Swan Quarter, North Carolina
|Swan Quarter, North Carolina|
|— Unincorporated area —|
|• Total||78.4 sq mi (203.1 km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
The latitude of Swan Quarter is 35.405N. The longitude is -76.331W. Elevation is 0 feet (0 m). Swanquarter is located in North Carolina's Inner Banks region. Swan Quarter is located on Swanquarter Bay, an inlet of Pamlico Sound.
The population, at the time of the 2010 census, was 324.
In the 18th century, Samuel Swann settled along the Pamlico Sound near the head of Swan Bay. Swann's Quarter was the first name given to this settlement. Eventually shortened to Swan Quarter, it became the county seat in 1836.
A 50-car ferry connects Swan Quarter in Hyde County on the mainland with Ocracoke Island, crossing Pamlico Sound in two and a half hours.
Wildlife and preservation 
Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge is located 9 miles (14 km) east of Swan Quarter, NC by U.S. Route 264 and North Carolina Highway 94 in Hyde County. It provides habitat for migratory waterfowl and other birds, for endangered species such as bald eagles, peregrine falcons, and American alligators. It also provides wildlife-related recreation and environmental education for the public on its 50,180 acres (203.1 km2) of land.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- My Village of Swan Quarter
- Swan Quarterly magazine
- Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge
- About Swan Quarter Landing
- Hyde County Genealogy
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