Tyrrell County, North Carolina

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Tyrrell County, North Carolina
Tyrrell County Historic Courthouse.jpg
Location within North Carolina
Location within North Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting North Carolina
North Carolina's location within the U.S.
Founded1739
Named forSir John Tyrrell
SeatColumbia
Largest townColumbia
Area
 • Total594 sq mi (1,538 km2)
 • Land389 sq mi (1,008 km2)
 • Water205 sq mi (531 km2), 35%
Population
 • (2010)4,407
 • Density11/sq mi (4/km2)
Congressional district3rd
Time zoneEastern: UTC−5/−4
Websitetyrrellcounty.org

Tyrrell County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,407[1] making it the least populous county in the state. Its county seat is Columbia.[2] The county was created in 1729 as Tyrrell Precinct and gained county status in 1739.[3]

Tyrrell County is included in the Kill Devil Hills, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA-NC Combined Statistical Area.

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 30, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. "North Carolina: Individual County Chronologies". North Carolina Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2009. Retrieved January 25, 2015.