A History of New Currituck, North Carolina

The town of New Currituck in Hyde County, North Carolina shows up on some maps produced in the decade prior to 1800, perhaps ten to fifteen miles west of Germantown. It can be found as late as an 1808 on the Price-Strother map of North Carolina, then it disappears. The Post Office Department never records a Post Office at New Currituck. During most of the eighteenth century the Outer Banks were part of Hyde County.

With a great storm of 1728, New Currituck Inlet was opened - causing the loss (or closure) of the old Currituck Inlet by 1731. Perhaps this event led to the creation of a new hamlet or small town in Hyde County shortly thereafter, but this type of result did not show up on any of the maps prepared prior to the 1790s - none of the maps from 1750 to 1795 show a town named New Currituck.

If anyone has any good historical information on this short-lived town of Hyde County, please contact me at jd.lewis@carolana.com. All help is greatly appreciated.



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