|Rushing||community in SE Union County served by post office, 1883-1903.|
|Rusk||community in SW Surry County served by post office, 1851-1951.|
|Ruskin||community in NW Bladen County served by post office, 1902-26.|
|Russell||community in SW Chatham County.|
|Russell||community in SW Rowan County served by post office, 1886-1903.|
|Russell Branch||rises in Union County, Ga., and flows NE into Clay County, where it enters Pinelog Creek.|
|Russell Gap||on the Alexander-Wilkes county line. Alt. 1,550.|
|Russell Gap||W Clay County near the headwaters of Trout Cove Branch.|
|Russellborough||SE Brunswick County on the Cape Fear River just N of the location of the former town of Brunswick, site of the home of royal governors Arthur Dobbs and William Tryon. A house there, begun by Capt. John Russell of His Majesty's Sloop Scorpion, was purchased in 1758 by Dobbs; renamed Castle Dobbs after his marriage in 1762. At Dobbs's death in 1765, Tryon occupied the house and named it Castle Tryon. When Tryon left the house in 1770, it was purchased by William Dry and renamed Bellfont. It burned in 1776. The site was excavated in 1967 by the N.C. Department of Archives and History, and eighteenth-century artifacts were discovered, many of which are on display at Brunswick State Historic Site.|
|Russells Creek||rises in E central Brunswick County and flows E and N into Town Creek.|
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