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Craven Geography

by Ralph Taylor, 26 March 2007 -- revised 20 August 2008

Craven, indeed all the counties discussed on this site, lie on North Carolina's coastal plain. There are no mountains and few hills of note. The terrain is flat and filled with many creeks, branches, swamps (or former swamps) and pocosins. It is a rich agricultural area and has been heavily farmed.

Map: New Bern to Kinston
1865 Map, made near end of Civil War

This map plainly shows the dominance of the Neuse & Trent Rivers and the swamp between them. The diagonal line running from Kinston to New Bern & then south is the railroad.

Features

The source for much of the information in the table below is the website of the US Geographic Names Information Service, abbreviated USGNIS. Features not listed below may be found at this website. "Map" below refers to the US Geological Survey quadrangle map on which the feature is located. "USGNIS#" refers to the identification number assigned by the US Geographic Names Information Service.

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Name Description Lattitude
(DMS)
Longitude
(DMS)
Jump:
ABCD,  FGHJ,   LMNOPRSTV
Neuse, Trent, Broad Crk, Contentnea Crk., Southwest Crk
Neuse River Formerly known as the Gow-ta-no and Neusiok. It runs approximately northwest to southeast in Craven, Greene, Lenoir, Wayne & 6 other counties, meeting Pamlico Sound south of New Bern. Its eastern portion forms part of the Intracoastal Waterway, known to boaters. As an important “highway”, it is referenced in many deeds, but – due to its length & many twists – is an insufficient locator. Deeds often refer to the “south side” or “north side of the Neuse, but this can be misleading to the map reader. For much of its length in Craven, the Neuse runs north to south and has a primarily west side (“south”) and east side (“north”). This river also runs south to north for a stretch in Lenoir County. We will use both sorts of terms when confusion would otherwise result. Maps = several, USGS ID = 1013910 Head
3605’42”N 07848’49”W
Mouth
3507’53”N 07630’14”W
Trent River Formerly known as the Quoracks River, runs approximately west to east, joining the Neuse on its west side south of New Bern and north of James City. It, also, is referenced in many deeds but suffers the same problems as the Neuse as a locator. Note that on its western (upstream) extent, the Trent runs north to south. Map = New Bern, USGNIS = 1024362 Head
3506’04”N 07744’47”W
Mouth
3506”04’N 077 02'12W
Adams Creek Canal Presently a portion of the Intracoastal Waterway, joining the Neuse River with the Newport River. (We suspect Adams Creek was dredged to form the canal.) Map = Merrimon, USGINS# = 980038 3457'54’N 07641'23’W
Albrittons Landing On the south (east) Neuse about 500 feet downstream of the highway 55E bridge. Map = Grifton, USGINS# = 1018785 351749N 0772941W
Alligator Branch A tributary of Mosely Creek. It has two prongs south and east of NC Hwy. 55W. Map = Grifton, USGINS# = 1024507 351947N 0772519W
Ashes Creek See Broad Creek. 350306N 076 5708W
Bachelor Creek AKA “Batchelors Creek”, “Bachelors Creek” or “Batchelder Creek” -- running approximately northwest to southeast paralleling the Neuse at that point and then joining it near Hog Island & north of the present Washington Forks. The water between the mouth of the creek & Hog Island is known as "The Gut". Map = Askin, USGNIS# = 1018891 35 0834N 077 0339W
Banks Landing On the north bank of the Trent between Long Branch & Beaverdam Branch in present Jones Co. Map = Trenton, USGNIS# = 1018954 & 1018955 350257N 0771623W
Beasley Island Thought to be either of two places: (1) a place where the waters of Mill Branch separated, then rejoined, to form an island; or (2) near Pitchkettle Landing on the Neuse, formed by swirling eddies in the current. No such island is evident in either location today.? ?
