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Paint Forkrises in E Madison County and flows SE to join California Creek in forming Little Ivy Creek.
Paint Forkcommunity in N Buncombe County on the stream of the same name. Alt. 2,455.
Paint Forkcommunity in E Madison County on Paint Fork.
Paint Fork GapN Buncombe County near the headwaters of Paint Fork.
Paint Gapon the Madison-Yancey county line.
Paint GapW Yancey County on Horton Creek.
Paint Gapcommunity in W Yancey County on Indian Creek at the mouth of Horton Creek. Alt. 2,676.
Paint HillSE Moore County. Indians made red paint from stones found at the site, hence the name. Alt. 640.
Paint MountainSW Swain County between Big Creek and Right Fork [Wesser Creek].
Paint Rockcommunity in W Madison County on French Broad River. Inc. 1891; charter repealed 1895. Early landmark, site of a blockhouse to protect settlers from Indians, 1793. Figures on a rock cliff there appeared to early settlers to be paintings. Appears as Painted Rock on the Price map, 1808. Alt. 1,265.

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