Tyrrell County, North Carolina

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Tyrrell County
The Tyrrell County Courthouse in Columbia
Map of North Carolina highlighting Tyrrell 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°52′N 76°10′W / 35.87°N 76.17°W / 35.87; -76.17
Country United States
State North Carolina
Named forSir John Tyrrell
Largest townColumbia
 • Total594 sq mi (1,540 km2)
 • Land389 sq mi (1,010 km2)
 • Water205 sq mi (530 km2)  35%
 • Total4,407
 • Density11/sq mi (4/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district3rd

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. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. 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. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved January 25, 2015.