Kenansvilletown and county seat, central Duplin County. Authorized to be laid out 1816; inc. 1852. Alt. 127. Named for Gen. James Kenan (1740-1810), member of Provincial Congress and Revolutionary officer. Site once known as Grovemont. "Goldengrove," plantation of Congressman James Gillespie, was at or near the site of Kenansville before it was laid out. Earlier Duplin Court House was approx. 2½ mi. W of present town of Warsaw on the Duplin-Sampson county line. Site of Confederate arms factory, manufacturer of swords, sabers, and accoutrements.
Kenansville Townshipcentral Duplin County.

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