Place:Tyrrell, North Carolina, United States

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Tyrrell County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,407 making it the least populous county in the state. Its county seat is Columbia.

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History

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The county was formed in 1729 as Tyrrell Precinct of Albemarle County, from parts of Bertie Precinct, Chowan Precinct, Currituck Precinct, and Pasquotank Precinct. It was named for Sir John Tyrrell, one of the Lords Proprietors of Carolina.

With the abolition of Albemarle County in 1739, all of its constituent precincts became counties. In 1774 the western part of Tyrrell County was combined with part of Halifax County to form Martin County. In 1799 the western third of what was left of Tyrrell County became Washington County. In 1870 the half of Tyrrell County east of the Alligator River was combined with parts of Currituck County and Hyde County to form Dare County.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1729 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1735 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1735 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1736 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1742 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1890 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1913 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 4,744
1800 3,395
1810 3,364
1820 4,319
1830 4,732
1840 4,657
1850 5,133
1860 4,944
1870 4,173
1880 4,545
1890 4,225
1900 4,980
1910 5,219
1920 4,849
1930 5,164
1940 5,556
1950 5,048
1960 4,520
1970 3,806
1980 3,975
1990 3,856

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External links

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