Swan Quarter, North Carolina

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Swan Quarter, North Carolina
Swan Quarter dock
Swan Quarter dock
Swan Quarter is located in North Carolina
Swan Quarter
Swan Quarter
Swan Quarter is located in the US
Swan Quarter
Swan Quarter
Coordinates: Coordinates: 35°24′22″N 76°19′44″W / 35.40611°N 76.32889°W / 35.40611; -76.32889
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountyHyde
Area
 • Total3.95 sq mi (10.24 km2)
 • Land3.95 sq mi (10.23 km2)
 • Water0.004 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
2 ft (0.6 m)
Population
 • Total324
 • Density82/sq mi (31.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
27885
Area code(s)252
GNIS feature ID1022864[1]
FIPS code37-66340[2]

Swan Quarter (sometimes named Swanquarter[1]) is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Hyde County, North Carolina, United States.[3] It is the Hyde county seat. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 324.[2]

Geography[edit]

Swan Quarter is in western Hyde County at latitude 35.405 N and longitude 76.331 W. The elevation is 2 feet (0.61 m) above sea level. It is located on Swanquarter Bay, an inlet of Pamlico Sound.

U.S. Route 264 runs along the northern edge of the community, leading east 69 miles (111 km) to Manteo and west 51 miles (82 km) to Washington.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Swan Quarter CDP has a total area of 3.9 square miles (10.2 km2), of which 0.004 square miles (0.01 km2), or 0.10%, are water.[2]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Swan Quarter, North Carolina
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 80
(27)
84
(29)
86
(30)
93
(34)
96
(36)
99
(37)
100
(38)
98
(37)
97
(36)
93
(34)
85
(29)
78
(26)
100
(38)
Average high °F (°C) 53
(12)
55
(13)
63
(17)
71
(22)
78
(26)
84
(29)
88
(31)
87
(31)
83
(28)
74
(23)
65
(18)
58
(14)
72
(22)
Daily mean °F (°C) 43
(6)
45
(7)
52
(11)
60
(16)
68
(20)
75
(24)
80
(27)
78
(26)
74
(23)
64
(18)
55
(13)
48
(9)
62
(17)
Average low °F (°C) 33
(1)
34
(1)
40
(4)
48
(9)
58
(14)
65
(18)
71
(22)
69
(21)
64
(18)
53
(12)
44
(7)
37
(3)
51
(11)
Record low °F (°C) −12
(−24)
10
(−12)
17
(−8)
28
(−2)
34
(1)
42
(6)
40
(4)
43
(6)
40
(4)
23
(−5)
15
(−9)
6
(−14)
−12
(−24)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 4.87
(124)
3.41
(87)
4.11
(104)
3.24
(82)
4.16
(106)
4.46
(113)
5.04
(128)
6.50
(165)
5.39
(137)
4.34
(110)
3.47
(88)
3.63
(92)
52.62
(1,336)
Source: The Weather Channel[4]

Demographics[edit]

The population, at the time of the 2010 census, was 324.

History[edit]

In the 18th century, Samuel Swann settled along 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.

The Hyde County Courthouse and Lake Mattamuskeet Pump Station, also known as Mattamuskeet Lodge, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]

Transportation[edit]

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[edit]

Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge is located 9 miles (14 km) east of Swan Quarter 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Swanquarter
  2. ^ a b c "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Swan Quarter CDP, North Carolina". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved December 22, 2017.
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  4. ^ "Monthly Averages for Swanquarter, NC". Weather.com. 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-20.
  5. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.

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