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Otter Creek Townshipformer township in S Edgecombe County, now township no. 9. Earlier known as Autreys Creek Township.
Otter GapNW Macon County between Long Branch and Otter Creek.
Otter MountainNW Macon County between Cold Spring Creek and the head of Jane Otter Branch.
Otters KnobSee Arturs Knob.
Ottotown in S Macon County. Alt. 2,060. Inc. 1909, but long inactive in municipal affairs.
Otwaycommunity in E Carteret County near the mouth of Ward Creek. Settled about 1800. Named for Otway Burns (1775-1848), captain of a privateer vessel in the War of 1812. Alt. 5.
OuanicheSee Wananish.
Outer Banksare a string of low, narrow, sandy islands extending for more than 175 mi. from the Virginia state line to below Cape Lookout. They are separated from the mainland of North Carolina by broad, shallow sounds. Narrow inlets through the Outer Banks provide access to the Atlantic Ocean from the sounds. The Outer Banks, from N to s, are Currituck Banks, Bodie Island, Pea Island, Hatteras Island, Ocracoke Island, Portsmouth Island, Core Banks, Shackleford Banks, and Bogue Banks. In 1709 John Lawson wrote of the "Sand Banks." In 1713 the term "Sea Banks" was used in describing them (see Shackleford Banks). See also Carolarns Islands; Croatoan Island.
Outer Diamond ShoalSee Diamond Shoals.
Outlaws Bridgecommunity in NE Duplin County.