Dare County, North Carolina
Dare County Administration Building in Manteo
Location within the U.S. state of North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
|Named for||Virginia Dare|
|Largest town||Kill Devil Hills|
|• Total||1,563 sq mi (4,050 km2)|
|• Land||383 sq mi (990 km2)|
|• Water||1,179 sq mi (3,050 km2) 75%%|
|• Density||88/sq mi (34/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (Eastern)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
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. 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.) Dare County is the largest county in North Carolina.