Frisco, North Carolina

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Location in Dare County and the state of North Carolina.
Billy Mitchell Airport, Frisco, North Carolina, June 2007
Sunset at Frisco, North Carolina, June 2008

Frisco is a small unincorporated community on the barrier island of Hatteras Island, between the villages of Buxton and Hatteras. It is located in Dare County, North Carolina, USA, and was previously named Trent, or Trent Woods, but received a new name with the coming of the post office (zip code 27936) in 1898. Most of the land is taken by houses available for rental during the summer months, and as such the community's population varies seasonally. North Carolina Highway 12 serves as the primary road in Frisco and connects the community to others on the island.

Billy Mitchell Airport is located in Frisco and was named after former United States Army General Billy Mitchell. Across the street from the small, local airfield is the Frisco Native American Museum.[1]

Frisco Native American Museum

The residents of Frisco are governed by the Dare County Board of Commissioners. Frisco is part of District 4, along with Avon, Buxton, Hatteras, Rodanthe, Waves and Salvo.

Public services[edit]

Residents of Frisco are served by the Cape Hatteras Elementary and Secondary Schools located on NC 12 in Frisco.[2]

Construction of the new Cape Hatteras Elementary and Secondary School, June 2007

Area attractions[edit]

  • Cape Hatteras National Park
  • Frisco Campground
  • Frisco Pier (Destroyed by Hurricane Earl, 2010)
  • Billy Mitchell Airport
  • Frisco Native American Museum
  • Frisco Mini-Golf and Go Karts
  • Red Drum Pottery Gallery and Theater


  1. ^ Frisco Native American Museum
  2. ^ District Website

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°14′07″N 75°37′43″W / 35.23528°N 75.62861°W / 35.23528; -75.62861