Beaverdam Branch On the north side of the Neuse, flowing initially easterly from Sharon, then southerly to join the Neuse near Becton’s Old Field Landing. It is considerably west & north of Beaverdam Swamp. Map = Jasper, USGNIS# = 980820 35 0952N 077 1012W
Beaverdam Creek In present Jones Co. Map = Trenton, USGINS# = 980857 35 0250N 077 1625W
Beaverdam Swamp On the north (east) side of the Neuse, joins Fisher Creek – which in turn joins Little Swift Creek about mile southeast of Ernul. It is considerably east & south of Beaverdam Branch. Map = Askin, USGNIS# = 1023819 35 1439N 077 0356W
Beaufort Road Ran approximately northwest to southeast from New Bern to Beaufort town, probably roughly following the route of present US 70, then NC Hwy. 101. A present Beaufort Rd. has its northern terminus at the Cherry Point Naval Hospital, runs south & east, and joins Roosevelt Blvd. ? ?
Bectons Old Field Landing On the north bank of the Neuse, about 1/2 mile downstream of its confluence with Beaverdam Branch & 1 mile upstream of Dougherty Cove. Map = Grifton, USGNIS# = 1023820352008N 0772729W
Bells Landing On the south bank of the Trent, about 1/4 mile upstream of its confluence with Raccoon Creek. Map = Pollocksville,
USGNIS# = 1019077
350149N 0771046W
Big Branch Map = Cherry Point, USGNIS# = 1009256 345336N 076 4650W
Biddle Landing On the south shore of the Neuse, about 1.8 miles upstream (west) of Maple Cypress Road (County 1470).Map = Fort Barnwell, USGNIS# = 1023824 351904N 0771933W
Black Swamp A tributary of the Trent River in Jones County. Map = Comfort, USGNIS# = 981543 350131N 0773244W
Blackmans Creek Map = Askin, USGNIS# = 1018674 350842N 0770422W
Bone Gray Branch A short stream, running roughly south to north west of Co. Rd. 1803 & joining the Neuse on its south shore.    
Brices Creek AKA “Brice Creek”, runs approximately south to north, joining the Trent about two miles southwest of New Bern. Has both an “East Prong” and a “West Prong”. Map = New Bern, USGNIS# = 1025096 350434N 077 0331W
Briery Run On the north side of the Neuse in Pitt or Lenoir County. It flows northeasterly, past Graingers, to join Stonyton Creek about one mile southwest of Graingers. Map = Kinston . USGNIS# = 981894 351848N 0773156W
Broad Creek AKA, Ashes Creek. In present-day Pamlico County; runs approximately north to south & joins the Neuse at Sandy Point about two miles southwest of Arapahoe & opposite Flanner Beach. {It is another stream than that mentioned as being on the south side of the Neuse,} It has both an “East Prong” and a “West Prong”. Map = Upper Broad Creek, USGNIS# = 996548 350306N 076 5708W
Bryan Landing On the south (east) bank of the Trent south of Oak Grove Airfield, about 1 mile downstream of its confluence with Mill Run. In this section, the Trent takes a dramatic bend, flowing from southerly to northerly, before turning east. Map = Trenton, USGNIS# = 1019345 350045N 0771555W
Cahoogue Creek Runs south-southeast to north-northwest & joins Hancock Creek opposite the present Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station, after which the joined creeks flow into the Neuse’s southern shore. Map = Cherry Point, USGNIS# = 1009898 345512N 076 5102W
Caswell Landing On a bend of the Neuse River in Lenoir County, about mile south (upstream) of NC 55 & Albrittons’ Landing. Map = Grifton, USGNIS# = 1019558 351704N 0772943W
Cherry Point Landing This historical feature  no longer exists, but served as a stopping point on the Neuse River steamboat route. Map = Cherry Point, USGNIS# = 1766222. Coordinates are approximate. 345636N 0765209W
Citation Creek See Southwest Creek in Lenoir Co.. 351557N 077 3038W
Clubfoot Creek Flows approximately northerly in eastern Craven, joining the Neuse on its southern shore near Great Island, between Temple & Bachelor. Map = Cherry Point, USGNIS# = 1010341 345505N 076 4526W
Colemans Creek We have not found this creek, a tributary of Slocum Creek, & speculate that it is now known by another name. It is mentioned in several deeds involving John Taylor, his son Absalom, and Jacob Taylor; some of these also reference  Broad Creek, the present of which on the north (east)  side of the Neuse. However, "Broad Creek" may refer to the creek currently called "Tucker" & Colemans Creek may have been  Southwest Prong or East Prong. ? ?
