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Yadkincommunity in E Rowan County at Yadkin River. A large textile mill is there.
Yadkin Collegetown in W Davidson County on Yadkin River. Inc. 1875, but long inactive in municipal affairs. Named for the Methodist Protestant college opened there in 1865, closed in 1924. One college building and the ruins of another remain.
Yadkin College TownshipW central Davidson County.
Yadkin Countywas formed in 1850 from Surry County. Located in the N central section of the state, it is bounded by Forsyth, Davie, Iredell, Wilkes, and Surry Counties. It was named for Yadkin River, which see. Area: 335 sq. mi. County seat: Yadkinville, with an elevation of 960 ft. Townships are Boonville, Buck Shoal, Deep Creek, East Bend, Fall Creek, Forbush, Knobs, and Liberty. Produces tobacco, corn, wheat, oats, poultry, textiles, machinery, plastics, barley, crushed granite, and limestone.
Yadkin Creekrises in S Watauga County and flows S into Caldwell County.
Yadkin NarrowsSee Narrows of the Yadkin.
Yadkin Riverrises in S Watauga County near Blowing Rock and flows SE into Caldwell County, where it turns NE to flow through Wilkes County and along the Surry-Yadkin, Yadkin-Forsyth, Davie-Forsyth, Davie-Davidson, Davidson-Rowan, and a part of the Montgomery-Stanly county lines. It is then joined by the Uwharrie River in forming the Pee Dee River. Called Sapona River by John Lawson in 1709. Appears as "Sapona or Yadkin River" on the Moseley map, 1733. The Sapona Indians lived in the area, but the origin or meaning of Yadkin is uncertain. It was also spelled Yatkin, Atkin, Reatkin, and other ways in the eighteenth century.
Yadkin TownshipSW Stokes County.
Yadkin Valleycommunity in NE Caldwell County served by post office, 1884-1953.
Yadkin Valleycommunity in NE Davie County.

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