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Stumpy Point, North Carolina
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Dare County
Elevation 3 ft (0.9144 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 27978
Area code(s) 252

Stumpy Point is an unincorporated community in Dare County, North Carolina, United States. The community is located at the intersection of US 264 and Bayview Drive; along the north side of Stumpy Point Bay. It is surrounded by the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.

A post office called Stumpy Point has been in operation since 1876. The community takes its name from Stumpy Point Bay.

The town is mentioned in the sci-fi novel Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, in which the little town is razed sometime in the future to build a spaceport in Pamlico Sound, and the spaceport is unofficially named after Stumpy Point.


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