Tyrrell County, North Carolina

county in North Carolina, United States

Tyrrell County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2020 census, the population was 3,245[2] making it the least populous county in the state. Its county seat is Columbia.[3] The county was created in 1729 as Tyrrell Precinct and gained county status in 1739.[4]

Tyrrell County
Tyrrell County Courthouse in Columbia
Tyrrell County Courthouse in Columbia
"Nature's buffer zone, sprawled between the urban mainland and the popular stretch of North Carolina's Outer Banks."
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′14″N 76°09′55″W / 35.87042°N 76.165345°W / 35.87042; -76.165345
Country United States
State North Carolina
Named forSir John Tyrrell[1]
Largest communityColumbia
 • Total597.18 sq mi (1,546.7 km2)
 • Land390.78 sq mi (1,012.1 km2)
 • Water206.40 sq mi (534.6 km2)  34.56%
 • Total3,245
 • Density8.61/sq mi (3.32/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district1st

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

  1. Powell, William S. (January 1, 2006). "Tyrrell County". NCpedia. University of North Carolina Press. Retrieved June 13, 2022.
  2. "QuickFacts: Tyrrell County, North Carolina". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 18, 2024.
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  4. "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.