North Carolina Features & Landmarks (Physical, Cultural & Historic Features)

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North Carolina Physical Features, Cultural Features & Historical Landmarks

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North Carolina
Physical Features
Arches 1
Areas 45
Bars 96
Basins 88
Bays 481
Beaches 35
Benches 1
Bends 47
Capes 694
Cliffs 67
Falls 100
Flats 86
Forests 12
Gaps 1,127
Guts 176
Islands 405
Lakes 225
Pillars 11
Plains 10
Ranges 24
Rapids 1
Ridges 1,007
Springs 42
Streams 9,593
Summits 2,798
Swamps 536
Valleys 628
Woods 8
North Carolina
Cultural Features
Airports 466
Bridges 257
Buildings 3,548
Canals 158
Cemeteries 2,806
Channels 135
Churches 8,891
Civil 1,712
Crossings 92
Dams 1,633
Harbors 36
Hospitals 197
Levees 2
Locales 2,150
Mines 127
Parks 602
Post Offices 177
Reserves 14
Reservoirs 1,929
Schools 2,754
Towers 495
Trails 67
Tunnels 43
  • Physical Features are the natural features of the Earth's surface.
  • Cultural Features are landscape features that were created or shaped by humans.
  • Historical Features are features that no longer exist on the landscape.
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Information Updates

The Demographic Data for the 2,646 North Carolina cities, towns, counties, ZIP Codes and Census Designated Places (CDPs) profiled in this gazetteer is updated annually. Last Update: July 1, 2014.

The ZIP Code maps and the data regarding the number of residential and business addresses in each ZIP Code are updated four times per year. Last Update: August 1, 2014.

The information on the 55,144 North Carolina Physical, Cultural and Historic Features is updated six times per year. Last Update: October 5, 2014.

The School Attendance Zone Maps for 1,603 North Carolina public schools are updated four times per year. Last Update: October 6, 2014.