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Tanyard Branchrises in central Rutherford County NW of Rutherfordton and flows SE into Cleghorn Creek. At one time it was known as Milk House Branch.
Tanyard Creekrises in N Yadkin County and flows NE into Yadkin River.
Tanyard GapN Madison County at the head of Silvermine Branch.
Tapocoresort community in NW Graham County on Cheoah River. Served by post office, 1916-36. Alt. 1,110. Name coined by the Tallassee Power Company using the first two letters of the three words in the company name.
Tar Cornercommunity in NE Camden County. Name said to derive from a barn painted with tar that stood at intersection of two roads.
Tar Creekrises in E Pamlico County and flows N into Broad Creek.
Tar Heela town in NW Bladen County. Settled 1875. Inc. 1963. Alt. 100. Named either for the appellation said to have been given, by Confederates from other states, to North Carolina troops who emerged from a river with tar adhering to their heels, or for tar produced in the vicinity taken to the Cape Fear River and then by raft to Wilmington. Along the riverfront, the ground was covered with tar, and so were the feet that passed over it.
Tar Kiln Creekrises in S Pamlico County and flows S into Dawson Creek.
Tar Kiln RidgeNW Clay County, extends from Short Off to the Tusquitee Mountains.
Tar Landingcommunity in N Onslow County between Blue Creek and New River. Early deeds refer to the landing on New River as Owen Jones's Tar Landing.

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