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Rowland Branchrises in W Macon County and flows NW into Nantahala River.
Rowland TownshipSW Robeson County.
Rowlin Creekrises in NW Macon County and flows NE into Nantahala River.
Rowsypockarea W of present town of Kill Devil Hills, E of Little Colington Island in E Dare County.
Roxborotown and county seat, central Person County. Est. as county seat, 1793. Named for Roxburgh, Scotland. Inc. 1855. Produces lumber, fabricated metals, textiles, processed poultry, and tobacco. Alt. 671.
Roxboro LakeSee Carolina Power Lake.
Roxboro Townshipcentral Person County.
Roxobeltown in NW Bertie County. Settled about 1800; inc. 1895. The early settlement was known as Cotten's Cross Roads; around 1808 the name was changed to Granberrys Cross Roads; and in 1816 a post office there was called Brittons Store. Roxobel appears as the post office name in 1847. The name was selected by Frances Norfleet for the popular three-volume novel Roxobel, written by Mary Martha Sherwood. The final change was necessary to avoid confusion with Britton's Neck, S.C.
Roxobel TownshipNW Bertie County.
Royalcommunity in SE Beaufort County est. 1908 and known first as Dublin for the city in Ireland. Renamed for George E. Royal, a railroad official.

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