Contentnea Creek AKA, Great Contentnea Creek, Great Cotecktney Creek, Moccasin Creek, Moccasin River, & Quotankney Creek. Runs approximately northwest to southeast through present Pitt, Lenoir, Greene & Wilson counties. . Map = Grifton,  USGNIS# = 983467 352026N 0772320W
Cool Springs Landing On Swift Creek, near the confluence with the Neuse. Accessed by Cool Spring Rd., (County 1435). Map = Askin, USGNIS# = 1019769 351134N 0770502W
Core Creek Also known as “Cove Creek” or “Moon Creek”, runs approximately south to north, joining the Neuse River at Core Creek Landing. Map = Fort Barnwell, USGNIS# = 1019785 3517’26”N 07717’09”W
Core Creek Landing On Core Creek at its confluence with Flat Swamp, about 1 mile upstream of Core Creek's confluence with the Neuse River about two miles east of Fort Barnwell and 24 miles east of Kinston. 351721N 0771730W
Core Creek Town On Adams Creek Canal in Carteret Co., not related to either Core Creek or Core Creek Landing. Map = Core Creek, USGINS# = 1019784 344943N 0764135W
Cove Creek See Core Creek above.    
Cove  Landing Approximately 2 miles west of Ernul on Swift Creek. Map = Ernul, USGINS# = 1019810 351516N 0770725W
Cowpen Landing On the Neuse River at the southern terminus of county road 1441. It has a boat ramp. Map = Jasper, USGNIS# = 1019822 351419N 0771002W
Cove City A town near Flat Swamp and the headwaters of Core Creek; it came into existence with the building of the railroad. Map = Cove City, USGINS# = 1019808 351115N 0771915W
Cox Landing On the south bank of the Neuse River, due south of Quinerly & 1/2 mile downstream of Alum Springs Branch. Map = Fort Barnwell, USGINS# = 1004018 352000N 0772219W
Crooked Run A small stream, which runs in a “fish-hook” manner – beginning from its headwaters in a southeast to northwest direction, it turns right to flow southwesterly into Otter Creek. Map = Havelock, USGNIS = 1010591 345918N 076 5723W
Dalys Creek Lenoir Co. Map = Seven Springs, USGNIS = 983913 351237N 0774820W
Ditch Landing On the north bank of the Neuse, approximately 1/2 mile upstream of the Core Creek confluence. Map = Fort Barnwell, USGINS# = 1023949 351752N 0771714W
Dougherty’s Cove (AKA, Daughety’s Cove?) A cove in the Neuse River in present Lenoir County, between Plank Landing on the east & Becton’s Old Field Landing on the west. It is on a bend of the river & apparently formed by swirling currents.
Dover Swamp See Great Dover Swamp.    
Duck Creek Runs approximately north to south for about two miles on the eastern shore of the Neuse and joins it opposite James City. Map = New Bern, USGNIS# = 1010932 350543N 0770028W
Dudley Landing On the north bank of the Neuse, about one mile downstream of Pitchkettle Landing. Map = Fort Barnwell, USGINS# = 1023954 351631N 0771504W
Falling Creek In Lenoir County on the north side of the Neuse, it flows roughly northwest to southeast and joins the Neuse in a swamp about three miles southeast of Kinston. Map = Deep Run, USGNIS# = 984984 351455N 0773836W
Flat Swamp A tributary of Core Creek, runs approximately south-southwest to north-northeast, joining the creek at Core Creek Landing and forming an upside-down Y with the creek. The original swampy character has been lost due to drainage. Map = Fort Barnwell, USGNIS = 1004023 351729N 077 1723W
Fonville A settlement shown on 18th century maps, south of the Neuse River and west of Bachelor Creek, upstream of New Bern.
Fort Barnwell Located south of Neuse River & west of Core Creek. Map = Fort Barnwell, USGNIS# = 1020324 351729N 0772006W
Foscue Landing On the north bank of the Trent very near its confluence with Jumping Creek. Map = Trenton, USGNIS# = 1008022 350310N 0771814W
Gap Landing On the south bank of the Neuse at the northern terminus of Glenburne Rd. (County 1402) near the southeastern end of Marsh Island. Map = Askin, USGNIS# = 1020395 350833N 0770357W
Glover Creek A tributary of Colemans Creek currently unidentified    
Grape Creek In Jones Co., Map = Cove City, USGNIS = 1023996 351048N 0771853W
Great Branch A tributary of Brice Creek, flowing mostly northerly. Its head is near Croatan, south of Catfish Lake Rd. (Co.1100). Map = Catfish Lake, USGNIS = 1008628 345851N 077 0004W
Great Dover Swamp A collective term for the large swampy area between the Neuse and the Trent, running from about Bachelor Creek in the east to Mosely Creek in the west. Streams drained into the Trent on the south and the Neuse on the north.    
