Tyro, North Carolina

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Tyro, North Carolina
Census-designated place
Tyro is located in North Carolina
Tyro
Tyro
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
Area
 • Total 12.9 sq mi (33.3 km2)
 • Land 12.9 sq mi (33.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 828 ft (252 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,879
 • Density 302/sq mi (116.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 27292
FIPS code 37-69020
GNIS feature ID 996400

Tyro is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located 7 miles (11 km) west of Lexington and 24 miles (39 km) south of Winston-Salem in Davidson County, North Carolina, United States. As of the 2010 census the community had a population of 3,879.[1]

Geography[edit]

Tyro is located in western Davidson County along North Carolina Highway 150. Neighboring communities include Reeds to the northeast on NC 150, Churchland to the southwest on NC 150, Linwood to the southeast, and the city of Lexington to the east.

Located 6 miles (10 km) west of Tyro is Boone's Cave Park 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.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Tyro CDP has an area of 12.9 square miles (33.3 km2), all of it land.[1]

Historic sites[edit]

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]

Education[edit]

Tyro is home to West Davidson High School (2012 Davidson County Quiz Bowl Champs), West Davidson High School,[3] as well as Tyro Middle School; both of which are part of the Davidson County School System.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Tyro CDP, North Carolina". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 25, 2015. 
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ Edwards, Deneesha. "WDHS takes home quiz bowl title". The Dispatch.