Tyrrell County

Tyrrell County, North Carolina

108 S Water St PO Box 449
Columbia, NC 27925
Phone: (252) 796-1371
Fax: (252) 796-1188

In northeastern NC, on Albemarle Sound, south of Elizabeth City; organized 1729 (prior to statehood) from Chowan, Bertie, Currituck, and Pasquotank counties. Name Origin: For John Tyrrell (1685-1729), a lord proprietor of NC

Area (sq mi):: 600.30 (land 389.91; water 210.39) Population per square mile: 10.70
Population 2005: 4,157 State rank: 100 Population change: 2000-20005 0.20%; 1990-2000 7.60% Population 2000: 4,149 (White 55.50%; Black or African American 39.40%; Hispanic or Latino 3.60%; Asian 0.70%; Other 3.30%). Foreign born: 4.00%. Median age: 38.70
Income 2000: per capita $13,326; median household $25,684; Population below poverty level: 23.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,567-$19,082
Unemployment (2004): 7.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.70% Median travel time to work: 32.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 39.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Counties USA: A Directory of United States Counties, 3rd Edition. © 2006 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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North Carolina: Carteret County, Currituck County, Dare County, Duplin County, New Hanover County, Onslow County, Pamlico County, Tyrrell County, Washington County
In this photo provided by Tyrrell County Sheriff's office shows a tipped over 18-wheeler in Columbia, N.C., on Saturday, Sept.
Tyrrell County Sheriff Darryl Liverman told the Virginian-Pilot that high winds tipped over an 18-wheeler, killing its driver and shutting down the U.S.
In addition to the Daily News, Washington Newsmedia will publish a weekly that serves Tyrrell County, the Scuppernong Reminder, as well as other publications.
State Senator Marc Basnight advocated aggressively for Hyde County to get this site and also was instrumental in attracting two more prisons for the area during this time period, Pasquotank Correctional in Elizabeth and Tyrrell Prison Work Farm in Tyrrell County. The three prisons provided 230, 437 and 143 jobs respectively to local residents (Neff, 1995; Allegood, 1997).