Tyro, Virginia

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Tyro is an unincorporated community in Nelson County, Virginia, United States. It was among the communities severely affected by flash flooding from Hurricane Camille in 1969.[1]

It was named from the English word tyro, which also means "beginner" or "novice".[2][3]

Pharsalia and the Tyro Mill are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]


  1. ^ Garnett P. Williams and Harold P. Guy. Erosional and Depositional Aspects of Hurricane Camille in Virginia, 1969. United States Government Printing Office, 1973, pp. 1.
  2. ^ "tyro". Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Upham, Warren (2001). Minnesota Place Names: A Geographical Encyclopedia. Minnesota Historical Society Press. p. 649. 
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 

Coordinates: 37°49′18″N 79°00′17″W / 37.82167°N 79.00472°W / 37.82167; -79.00472