Dare County, North Carolina

related topics
{household, population, female}
{county, mile, population}
{city, large, area}
{water, park, boat}
{area, community, home}
{woman, child, man}
{town, population, incorporate}

Dare County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 29,967. Its county seat is Manteo.[1] It is named after Virginia Dare, the first child born in the Americas to English parents, who was born in what is now Dare County. At one time, the now-abandoned town of Buffalo City was the largest community in the county.[2] Because it includes much of Pamlico Sound, Dare County is the largest county in North Carolina by total area.


Law and government

Dare County is a part of the Albemarle Commission regional council of governments.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,562 square miles (4,045.6 km2), of which 384 square miles (994.6 km2) is land and 1,178 square miles (3,051.0 km2) (75.44%) is water.

Dare County includes the northern half of the Outer Banks.

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

Full article ▸

related documents
Calhoun County, Arkansas
Payne County, Oklahoma
Lee County, Georgia
Pemiscot County, Missouri
Curry County, New Mexico
Atkinson County, Georgia
San Juan County, New Mexico
Carroll County, Illinois
Jefferson County, Idaho
Marshall County, Illinois
Kemper County, Mississippi
Alexander County, Illinois
Scott County, Illinois
Colquitt County, Georgia
Buffalo County, South Dakota
Madison County, Mississippi
Berrien County, Georgia
Schley County, Georgia
Massac County, Illinois
Clay County, West Virginia
Marion County, Missouri
Natrona County, Wyoming
Lincoln County, Oklahoma
Marion County, Georgia
Walthall County, Mississippi
Cross County, Arkansas
Big Horn County, Montana
DeKalb County, Missouri
Wayne County, Missouri
Dunklin County, Missouri