|Rowland Branch||rises in W Macon County and flows NW into Nantahala River.|
|Rowland Township||SW Robeson County.|
|Rowlin Creek||rises in NW Macon County and flows NE into Nantahala River.|
|Rowsypock||area W of present town of Kill Devil Hills, E of Little Colington Island in E Dare County.|
|Roxboro||town 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 Lake||See Carolina Power Lake.|
|Roxboro Township||central Person County.|
|Roxobel||town 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 Township||NW Bertie County.|
|Royal||community 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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