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Yadkin Valley TownshipNE Caldwell County.
Yadkinvilletown and county seat, central Yadkin County. Commissioners in 1850 authorized to select site and lay off county seat to be named Wilson. Name changed to Yadkinville 1852; town chartered 1857. Alt. 960.
Yalaka Creekrises in SE Swain County and flows NW into Little Tennessee River. Sometimes also called Alarka Creek.
Yalaka Mountainsextend SE from the head of East Fork [Kirkland Creek] in S Swain County to the head of Upper Long Creek in SE Swain County. Sometimes also called Alarka Mountains.
Yalecommunity in W Henderson County. Alt. 2,104.
Yamacrawcommunity in W Pender County.
Yanceycommunity in E Person County served by post office, 1894-1903.
Yancey Branchrises in S Cleveland County and flows SE into First Broad River.
Yancey Countywas formed in 1833 from Burke and Buncombe Counties. Located in the W section of the state, it is bounded by the state of Tennessee and by Mitchell, McDowell, Buncombe, and Madison Counties. It was named for Bartlett Yancey (1785-1828), member of the General Assembly and Congress. Area: 311 sq. mi. County seat: Burnsville, with an elevation of 2,817 ft. Townships are Brush Creek, Burnsville, Cane River, Crabtree, Egypt, Green Mountain, Jacks Creek, Pensacola, Price Creek, Ramseytown, and South Toe. Produces corn, oats, poultry, dairy products, livestock, hogs, hosiery, carpets, lumber, hay, textiles, mica, feldspar, olivine, sand, and gravel.
Yancey RidgeE Avery County.

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