Great Island Map = Merrimon, USGNIS# = 986021 345551N 0764430W
Greens Thorofare A channel running approximately west to east, cutting off a northerly bend of the Neuse and rejoining it about one mile south of Cowpen Landing. Map = Jasper, USGNIS# = 986112 351402N 0771035W
Grimes An historically populated place (It no longer exists.) in Rowan County, north of China Grove, northwest of the junction of  I-85 & County Road 1505. It is referred to in the 1700-1734 estate papers of four Taylors -- Robert, Edward, John & Thomas. Map = China Grove, USGNIS# = 1001842. 353519N 0803244W
Grimes Landing A Grimes Landing, near the town of Grimesland was (It no longer exists.) on the Pamlico River in PItt County.  Map = Grimesland, USGNIS# = 1023599 353409N 0770926W
Grinnel Creek Flows southerly into the Neuse between Cox Landing & Biddle Landing. It is the most northwesterly stream in Craven; shortly upstream is present Lenoir County. Map = Fort Barnwell, USGNIS = 1024693 351938N 077 2056 W
Gulden Creek Map = Cherry Point, USGNIS# = 1011762 345408N 0764530W
Gum Branch A small stream on the south side of the Neuse, joining it east of the Marine Corps Air Station, west of Cherry Point & the ferry landing, opposite Wilkinson Point. Map = Cherry Point, USGNIS = 1011766 345626N 076 4936W
Gum Swamp Map = Dover, USGNIS = 1024015 351425N 077 2732W
The Gut A stream on the west side of Hog Island connecting the Neuse and Bachelor Creek. Map = Askin, USGNIS = 995978 351107N 077 0633W
Halfmoon Creek Flows southwest to northeast, joining the Neuse (on its southern shore) near Biddle Landing. Map = Fort Barnwell, USGNIS# = 1024018 351909N 077 2013W
Hancock Creek Runs approximately south to north and joins the Neuse at the present Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station. After it links with Cahoogue Creek, it flows into the Neuse’s southern shore. Map = Cherry Point, USGNIS# = 1011828 345620N 076 5112W
Handy A settlement shown on 18th century maps, south of the Neuse River and west of Bachelor’s Creek, upstream of New Bern.
Harris Landing On the north bank of the Neuse, about halfway between Pitchkettle Landing & Ditch Landing. Map = Fort Barnwell, USGNIS# = 1024025 351656N 0771634W
Heath Landing On Swift Creek, about one mile due south of the junction between US 17 & NC 43. Map = Vanceboro, USGNIS# = 1020666 351608N 0770749W
Hog Island Formed by the Neuse on the east side and “The Gut” and Bachelor Creek on the west. Map = Askin, USGNIS# = 986880 351023N 077 0539W
Hooting Ponds Believed to be "Shooting Ponds", which see.    
