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Hyde County, North Carolina
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Founded 1705
County Seat Swan Quarter
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County Courthouse

Hyde County Courthouse
264 Business Hwy P O Box 297
Swan Quarter NC 27885
Phone: 252 926 3011

Formerly Wickham Co names changed to Hyde 1712
Register of Deeds has birth, death and burial records from 1913
marriage records from 1850, land records from 1736
marriage bonds 1735-1867 and delayed birth records from late 1800's
Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1868
and probate records from 1774 [1]


Parent County

1705--Hyde County was formed 3 December 1705 from Wickham Precinct of Bath County. Bath County was abolished in 1739.
County seat: Swan Quarter [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




Census & Tax Records

For tips on accessing Hyde County, North Carolina census records online, see: North Carolina Census.

Church Records

  • Mattemuskeet River. Constituted 1783.[3]
Church of England
  • St. George's Parish. Established by 1741.[4]




Local Histories



Civil War

Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.




Photographs & Biographies



Swan Quarterly

Vital Records

Wills & Estates 

Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hyde County, North Carolina. Page 510 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. George Washington Paschal, History of North Carolina Baptists, 2 vols. (1930; reprint, Gallatin, Tenn.: Church History Research and Archives, 1990), 2:565. FHL Book 975.6 K2p 1990.
  4. Robert J. Cain, ed., The Church of England in North Carolina: Documents, 1699-1741 (Raleigh, N.C.: Division of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 1999), 414. FHL Book 975.6 K2cr.


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