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Encyclopedia > Buxton, North Carolina
Welcome to Buxton, North Carolina
Welcome to Buxton, North Carolina

Buxton is an unincorporated community of nearly 1,500 people on Hatteras Island (part of the Outer Banks) near Cape Hatteras. It is located in Dare County in the U.S. state of North Carolina. North Carolina Highway 12 links the community to other Outer Banks communities such as Avon, Frisco, and Hatteras. Buxton is most famous for being the location of Cape Hatteras Light, and prides itself as being the home of the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with unincorporated. ... Hatteras Island is an island in the Atlantic Ocean that runs parallel to the coast of North Carolina, forming a bend at Cape Hatteras. ... North Carolinas Outer Banks separating the Atlantic Ocean (east) from Albemarle Sound (north) and Pamlico Sound (south). ... An aerial view of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse prior to its 1999 relocation. ... Dare County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) English Demonym North Carolinian Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th in the US  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (340 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (900 km)  - % water 9. ... NC 12 is a North Carolina state highway that mostly traverses the northeastern shoreline of North Carolina, linking the islands of the Outer Banks. ... Sunset over the northern outskirts of Avon Avon is a place in Kinekeet Township, Dare County in the State of North Carolina in the United States of America. ... Frisco, North Carolina is a small community on the barrier islands of Hatteras Island, in between the cities of Avon and Ocracoke. ... Hatteras is a community of approximately 1000 people, on the Outer Banks island of Hatteras. ... Cape Hatteras Light is a lighthouse located on Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks of North Carolina near the community of Buxton. ...

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Recreation

A view of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse from the beach (June 2007)
A view of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse from the beach (June 2007)

Watersports are common on both the Pamlico Sound side and the Atlantic Ocean side of the community. Proximity to the convergence of the Labrador Current and the Gulf Stream result in the largest surf available on the East Coast. On the protected soundside of the island, watersports such as windsurfing, kayaking, kiteboarding, and swimming are all readily available and accessible. Pamlico Sound with the southern Outer Banks. ... The Labrador Current is a cold current in the north Atlantic Ocean which flows from the Arctic Ocean south along the coast of Labrador and passes around Newfoundland, continuing south along the east coast of Nova Scotia. ... For the album by Ocean Colour Scene, see North Atlantic Drift (album) The Gulf Stream is orange and yellow in this representation of water temperatures of the Atlantic. ...


Fishing is a major source of recreation as well as revenue in Buxton. Anglers often converge on "The Point" to reel in record-setting catches from many fish varieties.


Exploration of the nature trails found in Buxton Woods gives sight-seers contact with a convergence of plant and animal life found in both typically warmer and typically cooler climates. Trails can be from moderately easy to very difficult. The most challenging trails offer vistas on naturally-formed dunefields protecting Buxton Woods. The most family-oriented trails bring visitors to fresh-water ponds and their associated flora and fauna.


Buxton is known as the best Red Drum sport fishing area in the United States.[citation needed] Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1766) The red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus), also known as channel bass, redfish, puppy drum or just red, is a game fish that is found in the Atlantic Ocean from Massachusetts to Florida and in the Gulf of Mexico from Florida to Northern Mexico. ...


Public services

Construction of the new Cape Hatteras Secondary School, June 2007
Construction of the new Cape Hatteras Secondary School, June 2007

Residents are served by the Cape Hatteras Elementary and Secondary Schools, both located in Buxton. District Website