Horse Landing On what may have once been the south bank of the Trent, which has apparently changed its course to the west in this section. No longer usable as a landing.  Map = Trenton, USGNIS# = 1020839 350400N 0771929W
Ipock Landing On Swift Creek, about 1 1/2 miles southwest of Cerna. Map = Vanceboro, USGNIS# = 1020892 351546N 0770738W
Jack Smith Creek Map = Askin, USGNIS# = 1012394 350735N 0770308W
King Creek Map = Cherry Point, USGNIS# = 1012629 345558N 0764754W
Lane Branch Map = New Bern, USGNIS# = 1012676 3510559N 07710336W
Lane Landing On the north bank of the Neuse, at the confluence with a creek unnamed on current maps & about 3 miles downstream of Pitchkettle Landing. Map = Vanceboro, USGNIS# = 1024078 351530N 0771336W
Little John Creek Map = Cherry Point, USGNIS = 1012981 345437N 0765127W
Little Swift Creek On the north (east) side of the Neuse & joins Swift Creek at the present industrial waste site, about one mile east of Street’s Ferry. Map = Askin, USGNIS# = 988787 351221N 077 0552W
Log Landing On the north (east) bank of the Trent about 1/4 mile upstream of its confluence with French Branch. Map = Trenton, USGNIS# = 1021265 350315N 0771920W
Longpoint Landing On the White Oak River in southern Jones Co. at the southern terminus of an unpaved road. Map = Stella, USGNIS# = 1008023 344753N 0771041W
Mallard Cove Landing On the north bank of the Trent, between its confluences with  French Branch & Jumping Creek. Map = Trenton, USGNIS# = 1021331 350311N 0771853W
Marsh Island In the Neuse, just downstream (southeast) of Hog Island. Map = Askin, USGNIS# = 989369 35 0850N 077 0405W
Marsh Landing On the south (west) bank of the Trent about 1 mile upstream of the present Quaker Neck Country Club. Map = Trenton, USGNIS# = 1021354 350229N 0771705W
Mauls Swamp AKA "Malls Run". Runs from northeast to southwest, joining Swift Creek in the southern part of Vanceboro. Map = Vanceboro, USGNIS# =    
McCoy Branch A tributary of Mill Run, joining it near the eastern terminus of Co. Rd. 1446 & running roughly parallel to Wetherington Farm Rd.    
Mill Branch In Jones County, a tributary of Southwest Creek. It joins the creek about mile north of the present railroad tracks and mile northwest of Caswell. Map = Jasper, USGNIS = 1024148 351250N 077 1328W
Mill Creek Runs south to north, joining the Trent River from the south & appearing relatively large on 18th century maps. ? ?
Mill Creek Is this same Mill Creek as above? Map = Havelock, USGNIS = 1013544 345536N 076 5414W
Mill Run Runs initially west to east, then north to south, with its headwaters near county road 55, joining the Neuse about 2.7 miles north of Jasper at Shell Landing. Map = Jasper, USGNIS = 989982 351409N 077 1156W
Mills Branch Map = Askin, USGNIS = 990019 350827N 077 0222W
Mitchell Creek Runs approximately southwest to northeast, joining Clubfoot Creek near the latter’s mouth at the southern shore of the Neuse. Map = Cherry Point, USGNIS = 1013638 345420N 076 4545W
Mortons Mill Pond Map = Newport, USGNIS = 1013711 34 5152N 076 4548W
Mosely Creek From its headwaters runs initially south to north, then west to east to join the Neuse on its southern shore, about 1/3 mile east of Pearce Landing. It forms a part of the boundary between Lenoir & Craven Counties. Map = Falling Creek, USGNIS# = 1027431 35 1836N 077 4329W
Murrill Landing Not (now?) on the Trent, about 500 feet north-northeast of the southern terminus of Johnsonfield Rd. (County 1328). Map = Trenton, USGNIS# = 1021596 350249N 0771714W
Nelson Landing On the north (west) bank of the Neuse, about 1/2 mile downstream of its confluence with Stonyton Creek. Map = Grifton, USGNIS# = 1004546 351902N 0772859W
Neuse River See above.
