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Rankincommunity in S Mecklenburg County served by post office, 1888-1903.
Ranlo-Rex-Priscilla and Smyre Millsan industrial community in E Gaston County between Lowell and East Gastonia. Textile-manufacturing plants operated there.
Ranns Fallsrapids in Cape Fear River in central Harnett County E of the town of Lillington. Mentioned as early as 1819 in a survey of the rivers of North Carolina.
Ransom TownshipE Columbus County.
Ransom's Bridgecommunity at the junction of Nash, Franklin, Warren, and Halifax Counties; formerly thriving, but now sparsely settled. There is a bridge at the site over Fishing Creek. A post office by the name existed as early as 1822 and as recently as 1882. Was a center of gold-mining activity before the Civil War.
Ransomvillecommunity in E Beaufort County at the head of North Creek. Named for Confederate general Matthew W. Ransom (1826-1904).
RantersvilleSee LaGrange.
Raoul Branchrises in S Buncombe County near the Biltmore Estate and flows SW into Four-mile Branch.
Rapid Creek RidgeNE Swain County in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a short spur extending S from Dashoga Ridge, lat. 35°39'10" N., long. 83°15' W.
Rapier Mill Creekrises in SW Cherokee County and flows SE and NE into Nottely River.

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