Currituck County, North Carolina

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Currituck County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina with its county seat at Currituck.[1] The county is part of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area based around Norfolk, Virginia.

Currituck was formed in 1999 as a precinct of Albemarle County. The name is "traditionally said to be an Indian word for wild geese; Coratank."[2] It is in the northeastern section of the State and is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, Currituck Sound, Camden County, Dare County and the state of Virginia. The present land area is 261.7 square miles (678 km2) and the 2000 population was 18,190.[3] Currituck Court House, mentioned as early as 1755, was the name of the county seat. Today the words "Court House" have been dropped and only Currituck is used as the town name.

Currituck is the 72nd fastest growing county in the United States according to a report by the U.S. Census Bureau.[4]

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Law and government

Currituck County is a member of the Albemarle Commission regional council of governments.

The county is run by elected county commissioners.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 526 square miles (1,362.3 km2), of which 262 square miles (678.6 km2) is land and 264 square miles (683.8 km2) (50.21%) is water (including Currituck Sound).

Currituck County includes the northern communities of North Carolina's Outer Banks, separated from mainland Currituck County by the Currituck Sound. The construction of a Mid-Currituck Bridge[5] is being discussed as a way to directly connect mainland Currituck County with the Outer Banks communities.

Adjacent counties and cities

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