Dare County, North Carolina

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Dare County, North Carolina
Dare County Courthouse.jpg
Dare County Administration Building in Manteo
Location within North Carolina
Location within North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Founded1870
Named forVirginia Dare
SeatManteo
Largest townKill Devil Hills
Area
 • Total1,563 sq mi (4,048 km2)
 • Land383 sq mi (992 km2)
 • Water1,179 sq mi (3,054 km2), 75%
Population
 • (2010)33,920
 • Density88/sq mi (34/km2)
Congressional district3rd
Time zoneEastern: UTC−5/−4
Websitewww.darenc.com

Dare County is a county in the U.S. state of North Carolina. In 2010, there were 33,920 people living there. Its county seat is Manteo, North Carolina.[1] It is named after Virginia Dare. Virginia Dare was the first English child born in the Americas. She was born in the Roanoke Colony, in what is now Dare County. Buffalo City, in Dare County, was once the biggest community in the country. (Today, Buffalo City is abandoned.)[2] Dare County is the largest county in North Carolina.

Sources[change | change source]

  1. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. Degregory, Lane (1994-10-02). "Buffalo City". The Virginian-Pilot. Retrieved 2008-05-06.