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Hyde County, North Carolina

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  • Nancy Jones (1790 - 1842)
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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, England, 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.

Adjacent Counties

Communities & Townships

  • Engelhard
  • Fairfield
  • Germantown
  • Lake Landing
  • Last Chance
  • Mattamuskeet
  • Nebraska
  • Ocracoke
  • Ponzer
  • Scranton
  • Swan Quarter (County Seat)



The George V. Credle House & Cemetery

Ocracoke Lighthouse

Alligator River Nat'l Wildlife Refuge (part)

Cape Hatteras Nat'l Seashore (part)

Mattamuskeet Nat'l Wildlife Refuge

Pocosin Lakes Nat'l Wildlife Refuge (part)

Swanquarter Nat'l Wildlife Refuge