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Coordinates: 35°16′04″N, 75°32′33″W North Carolinas Outer Banks separating the Atlantic Ocean (east) from Albemarle Sound (north) and Pamlico Sound (south). ... Official language(s) English Demonym North Carolinian Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th in the US  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (340 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (900 km)  - % water 9. ... Bodie Island (traditionally pronounced body but bo-dee by many non-residents) is a long, narrow barrier peninsula that forms the northernernmost portion of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. ... , Roanoke Island is an island in Dare County near the coast of North Carolina, United States. ... Dunes on NC 12 in June 2007 Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge is a National Wildlife Refuge located on the north end of North Carolinas Hatteras Island, a coastal barrier island and part of a chain of islands known as the Outer Banks, adjacent to Cape Hatteras National Seashore. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Effects of Hurricane Isabel in North Carolina. ... Hatteras Island is an island in the Atlantic Ocean that runs parallel to the coast of North Carolina, forming a bend at Cape Hatteras. ... An aerial view of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse prior to its 1999 relocation. ... Ocracoke is a census-designated place and town located at the southern end of Ocracoke Island, in Hyde County, North Carolina. ... Portsmouth, North Carolina, is a remote fishing and shipping village located on the north end of Portsmouth Island, North Carolina. ... The Core Sound is a large and shallow body of water in eastern North Carolina located between the mainland of Carteret County and Core Banks, part of the Outer Banks of North Carolina, located west of the Atlantic Ocean and north of Bogue Sound. ... Cape Lookout appears left of center near the bottom of this view of North Carolina Coast. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 226 × 598 pixelsFull resolution (264 × 698 pixel, file size: 30 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Taken from Image:Cape hatteras lighthouse img 0529. ... Currituck County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Dare County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Hyde County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Carteret County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Carova Beach or Carova is an unincorporated community in Currituck County in the extreme northeast corner of North Carolina, USA. The community, which is found on Bodie Island, can only be accessed by boat or by four-wheel drive vehicle since there are no paved roads connecting Carova Beach to... Corolla is an unincorporated community located in Fruitville Township[1], Currituck County, North Carolina, along the northern Outer Banks. ... The Town of Duck is an community located in Dare County, North Carolina along the Northern Outer Banks. ... Southern Shores is a town located in Dare County, North Carolina. ... Kitty Hawk is a town located in Dare County, North Carolina. ... Kill Devil Hills is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, USA. The population was 5,897 at the 2000 census. ... It has been suggested that Nags Head be merged into this article or section. ... Manteo is a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States. ... Wanchese is a census-designated place located in Dare County, North Carolina. ... Categories: Stub | Dare County, North Carolina | Unincorporated communities in North Carolina ... Categories: US geography stubs | Dare County, North Carolina | Unincorporated communities in North Carolina ... Categories: Stub | Dare County, North Carolina | Unincorporated communities in North Carolina ... Sunset over the northern outskirts of Avon Avon is a place in Kinekeet Township, Dare County in the State of North Carolina in the United States of America. ... Frisco, North Carolina is a small community on the barrier islands of Hatteras Island, in between the cities of Avon and Ocracoke. ... Hatteras is a community of approximately 1000 people, on the Outer Banks island of Hatteras. ... Ocracoke Island. ... Portsmouth, North Carolina is a remote fishing and shipping village established in 1753, and abandoned in 1971. ... Categories: Stub ... Currituck Sound is a protected inlet of the Atlantic Ocean in northeastern part of North Carolina. ... Albemarle Sound with the northern Outer Banks. ... Croatan Sound is an inlet in Dare County, North Carolina. ... The Roanoke Sound is a sound that separates Roanoke Island from Bodie Island of the Outer Banks. ... Oregon Inlet is an inlet along North Carolinas Outer Banks. ... Pamlico Sound with the southern Outer Banks. ... Hatteras Inlet is a estuary located in the Outer Banks, NC that separates Hatteras Island, NC and Ocracoke Island, NC. It connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pamlico Sound. ... Onslow Bay is an indentation of the North Carolina coast, between Cape Fear in the south and Cape Lookout in the north. ... Raleigh Bay is an indentation of the North Carolina coast, between Cape Lookout in the south and Cape Hatteras in the north. ... Ocracoke Inlet is a estuary located in the Outer Banks, NC that separates Ocracoke Island, NC and Portsmouth Island, NC. It connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pamlico Sound. ... The Core Sound is a large and shallow body of water in eastern North Carolina located between the mainland of Carteret County and Core Banks, part of the Outer Banks of North Carolina, located west of the Atlantic Ocean and north of Bogue Sound. ... Drum Inlet is an inlet of the Outer Banks in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Barden Inlet is the lowest of the Outer Banks water inlets. ... The Back Sound is a large and shallow body of water in eastern North Carolina. ... New Inlet was an inlet along the Outer Banks of North Carolina joining the Pamlico Sound with the Atlantic Ocean. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Effects of Hurricane Isabel in North Carolina. ... The Currituck Beach Light is a lighthouse in Corolla, North Carolina, on the Outer Banks. ... Bodie Island Lighthouse and Keepers Quarters (700x467) The current Bodie Island lighthouse is the third that has stood in this vicinity of North Carolina. ... Cape Hatteras Light is a lighthouse located on Hatteras Island in the Outer Banks of North Carolina near the community of Buxton. ... Ocracoke Lighthouse and Silver Lake from Ocracoke National Park Museum, June 2007 Ocracoke Light was built in the town of Ocracoke, on Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, in 1823 by Massachusetts builder Noah Porter. ... Cape Lookout National Seashore preserves a 56 mile (90 km) long section of the Outer Banks of North Carolina, USA, running from Ocracoke Inlet on the northeast to Beaufort Inlet on the southeast. ... Cape Hatteras National Seashore is a United States national park in North Carolina. ... Cape Lookout National Seashore preserves a 56 mile (90 km) long section of the Southern Outer Banks, or Crystal Coast, of North Carolina, USA, running from Ocracoke Inlet on the northeast to Beaufort Inlet on the southeast. ... Fort Raleigh National Historic Site preserves the location of the first English settlement in North America. ... Jockeys Ridge State Park is a state park of the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... NC 12 is a North Carolina state highway that mostly traverses the northeastern shoreline of North Carolina, linking the islands of the Outer Banks. ... United States Highway 64 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 2,326 miles from eastern North Carolina to just southwest of the Four Corners in northeast Arizona. ... U.S. Highway 158 is a spur of U.S. Highway 58. ... The Virginia Dare Memorial Bridge is the newest, longest, and widest bridge over the Croatan Sound. ... First Flight Airport (IATA: FFA, ICAO: KFFA, FAA LID: FFA) is a general aviation airport located in Kill Devil Hills, a town in Dare County, North Carolina, United States. ... Billy Mitchell Airport (IATA: HSE, ICAO: KHSE) is a general aviation airport located near Hatteras, North Carolina United States. ... The North Carolina Ferry System is a division of NCDOT that is responsible for the operation of over two dozen boats that transport passengers and vehicles to several water-locked island communities along the Outer Banks of North Carolina. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Welcome to Buxton North Carolina (978 words)
Beneath the sweep of the famous Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Buxton is the hub community of Hatteras Island.
Buxton is on the widest part of the island, and it's here that the banks take a sharp turn and the beaches face a more southerly direction.
Buxton Woods, one of the few remaining maritime forests in the country, provides a rarity at the coast-shade.
North Carolina (544 words)
North Carolina is divided into three distinctive regions, coastal or eastern region, piedmont or central region and the mountain or western region.
It is bounded by Virginia on the north, Tennessee on the west, and South Carolina and Georgia on the south.
North Carolina's name is derived from the Latin word Carolinus, meaning "of Charles." The state was named in honor of King Charles I and King Charles II of England by their friends and supporters who were establishing colonies in the southern part of the Virginia colony.
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