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Swan Quarter, North Carolina
Swan Quarter dock
Swan Quarter dock
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Hyde
Area
 • Total 78.4 sq mi (203.1 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 324
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
27885
Area code(s) 252

Swan Quarter (sometimes named Swanquarter) is an Unincorporated community in and the county seat of Hyde County, North Carolina, United States.

Geography

The latitude of Swan Quarter is 35.405N. The longitude is -76.331W. Elevation is 0 feet (0 m). Swanquarter is located in North Carolina's Inner Banks region. Swan Quarter is located on Swanquarter Bay, an inlet of Pamlico Sound.

Climate

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
(26.7)
84
(28.9)
86
(30)
93
(33.9)
96
(35.6)
99
(37.2)
100
(37.8)
98
(36.7)
97
(36.1)
93
(33.9)
85
(29.4)
78
(25.6)
100
(-17.8)
Average high °F (°C) 53
(11.7)
55
(12.8)
63
(17.2)
71
(21.7)
78
(25.6)
84
(28.9)
88
(31.1)
87
(30.6)
83
(28.3)
74
(23.3)
65
(18.3)
58
(14.4)
71.6
(21.99)
Daily mean °F (°C) 43
(6.1)
45
(7.2)
52
(11.1)
60
(15.6)
68
(20)
75
(23.9)
80
(26.7)
78
(25.6)
74
(23.3)
64
(17.8)
55
(12.8)
48
(8.9)
61.8
(16.57)
Average low °F (°C) 33
(0.6)
34
(1.1)
40
(4.4)
48
(8.9)
58
(14.4)
65
(18.3)
71
(21.7)
69
(20.6)
64
(17.8)
53
(11.7)
44
(6.7)
37
(2.8)
51.3
(10.74)
Record low °F (°C) -12
(-24.4)
10
(-12.2)
17
(-8.3)
28
(-2.2)
34
(1.1)
42
(5.6)
40
(4.4)
43
(6.1)
40
(4.4)
23
(-5)
15
(-9.4)
6
(-14.4)
-12
(-17.8)
Precipitation inches (mm) 4.87
(123.7)
3.41
(86.6)
4.11
(104.4)
3.24
(82.3)
4.16
(105.7)
4.46
(113.3)
5.04
(128)
6.50
(165.1)
5.39
(136.9)
4.34
(110.2)
3.47
(88.1)
3.63
(92.2)
52.62
(1,336.5)
Source: The Weather Channel

Demographics

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

History

In the 18th century, Samuel Swann settled along the 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.

Transportation

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

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

Coordinates: 35°24′23″N 76°19′45″W / 35.4062781°N 76.3290861°W / 35.4062781; -76.3290861

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