North Carolina Physical, Cultural & Historical Features

Physical Cultural Historical
Also See:Features by NC County

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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 1,932
Schools 2,754
Towers 495
Trails 67
Tunnels 43
North Carolina Historical
Features/Landmarks
Airports 7
Bars 2
Bays 3
Beaches 1
Bridges 8
Buildings 11
Capes 1
Channels 5
Churches 88
Civil 36
Crossings 9
Dams 1
Flats 1
Guts 10
Hospitals 16
Islands 9
Lakes 3
Locales 403
Military (Historical) 15
Mines 2
Parks 1
Populated Places 272
Post Offices 44
Reservoirs 6
Ridges 1
Schools 362
Streams 2
Swamps 7

North Carolina's National
Historic Landmarks
38
  • 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.