|Royal||community in S Franklin County.|
|Royal Cotton Mills||community in NE Wake County. Named for the mills est. there. Chartered 1907; charter repealed 1943.|
|Royal Creek||a short stream in N central Carteret County flowing E into South River.|
|Royal Oak||appears on the Price map, 1808, and on the MacRae map, 1833, on the Jones-Onslow county line where a slight change in direction is made. Said to have been named after a British soldier was found hiding in the tree's top to spy on Americans; he was hanged from a limb of the tree. The decayed stump of the tree was removed about 1916 when the road from Richlands to Comfort was widened.|
|Royal Oak Swamp||rises in Green Swamp in central Brunswick County and flows E into Lockwoods Folly River.|
|Royal Point||on the Pamlico Sound side of Portsmouth Island approx. 3 mi. from Drum Inlet, E Carteret County.|
|Royal Shoal||in Pamlico Sound in NE Carteret and SE Hyde Counties. Extends NW in an arc from Beacon Island and obstructs the passage through Ocracoke Inlet. Appears as Ryals Shoal on the Moseley map, 1733, but by its present name on the Collet map, 1770.|
|Rozier||community in E Robeson County served by post office, 1888-1902.|
|Rube Creek||rises in N Watauga County and flows SW into Beaverdam Creek.|
|Rube Green Top||E Mitchell County between Middle Mountain and the Avery County line.|
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