New Bern The earliest & still largest European settlement and county seat of Craven, sitting at the confluence of the Neuse & Trent Rivers. Map = New Bern, USGNIS = 1013911 35 0631N 077 0239W
Ocracoke Island A “barrier island” in present Hyde Co., NC, helping to form Pamlico Sound and on its southern, seaward side. It lies to the south of Hatteras Isl. Map = Howard Reef, USGNIS# = 991515 35 0756N 075 5419W
Ocracoke Harbor AKA, Silver Lake Harbor. On the southwestern end of Ocracoke Island. It served as an important port in the 18th century, when New Bern resident, James Taylor, was Customs Collector.  Map = Ocracoke, USGNIS# = 994817 350649N 0755907W
Olivers Landing AKA, Oliver Crossroads,  Olivers, Olivers Crossroads. On the south (west) bank of the Trent about  1/2 mile upstream of Mill Run. Map = Trenton, USGNIS# = 1021745 350049N 0771625W
Otter Creek Begins about 1.5 miles southeast of Croatan and flows mostly northerly (first northwesterly, then northeasterly) to join the Neuse at Falnner beach. It is about two miles east of Brice’s Creek and 1.2 mile east of Great Branch at its closest point. Map = Havelock, USGNIS = 1014145 345923N 076 5724W
Panther Creek Map = Seven Springs, USGNIS = 991826 351159N 0774917W
Pearce Landing On the south bank of the Neuse about 800 yards upstream of its confluence with Mosely Creek. Map = Grifton, USGNIS# = 1024210 352008N 0772459W
Perry Landing Not (now?) on the Trent River & no longer usable as a landing, opposite the confluence with Mill Run. Map = Trenton, USGNIS# = 1021870 350041N 0771622W
Pine Tree Creek Map = Askin, USGNIS# = 992309 351244N 0770723W
Pitchkettle Landing On the north side of the Neuse River, accessed by land from Pitchkettle Road (County 1449). A sharp bend in the river causes a back eddy  or reversal of current to create the "pitchkettle".  USGNIS lists no variant names. Map = Fort Barnwell, USGNIS# = 1024224 351652N 0771531W
Plank Landing On the north bank of the Neuse, near the present community of Urban Estates & about 1 mile upstream of Pearce Landing. Map = Grifton, USGNIS# = 1021995 352017N 0772550W
Pocosin (From the Indian language, a “swamp on a hill”.) Sometimes spelled Pocoson, the term refers to any of many raised bogs in Craven County. A pocosin is formed by thousands of years of decayed organic material producing a thick, waterlogged goo that is highly acidic and deficient in nutrients. Pocosins are the native environment of unique plants, such as the Venus Flytrap.
Posque Landing No longer usable as a boat landing, this feature now sits high & dry,  north & east of the confluence of the Trent River & Jumping Creek. Map = Trenton, USGNIS# = 1022051 350321N 0771804W
Prettyman Landing No longer usable as a boat landing, this feature now sits high & dry, 1/4 mile east of the confluence of the Trent River & Long Branch. Map = Trenton, USGNIS# = 1022075 350239N 0771550W
Rattlesnake Branch A tributary of Beaver Creek, which flows in turn into the Trent River east of Shady Grove. Map = Dover, USGNIS# = 1024245 350846N 0772822W
Also, a stream originating near Taylor's Corner & flowing into Tuckahoe Creek. Map = Comfort, USGNIS# = 1025634 350123N 0773548W
Redhill Landing On the north bank of the Neuse, about 1 mile downstream of Land Landing. Map = Jasper, USGNIS# = 1022205 351455N 0771231W
Rennys Creek Map = Askin, USGNIS# = 993242 350816N 0770323W
Rhems Landing On the north bank of the Trent River, south of the present River Bend Gold & Country Club. Map =  Pollocksville, USGNIS# = 1022236 350343N 0770840W
Salmon Creek See Southwest Creek in Lenoir Co. 351557N 077 3038W
Scott Landing On the north (west) bank of the Trent at its confluence with Scott Creek. Map = Pollocksville,  USGNIS# = 1022522 350258N 0771110W
Shell Landing On the south bank of the Neuse, at its confluence with Mill Run. Map = Jasper, USGNIS# = 1002675 351407N 0771155W
Shooting Ponds A feature mentioned in old deeds which may no longer exist. It is believed to have been in the Core Creek or Flat Swamp area. These may (or may not) be the ponds located at the northern terminus of Daisy Lane, north of Old US Hwy 70. ? ?
