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Encyclopedia > Hyde County, North Carolina
Hyde County, North Carolina
Map
Map of North Carolina highlighting Hyde County
Location in the state of North Carolina
Map of the USA highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1705
Seat Swan Quarter
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

3,688 km² (1,424 mi²)
 sq mi ( km²)
2,101 km² (811 mi²), 56.97%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

5,826
4/km² 
Website: www.hydecounty.org/government/default.htm

Hyde County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population is 5,826. Its county seat is Swan Quarter6. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_NC.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): North Carolina ... // Events Construction begins on Blenheim Palace, in Oxfordshire, England. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Swan Quarter is a census-designated place in North Carolina, in Hyde County. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... 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  Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Swan Quarter is a census-designated place in North Carolina, in Hyde County. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

Contents

History

The county was formed December 3, 1705, as Wickham Precinct, one of three precincts within Bath County. The name "Wickham" was derived from the manor of "Temple Wycombe" in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom, the family home of John Archdale, Governor of North and South Carolina from 1695 to 1696. In 1712 it was renamed Hyde Precinct, for Edward Hyde, Governor of North Carolina from 1711 to 1712. In 1739 Bath County was abolished, and Hyde Precinct became Hyde County. is the 337th day of the year (338th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // Events Construction begins on Blenheim Palace, in Oxfordshire, England. ... Bath County is an extinct county formerly located in the state of North Carolina. ... West Wycombe is an area located just north of High Wycombe in the United Kingdom and is the home of the West Wycombe Caves. ... Buckinghamshire (abbreviated Bucks) is one of the home counties in South East England. ... John Archdale (1642-1717) served as British colonial Governor of North Carolina and Governor of South Carolina in 1695 and 1696. ... // List of Governors Roanake Colony, 1585 - 1586 Ralph Lane, 1585 - 1586 John White, 1587 Proprietary Colony, 1664-1731 Governors of Albemarle, 1664-1689 William Drummond 1664-1667 Samuel Stephens 1667-1669 Peter Carteret 1670-1672 John Jenkins 1672-1675 Thomas Eastchurch 1675-1676 John Jenkins 1676-1677 Thomas Miller 1677... // Events Treaty of Aargau signed between Catholic and Protestants. ... Edward Hyde (c. ... // About the number 1739 1739 is the smallest integer that can be written as sum of three perfect cubes, in two ways. ...


Various boundary adjustments followed. In 1745 Lake Mattamuskeet and its adjoining territory were transferred from Currituck County to Hyde County. In 1819 the part of Hyde County west of the Pungo River was annexed to Beaufort County. In 1823 the part of Currituck County south of New Inlet was annexed to Hyde County. This area included the present day Hatteras Island. In 1845 Ocracoke Island was transferred from Carteret County to Hyde County. In 1870 Hyde County was reduced to its present dimensions, when its northeastern part was combined with parts of Currituck County and Tyrrell County to form Dare County. Since its creation, the boundaries of Hyde County have changed more than those of any other county in North Carolina. // Events May 11 - War of Austrian Succession: Battle of Fontenoy - At Fontenoy, French forces defeat an Anglo-Dutch-Hanoverian army including the Black Watch June 4 – Frederick the Great destroys Austrian army at Hohenfriedberg August 19 - Beginning of the 45 Jacobite Rising at Glenfinnan September 12 - Francis I is elected... Lake Mattamuskeet is the largest natural lake in North Carolina. ... Currituck County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... 1819 common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Pungo River is a river in eastern North Carolina. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1712 Seat Washington Area  - Total  - Water 2,483 km² (959 mi²) 339 km² (131 mi²) 13. ... 1823 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... New Inlet was an inlet along the Outer Banks of North Carolina joining the Pamlico Sound with the Atlantic Ocean. ... 1845 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Ocracoke is a census-designated place and town located at the southern end of Ocracoke Island, in Hyde County, North Carolina. ... Carteret County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Tyrrell County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Dare County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ...


Law and government

Hyde County is a member of the Albemarle Commission regional council of governments. Categories: Government stubs | North Carolina Councils of Governments ...


Education

Hyde County is home to the smallest public school system in North Carolina. The Hyde County Board of Education comprises two schools. Mattamuskeet School serves the mainland and Ocracoke School serves Ocracoke Island. Both schools serve grades K-12.


Mattamuskeet School is home to WHYC FM Radio. WHYC is one of only two high school operated stations in North Carolina.


The only private school in Hyde County is a small Mennonite school located in the northwest section of the county. This school serves the county's Mennonite population.


