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Wagstaff Storecommunity in W Person County.
Wahoocommunity in NW Alexander County on Middle Little River.
Wahtom PocosinNW Bertie County.
Wahtom Swamprises in NW Bertie County and flows SE into Cashie River.
Wailescommunity in SW Mecklenburg County served by post office, 1892-1902.
Wainwright Islandin Core Sound, NE Carteret County; approx. 2/3 mi. long. Probably named for James Winwright or Wainwright.
Wake Countywas formed in 1771 from Johnston, Cumberland, and Orange Counties. Located in the E central section of the state, it is bounded by Johnston, Harnett, Chatham, Durham, Granville, and Franklin Counties. It was named for Margaret Wake (1733-1819), wife of Governor William Tryon. Area: 867 sq. mi. County seat: Raleigh, with an elevation of 363 ft. Raleigh is also the state capital. Townships are Barton Creek, Buckhorn, Cary, Cedar Fork, Holly Springs, House Creek, Leesville, Little River, Marks Creek, Meredith, Middle Creek, Neuse River, New Light, Panther Branch, Raleigh, St. Marys, St. Matthews, Swift Creek, Wake Forest, and White Oak. Produces tobacco, corn, wheat, oats, cotton, poultry, dairy products, hogs, livestock, farm machinery, concrete products, baked goods, textiles, cottonseed oil, apparel, furniture, pharmaceuticals, packaged foods, software, nursery products, strawberries, pumpkins, crushed stone, and fabricated metals.
Wake Court HouseSee Raleigh.
Wake Foresttown in NE Wake County between Hatters Branch and Richland Creek. Settled 1823. Inc. 1880 as "town of Wake Forest College," but referred to after the turn of the century as Wake Forest. Named for large wooded areas of N Wake County. Home of Wake Forest College (1834-1956) until it was moved to Winston-Salem. Home of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary since 1951. Produces textiles. Alt. 400.
Wake Forest TownshipNE Wake County.