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Dare County, North Carolina

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  • David Egbert Read (1844 - 1862)
  • Andy Griffith (1926 - 2012)
    "North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000," database, FamilySearch ( : 8 December 2014), Andy Samuel Griffith, 07 Jun 1926; from "North Carolina, Birth and Death Indexes, 1800-2000," database and images, ...

Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Dare County, North Carolina.

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The county is named after Virginia Dare, the first child born in the Americas to English parents, who was born in what is now Dare County.

Adjacent Counties

Towns & Townships

  • Atlantic
  • Croatan
  • Duck
  • East Lake
  • Hatteras
  • Kill Devil Hills
  • Kinnekeet
  • Kitty Hawk
  • Manteo (County Seat)
  • Nags Head
  • Southern Shores

Other Communities: Avon, Buffalo City, Buxton, Colington, Frisco, Little Kinnekeet, Manns Harbor, Martins Point, Rodanthe, Salvo, Sanderling, Scarborotown, Stumpy Point, Wanchese and Waves



Alligator River Nat'l Wildlife Refuge (part)

Cape Hatteras National Seashore (part)

Fort Raleigh

Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge

Wright Brothers National Memorial

Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places