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The county was formed December 3, 1705, as Wickham Precinct, one of three precincts within Bath County. The name “Wickham” was derived from the manor of “Temple Wycombe” in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom, the family home of John Archdale, Governor of North and South Carolina from 1695 to 1696. In 1712 it was renamed Hyde Precinct, for Edward Hyde, Governor of North Carolina from 1711 to 1712. In 1739 Bath County was abolished, and Hyde Precinct became Hyde County.

Various boundary adjustments followed. In 1745 Lake Mattamuskeet and its adjoining territory were transferred from Currituck County to Hyde County. In 1819 the part of Hyde County west of the Pungo River was annexed to Beaufort County. In 1823 the part of Currituck County south of New Inlet was annexed to Hyde County. In 1845 Ocracoke Island was transferred from Carteret County to Hyde County. In 1870 Hyde County was reduced to its present dimensions, when its northeastern part was combined with parts of Currituck County and Tyrrell County to form Dare County. Source Wikipedia

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Hyde County Historical and Genealogical Society
7820 Piney Woods Rd.
Fairfield, NC 27826

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Hyde County Courthouse
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Swanquarter, NC 27885

Census

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1850 Federal Census Index – by last name only

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Tax Records

1715 Corn List

1865 Tax List

1874 Tax List

1890 Tax List

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Hyde County

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Cities and Towns of Hyde County:

Engelhard
Fairfield
Middletown
Ocracoke
Portsmouth
Scranton
Swanquarter (County Seat)

News related to Hyde County, NC

“”hyde county” nc” – Google News

Mosquitoes swarm Hyde County after Hurricane Dorian – WITN

Mosquitoes swarm Hyde County after Hurricane Dorian  WITN



Recovery center opening in Hyde County – WITN

Recovery center opening in Hyde County  WITN



Hyde County sees uptick in mosquitoes after Hurricane Dorian – WITN

Hyde County sees uptick in mosquitoes after Hurricane Dorian  WITN



Hyde County to accept housing assistance applications after Dorian – WAVY.com

Hyde County to accept housing assistance applications after Dorian  WAVY.com



SBA Approves Disaster Declaration Request – Coastal Review Online

SBA Approves Disaster Declaration Request  Coastal Review Online



Trump approves one of NC’s requests for disaster assistance in Dorian recovery – Raleigh News & Observer

Trump approves one of NC’s requests for disaster assistance in Dorian recovery  Raleigh News & Observer

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