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NC's Spooky Names

Posted October 31, 2006

North Carolina has some of the most interesting names for towns, creeks, swamps and mountains. I have a compiled a list of my favorite Halloween related names. I’ve drawn from my own Tar Heel travels and those of UNC historian William S. Powell who authored The North Carolina Gazetteer. Please add your own names to the list.

Trickum Creek – Forsyth County
Skull Camp Mountain – Surry County
Devil’s Tramping Ground – Chatham County
Ghoul’s Fork – Carteret County
Spook’s Branch - Buncombe County
Haunty Branch - Transylvania County
Cape Fear River
Graveyard Ridge - Haywood County
Huggins Hell - thicket in Swain County
Pumpkin Center - Burke & Lincoln CountyKill 'Em Swamp - Hertford County
Bone Valley - Swain County
Meat Camp Township - Watauga County

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