|Narrow Ridge||NE Yancey County between Green Mountain and Brush Creek.|
|Narrows||boat channel through the narrow part of Currituck Sound near Poplar Branch. Tidal-marsh islands lie on either side of the channel in S Currituck County. Appears on the Comberford map, 1657.|
|Narrows of the Yadkin||formerly a portion of Yadkin River in Montgomery and Stanly Counties constricted by the Uwharrie Mountains, through which the river passes. With the construction of Badin Dam in 1917, the Narrows of the Yadkin were submerged by Badin Lake. Appears on the Price map, 1808, and the MacRae map, 1833. Sometimes referred to as Yadkin Narrows.|
|Narrows Reservoir||See Badin Lake.|
|Narrows, The||the final mile and a half of Newport River confined within banks before it approaches the estuary, central Carteret County.|
|Narrows, The||section of Green River in E Henderson County where rocks narrow to tight passageway. Favored by kayakers despite access difficulties.|
|Narrows, The||See Croatan Sound.|
|Narrowsville||community in NW Montgomery County near Narrows of the Yadkin. Served by post office, 1833-41.|
|Nash County||was formed in 1777 from Edgecombe County. Located in the NE section of the state, it is bounded by Edgecombe, Wilson, Johnston, Franklin, and Halifax Counties. It was named for Gen. Francis Nash (1742-77) of Hillsborough, mortally wounded at the Battle of Germantown while fighting under George Washington. Area: 552 sq. mi. County seat: Nashville, with an elevation of 180 ft. Townships are Bailey, Castalia, Coopers, Dry Wells, Ferrells, Griffins, Jackson, Mannings, Nashville, North Whitakers, Oak Level, Red Oak, Rocky Mount, South Whitakers, and Stony Creek. Produces tobacco, corn, wheat, oats, peanuts, cotton, poultry, hogs, livestock, machinery, computers, plastics, sweet potatoes, strawberries, cantaloupes, cucumbers, bakery products, textiles, furniture, lumber, and apparel.|
|Nash District||one of the districts into which Caswell County was divided at the time of the 1790 census. It contained 118 heads of families.|
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