Slocum Creek (AKA “Slocumb’s Creek” or “Slocom’s Creek”) On the south side of the Neuse & joining it on the west side of Cherry Point Naval Air Station. Map = Havelock, USGNIS# = 1015595 345707N 076 5341W
Slocum Creek Prong East branch of southwest prong. Map = Masontown, USGNIS = 1010972 345136N 076 5709W
Slocum Creek Prong East Prong: Map = Havelock, USGNIS = 1011004 345401N 076 5451W
Snake Hole Branch Flows roughly south to north in Craven to join Mosely Creek on the south. Map = Grifton, USGNIS = 1004537 351846N 077 2553W
Southwest Creek Also known as Citation Creek & Salmon Creek. In present Lenoir Co., on the south side of the Neuse, it flows in a north-northeasterly direction to join the Neuse south of Caswell Landing, shortly after both pass sand pits & about two miles northeast of Georgetown. Map = Kinston, USGNIS # = 1024312 351557N 077 3038W
Southwest Creek Another and separate Southwest Creek in Carteret County runs west to east & joins the South River south of the settlement of South River. Map = South River, USGNIS# = 995254 345510N 0763253W
South River In present Carteret County, runs south to north into the Neuse, east of Adams Creek. Map = South River, USGNIS # = 995204 345916N 0763527W
Spring Garden Landing On the south bank of the Neuse near the present West Craven Junior High School. Has a boat ramp. Map = Jasper, USGNIS # = 1022746. 351309N 0770854W
Stony Branch Runs approximately southwest to northeast, (almost) joining the Neuse about one mile south of Cowpen Landing. Map = Jasper, USGNIS = 995549 351334N 077 1004W
Stonyton Creek On the north side of the Neuse, it flows southerly to join Briery Run & to join the Neuse at Nelson Landing. (At this point, the Neuse is flowing in a primarily northerly direction.) Map = Kinston or Grifton. USGNIS# = 995586 351901N 0772857W
Swift Creek Runs approximately north to south & joins the Neuse opposite Hog Island. Map = Askin, USGNIS# = 1024337 351136N 077 0602W
Tar Landing On the north bank of the Trent, about 1 1/2 miles upstream of Rhems Landing. Map = Pollocksville, USGNIS# = 1022884 350400N 0770954W
Taylor Creek Runs approximately west to east, joining the Neuse on its northern shore about one mile west of Cowpen Landing (terminus of county road 1441, with boat ramp). Map = Jasper, USGNIS# = 995889 351421N 077 1050W
Taylor Farm Rd. AKA Co. Rd. 1706; runs southeast from near the confluence of Clubfoot Creek & the Neuse & joins Adams Creek Rd. (Co. 1700).    
Taylor Rd. Runs north-south east of Long Creek near its confluence with the Neuse.    
Terrapin Landing On Bone Gray Branch near the present British Chapel. Map = Grifton, USGNIS# = 1024347 351803N 0772809W
Trent River See above.
Tucker Creek On the south side of the Neuse & joins it on the west side of Cherry Point naval Station. Map = Havelock, USGNIS = 1016252 345645N 076 5429W
Turkey Quarter Creek Runs approximately west-northwest to east-southeast, joining the Neuse near Shell Landing. Map = Jasper, USGNIS# = 996345 351410N 077 1151W
Vanceboro Landing On Mauls Run, just upstream of its confluence with Swift Creek. Map = Vanceboro, USGNIS# = 1023071 351751N 0770843W
Village Creek Runs easterly into the west (south) shore of the Neuse at Village Landing, about mile upstream of Core Creek Landing. Map = Fort Barnwell, USGNIS# = 1024380 3518'05"N 07717'49W
Village Landing On the Neuse, just downstream of its confluence with Village Creek. Map = Fort Barnwell, USGNIS# = 1024381 351756N 0771741W
West Landing On the south (east) bank of the Neuse near the south end of present Clark Field and across from Tailings Pond. Map = Grifton, USGNIS# = 1023169 351910N 0772807W
White Bank Landing On the south (east) bank of the Trent about 1 mile east of Trenton. Map = Trenton, USGNIS# = 1023196 350323N 0772006W
Whitford Landing On the south (east) bank of the Trent about 1000 feet downstream of its confuence with Muddy Cove & Island Branch. Map = Pollocksville, USGNIS# = 1023227 350327N 0770847W
Wildlife Landing On the north bank of the Neuse, at the southern terminus of Wildlife Rd., (County 1431). Map = Askin, USGNIS# = 1023250 350840N 0770253W
Wilkes Landing On Bear Branch near its confluence with Swift Creek. Map = Vanceboro, USGNIS# = 1023253 & 1023254 351506N 0770736W
Wolf Pit Branch A tributary of Core Creek, joining it east of the southern terminus of Co. Rd. 1249. Map = Havelock, USGNIS# = 1016784 345321N 0765535W
Wooten Landing  No longer usable as a boat landing, this feature sits about 1/2 mile north of the Trent's present course, about 2 miles east of the junction of highways 41 & 58 in Trenton. Map = Trenton, USGNIS# = 1023324 350325N 0771835W

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