Tyro, North Carolina

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Unincorporated community
Tyro is located in North Carolina
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°48′36″N 80°22′12″W / 35.81000°N 80.37000°W / 35.81000; -80.37000Coordinates: 35°48′36″N 80°22′12″W / 35.81000°N 80.37000°W / 35.81000; -80.37000
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Davidson
Population (2000)
 • Total 7,852
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Tyro is an unincorporated community located a few miles west of Lexington and 24 miles (39 km) south of Winston-Salem in Davidson County, North Carolina. Located only minutes outside of Tyro is Boone's Cave Park located on the Yadkin River. Daniel Boone is rumored to have once hidden in the cave from a group of Native Americans that were avidly pursuing him. Neighboring communities include Reeds, Churchland, Linwood and the City of Lexington.

Tyro is home to West Davidson High School (2012 Davidson County Quiz Bowl Champs),West Davidson High School,[1] as well as Tyro Middle School; both of which are part of the Davidson County School System.

Haden Place, Capt. John Koonts, Jr., Farm, St. Luke's Lutheran Church Cemetery, and Tyro Tavern are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2]


  1. ^ Edwards, Deneesha. "WDHS takes home quiz bowl title". The Dispatch. 
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.