|Hyde County North Carolina Cities/Towns - Lake Landing, Mount Pleasant, Swan Quarter (County Seat)
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Hyde County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 5,826. Its county seat is Swan Quarter.
The county was formed December 3, 1705, as Wickham Precinct, one of three precincts within Bath County. The name "Wickham" was derived from the manor of "Temple Wycombe" in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom, the family home of John Archdale, Governor of North and South Carolina from 1695 to 1696. In 1712 it was renamed Hyde Precinct, for Edward Hyde, Governor of North Carolina from 1711 to 1712. In 1739 Bath County was abolished, and Hyde Precinct became Hyde County.