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What is the etymology of this place name? Badagnani (talk) 00:21, 17 August 2008 (UTC)
It is where the Hatteras Indians lived. Also the entire island used to be heavily forested..much wider with a cape further to the north..the deforestation of Hatteras Island occurred early on and may have been the primary source of timber for the English fleet that defeated the Spanish Armada in the English channel..the overall environmental impact of people since European contact is probably the cause of the numerous environment problems on Hatteras Island today. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lonepilgrim007 (talk • contribs) 18:50, 19 March 2013 (UTC)
There's a claim that there's a sliver of the island within Hyde County. I checked a few maps, and Open Street Map shows that the border bisects Hatteras Inlet. There are some older (1983 or earlier) topo maps that I found that show such a sliver, but more modern maps indicate that the islands have moved, so that today no such sliver exists. However the 2013 map set shows the border today: . The border hasn't moved; the island has, and it appears the statement in the article is incorrect. I'll leave it up for a few days in the hope that someone can produce some sources that contradict this; but modern maps seem to indicate that NONE of current Hatteras Island is in Hyde County. --Jayron32 17:40, 16 August 2014 (UTC)