Dare County, North Carolina

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Dare County
Dare County Administration Building in Manteo
Dare County Administration Building in Manteo
Map of North Carolina highlighting Dare County
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 35°41′N 75°44′W / 35.69°N 75.73°W / 35.69; -75.73
Country United States
State North Carolina
Founded1870
Named forVirginia Dare
SeatManteo
Largest townKill Devil Hills
Area
 • Total1,563 sq mi (4,050 km2)
 • Land383 sq mi (990 km2)
 • Water1,179 sq mi (3,050 km2)  75%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total33,920
 • Density88/sq mi (34/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district3rd
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. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)