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Tyrrell County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 4,149, making it the least populous county in the state. Its county seat is Columbia.

The county was formed in 1729 as Tyrrell Precinct of Albemarle County, from parts of Bertie Precinct, Chowan Precinct, Currituck Precinct, and Pasquotank Precinct. It was named for Sir John Tyrrell, one of the Lords Proprietors of Carolina.

With the abolition of Albemarle County in 1739, all of its constituent precincts became counties. In 1774 the western part of Tyrrell County was combined with part of Halifax County to form Martin County. In 1799 the western third of what was left of Tyrrell County became Washington County. In 1870 the half of Tyrrell County east of the Alligator River was combined with parts of Currituck County and Hyde County to form Dare County.

Source: WIkipedia.

Tyrrell County Genealogy Resources

Tyrrell County NCGenweb site

Tyrrell County NCGenWeb Archives

Tyrrell County Genealogical and Historical Society
P.O. Box 686
Columbia, NC 27825
252-796-5921 and ask for Zelda Pledger
arnettecparker@hotmail.com
Tyrrell County Genealogical and Historical Society – Meeting times and archived newsletters – Tyrrell Tides

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Tyrrell County Government

Tyrrell County Government – Official Website
Tyrrell County Courthouse
403 Main Street
Columbia, NC 27925
Register of Deeds 252-796-2901
Clerk of Court 252-796-6281

Pettigrew Regional Libraries – serving Tyrrell, Washington, Chowan and Perquimans Counties
Tyrrell Library
414 Main Street
P.O. Box 540
Columbia, NC 27925
Phone: (252) 796-3771
Fax: (252) 796-1167
Email: tyrrell@pettigrewlibraries.org
Hours of Operation:
* Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
* Wednesday, Friday
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
* Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Cities and Towns

* Columbia
* Jerry
* Pleasant View

Townships:

Alligator
Columbia
Gum Neck
Scuppernong
South Fork

Census

1784-1787 State Census Transcription

1790 Federal Census Transription

1890 Federal Census Transcription – Veterans Schedule

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Tyrrell County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Query Forums

Tyrrell County, NC Query Forum

Latest North Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Tyrrell County from the Forum:

North Carolina Genealogy Forum: Forum: Tyrrell County NC Genealogy Queries – Recent Topics

Harris6989 on “Gainer family of Tyrrell Co, NC”

I am researching Elizabeth Gainer b. abt 1750 Tyrrell Co, NC – d. abt 1836 Pitt Co, NC – md Jesse Cherry bef 1799 Halifax Co, NC
daughter of
Arthur Gainer/Garner b. abt 1730 Isle of Wight, NC – md Sarah Butler (dau of John Butler and Elizabeth Hardy).
son of
Samuel Gainer/Garner II b. Isle of Wight, NC – d/ Oct 1751 Tyrrell Co, NC – md Ann wife of Samuel Gainer II
son of
Samuel Gainer b. abt 1640 – d. June 1696 Isle of Wight, NC – md Elizabeth Eldridge
I would like to document the above information. You may contact me at Jackey@bctonline.com


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