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Jacks BayNE Carteret County on E side of Piney Island and adjacent to Long Bay.
Jacks Branchrises in W Anson County and flows SE into Brown Creek.
Jacks Branchrises in S Graham County and flows S into Tulula Creek.
Jacks Branchrises in W Madison County and flows SW into French Broad River.
Jacks Creekrises in W central Yancey County and flows NE into Toe River.
Jacks Creek TownshipNE Yancey County.
Jacks Forkrises in S Greene County and flows N into Tyson Marsh.
Jacks KnobS Jackson County, is bordered on the E by Scotsman Creek. Alt. approx. 3,440.
Jacks Swamprises in N Northampton County and flows NE into Virginia, where it enters Fountains Creek. Appears on the map of the North Carolina-Virginia line run by William Byrd and others, 1728.
Jacksontown and county seat, central Northampton County. Alt. 131. Inc. 1873. Settled prior to 1741 and known as Potecase Bridge. Made county seat in 1741 and known as Northampton Court House until renamed Jackson in 1826, presumably for Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), recent unsuccessful Democratic candidate for president. In 1808 the General Assembly had authorized the county seat to be named Atherton, but apparently the name was never adopted. It probably was intended to honor Maj. Jeptha Atherton, member of the Provincial Congress and the General Assembly. Produces lumber.