|Sam Gap||SE Buncombe County between Flint Knob and Round Mountain.|
|Sam Knob||S Haywood County between Sam Branch and Flat Laurel Creek. Alt. 6,030.|
|Sam Newton Branch||rises in central Cherokee County and flows NW into Valley River.|
|Samarcand||community in W Moore County. Named in 1916 by Raphael W. Pumpelly Jr. for the town in Asia Minor, which he had visited in his travels. A state home and industrial school for girls opened there in 1918. Alt. 698.|
|Samaria||community in SW Nash County served by post office, 1902-1907. Named for local Baptist church.|
|Sampson||community in N central Caldwell County on the headwaters of the Yadkin River near Blowing Rock.|
|Sampson Branch||rises in N Yancey County and flows SE into Jacks Creek. Named for Sampson Honeycutt, an early settler who died and was buried nearby about 1891.|
|Sampson County||was formed in 1784 from Duplin County. Located in the E section of the state, it is bounded by Wayne, Duplin, Pender, Bladen, Cumberland, Johnston, and Harnett Counties. It was named for Col. John Sampson (d. 1784), member of the House of Commons and the governor's council under royal governors Dobbs, Tryon, and Martin. Area: 963 sq. mi. County seat: Clinton, with an elevation of 158 ft. Townships are Belvoir, Dismal, Franklin, Hales, Herrings, Honeycutts, Lisbon, Little Coharie, McDaniels, Mingo, Newton Grove, North Clinton, Piney Grove, Plain View, South Clinton, South River, Taylors Bridge, Turkey, and Westbrook. Produces corn, soybeans, wheat, oats, hay, peanuts, tobacco, cotton, cucumbers, pepper, squash, watermelons, cantaloupe, collards, honey, nursery products, miscellaneous vegetables and fruit, poultry, hogs, livestock, turkeys, sweet potatoes, lumber, processed meat, electronics, apparel, concrete products, and textiles.|
|Sampson Creek||rises in S Catawba County and flows NE into Pott Creek.|
|Sampson Gap||NE Transylvania County NE of Sharpy Mountain near the Haywood County line.|
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