|Tar Landing Bay||in the extreme E end of Bogue Banks on the sound side, S Carteret County.|
|Tar Ridge||S Watauga County, extends SE from the head of Days Creek.|
|Tar River||rises in W central Person County and flows SE through Granville, Franklin, Nash, Edgecombe, and Pitt Counties to Beaufort County, where it becomes the Pamlico River. It is 179 mi. long. Appears on the Moseley map, 1733, apparently for the first time; previously known as Pampticough and other spellings of the modern Pamlico. There are many explanations of the origin of the name. It may be from an Indian word, Tau, meaning "river of health"; named for the Taw River in Devonshire, England; or named because of the tar produced in the counties through which it flows.|
|Tar River||community in S Granville County.|
|Tarawa Terrace||residential area of Camp Lejeune Marine Base, central Onslow County. Named for the Pacific Island on which a battle was fought against the Japanese, November 21-24, 1943.|
|Tarboro||town and county seat, central Edge-combe County. Settled in 1732 and est. 1760. Inc. 1772. Named for Tar River, on which it is situated. Town commons, created by legislative act of 1760, is still maintained. The legislature met there in 1787. Produces textiles, lumber, machinery, toys, and paper products. In early records, the name sometimes appears as Tawboro. Alt. 58. See also Runnymeade; West Tarboro.|
|Tarboro Township||former township in central Edgecombe County, now township no. 1.|
|Tarcamp Branch||rises in W Jackson County and flows E into West Fork Tuckasegee River.|
|Tare-over||SW Washington County, a bridge and straight stretch of the road from Plymouth to Leachville crossing the headwaters of Flat Swamp at the NE end of Van Swamp. The name appears on the Price map, 1808, and is thought to have originated as the name for the grassy, swampy depression that cuts into Long Acre, which see.|
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