Cape Fear River

The Cape Fear River is a 191.08-mile long blackwater river in east central . It flows into the Atlantic Ocean near Cape Fear, from which it takes its name.

Notable Places in the Area

Tourist attraction
Bald Head Lighthouse, known as Old Baldy, is the oldest lighthouse still standing in . is situated 1 mile southeast of Cape Fear River. Photo: Kubigula, Public domain.

Tourist attraction
The Oak Island Lighthouse is located in the Town of Caswell Beach near the mouth of the Cape Fear River in Southeastern North Carolina. is situated 1¼ miles west of Cape Fear River. Photo: Matt Trostle, CC BY 2.0.

Localities in the Area

is a 2 mi journey across the Cape Fear River from , and the site of Old Baldy, the state’s oldest standing lighthouse, circa 1817. Photo: KudzuVine, Public domain.

is a city in , United States, near the mouth of the Cape Fear River. Photo: Dincher, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Cape Fear River

33.8855° or 33° 53' 7.6" north
-78.0128° or 78° 0' 46" west
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Also Known As

  • Arabic: كيب فير
  • Bulgarian: Кейп Фир
  • Catalan: Cape Fear
  • Catalan: Riu Cape Fear
  • Cebuano: Cape Fear River
  • Chinese: 恐懼角河
  • Chinese: 驚恐角河
  • Chuvash: Кейп-Фир
  • Dutch: Cape Fear River
  • Egyptian Arabic: نهر كيب فير
  • Esperanto: Rivero Kabo Timo
  • French: Cape Fear
  • French: Cape Fear (fleuve)
  • French: Cape Fear River
  • German: Cape Fear River
  • Irish: Abhainn Cape Fear
  • Norwegian: Cape Fear River
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Cape Fear River
  • Portuguese: Rio Cape Fear
  • Romanian: Cape Fear (râu)
  • Romanian: Cape Fear
  • Russian: Кейп-Фир (река)
  • Russian: Кейп-Фир
  • Slovenian: reka Cape Fear, Severna Karolina
  • Spanish: Rio Cape Fear
  • Spanish: Río Cape Fear
  • Ukrainian: Кейп-Фір (річка)
  • Ukrainian: Кейп-Фір
  • Welsh: Afon Cape Fear
  • Cape-Feare River
  • Cape Fair River
  • Charle River
  • Charles River
  • Clarendon River
  • North East Cape Fear River
  • North West Branch
  • Rio Jordan

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