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Cross Creekrises in N Cumberland County and flows SE through Lake Wood and Fayetteville into Cape Fear River. So named because early settlers found that Cross Creek and Little Cross Creek crossed each other. See also Fayetteville.
Cross Creekcolonial trading center in central Cumberland County on Cape Fear River begun about 1760. Appears as Crosscreek on both the Collet map, 1770, and the Mouzon map, 1775. Consolidated with Campbellton, approx. 1¼ mi. away, in 1778. In 1783 the name was changed to Fayetteville, which see.
Cross Creek Townshipcentral Cumberland County. Coextensive with the city of Fayetteville.
Little Cross Creekrises in N Cumberland County and flows SE into Cross Creek. Early settlers found that Cross Creek and Little Cross Creek crossed.
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