Tyro, Virginia

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Aerial view of the Tyro area after the passage of Hurricane Camille

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 Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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