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,688 km² (1,424 mi²). 1,587 km² (613 mi²) of it is land and 2,101 km² (811 mi²) of it (56.97%) is water. Hyde County's in-land is part of the Inner Banks . Ocracoke Island is part of the Outer Banks. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... North Carolinas Inner Banksâ„¢ lie between Virginia to the North, South Carolina to the South, Interstate-95 to the West, and the North Carolina Outer Banks to the East. ... North Carolinas Outer Banks separating the Atlantic Ocean (east) from Albemarle Sound (north) and Pamlico Sound (south). ...


Townships

The county is divided into five townships: Currituck, Fairfield, Lake Landing, Ocracoke, and Swan Quarter. A sixth township, Mattamuskeet, is now "unorganized territory" occupied by the federally controlled Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge. A township in the United States refers to a small geographic area, ranging in size from 6 to 54 square miles (15. ...


Adjacent Counties

Tyrrell County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Dare County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Carteret County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. ... Pamlico Sound with the southern Outer Banks. ... Pamlico County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Location in the state of North Carolina Formed 1712 Seat Washington Area  - Total  - Water 2,483 km² (959 mi²) 339 km² (131 mi²) 13. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ...

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 5,826 people, 2,185 households, and 1,433 families residing in the county. The population density was 4/km² (10/mi²). There were 3,302 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (5/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 62.65% White, 35.07% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.84% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. 2.25% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 2,185 households out of which 26.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.70% were married couples living together, 13.10% have a female householder with no husband presopopent, and 34.40% were non-families. 30.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.94. For the record label, see Marriage Records. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 20.40% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 30.70% from 25 to 44, 24.60% from 45 to 64, and 16.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 112.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.60 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $28,444, and the median income for a family was $35,558. Males had a median income of $25,216 versus $20,482 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,164. About 10.30% of families and 15.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.50% of those under age 18 and 23.00% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Map of Hyde County, North Carolina With Municipal and Township Labels
Map of Hyde County, North Carolina With Municipal and Township Labels

Image File history File links Size of this preview: 657 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (979 × 893 pixel, file size: 90 KB, MIME type: image/png) and File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 657 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (979 × 893 pixel, file size: 90 KB, MIME type: image/png) and File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Fairfield is a town in Hyde County, North Carolina, United States. ... Ocracoke Island. ... Swan Quarter is a census-designated place in North Carolina, in Hyde County. ...

Trivia

Hyde County has the second-lowest population of any county in North Carolina (ranking just above Tyrrell County), and the lowest population density. It has the distinction of being the only county in North Carolina without a single stoplight (although a blinking yellow light hangs near Swan Quarter). Tyrrell County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ...

Coordinates: 35°25′N 76°09′W / 35.41, -76.15 North Carolinas Outer Banks separating the Atlantic Ocean (east) from Albemarle Sound (north) and Pamlico Sound (south). ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... North Carolinas Outer Banks separating the Atlantic Ocean (east) from Albemarle Sound (north) and Pamlico Sound (south). ... 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. ... North Carolinas Outer Banks separating the Atlantic Ocean (east) from Albemarle Sound (north) and Pamlico Sound (south). ... Currituck County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. ... Dare County is a county located in the 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 ... Categories: US geography stubs | Villages in North Carolina | Dare County, North Carolina ... Buxton is a community of almost 1500 people on Hatteras Island, part of the Outer Banks. ... 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. ... North Carolinas Outer Banks separating the Atlantic Ocean (east) from Albemarle Sound (north) and Pamlico Sound (south). ... 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. ... 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. ... North Carolinas Outer Banks separating the Atlantic Ocean (east) from Albemarle Sound (north) and Pamlico Sound (south). ... 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 town 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. ... North Carolinas Outer Banks separating the Atlantic Ocean (east) from Albemarle Sound (north) and Pamlico Sound (south). ... 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 Outer Banks 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. ... North Carolinas Outer Banks separating the Atlantic Ocean (east) from Albemarle Sound (north) and Pamlico Sound (south). ... 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. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Roster of Hyde County's Union Soldiers (560 words)
The 1850 Census of Hyde County, North Carolina.
The 1860 Census of Hyde County, North Carolina.
The 1870 Census of Hyde County, North Carolina.
Hyde County, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (659 words)
In 1712 it was renamed Hyde Precinct, for Edward Hyde, Governor of North Carolina from 1711 to 1712.
In 1819 the part of Hyde County west of the Pungo River was annexed to Beaufort County.
Hyde County is a member of the Albemarle Commission regional council of governments.
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