(Contributed by Ellen A. Williams, Swan Quarter, N.C.)
Compiled and Published by J. H. CHATAIGNE
ALFRED WILLIAMS, Bookseller, Raleight N.C.
to act of Congress, in the year 1883 in
the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington, D. C.
Population in 1880 - White, 4,424; Colored, 3,341; total, 7,765 Value of real estate 1882, - - - - $392s766.00 Value of personal property, - - - - 244,270.00 Tax on real estate, - - - - 231.26 Tax on personal property, - - - - 206.68 County levy, - - - - 5,O57.05 County levy for school purposes, - - - 29,555.99 Hyde county was one of the original precincts, and was named in honor of Edward Hyde, who was Governor of the Colony in 1711. It belongs to the Eastern Division, being situated in the extreme eastern portion of the State. It is bounded on the north by Tyrrell, Dare and Washington counties, on the south by Pamlico Sound an the west by Pungo River, and on the east by Pamlico Sound. It has an area of 2341/4 square miles (149,902 acres), and the land has an average assessed value of $3.38 per acre. Swan Quarter, the county seat, is 203 miles from Raleigh, and is located on Swan Quarter Bay. Population, 100. Surface: Level, with rich loamy and alluvial soils. Products: Corn, cotton, wheat, oats, peas, potatoes. Fruits: Apples, peaches, pears, grapes, plums, and other small fruits. Timbers: Pine, cypress, gum, maple, holly, juniper, cedar, oak.
Engelhard, Makelyville, Sladesville, Fairfield, Middleton, Stencil House, Lake Comfort, Ocracoke, Swan Quarter (c.h.) Lake Landing.
Clerk of Superior Court: James H. Wahab Commissioners: G. I. Watson, J. C. Simmons, N. C. Williams, W. H. Tolson, O. T. Credle Coroner: J. W. Hayes Register of Deeds: Alexander Berry Sheriff: H. G. McClaud Solicitor: John H. Blount Surveyor: G. W. Swindell Standard Keeper: S. R. Cason Sup't Public Instruction: Joseph M. Watson Treasurer: H. G. McClaud
[Superior Court meets on the seventh Monday after
the fourth Monday in March and September.]Judge: J. C. Shepherd, Clerk: James H. Wahab
Fairfield: David Carter, David Burrus, J. C. Simmons Lake Comfort: Charles F. Benson Lake Landing: A. B. Tunnel Middletown: W. S. Cox Ocracoke: B. Garrish Sladesville: S. L. Snell, R. D. Harris Swan Quarter: J. M. Watson, N. C. Williams
ATTORNEYS-AT-LAWMiddleton: Beckwith, N. Richlands: Koonce, F. B.
BLACKSMITHS and WHEELWRIGHTSMakelyville: Balfour, James F. Makelyville: Mixison, L. R. Sladesville: Harris, R. D. Swan Quarter: Bridgman, Jas. E. Swan Quarter: Cason, B. F. Swan Quarter: Donald, B. W.
BOARDING HOUSESFairfield: O'Neal, E. S. Swan Quarter: English, E. D. Swan Quarter: Hayes, J. W. Swan Quarter: Tooly, W. B.
CARPENTERS and BUILDERSFairfield: Barnett, William Lake Landing: Gibbs, Cason Makelyville: Manly, N. D. Swan Quarter: Gaskill, E. H.
CATTLE DEALERSSwan Quarter: Credle, Frank Swan Quarter: Hayes, J. W.
DRUGGISTSLake Landing: Wayson, D. M.
FISH DEALERSSwan Quarter: Clayton, W. D. Swan Quarter: Hudson, Garrison
GENERAL MERCHANTSEngelhard: Davis, T. M. Fairfield: Brown, John C. Fairfield: Carter, J. S. Fairfield: Mann, Joseph Fairfield: Young, Luther Lake Comfort: Benson, J. M. Lake Landing: Watson, D. M. Lake Landing: Watson, George I. Makelyville: Lupton, Jas M. Middletown: Mann, Thomas Sladesville: Jarvis, T. M. Sladesville: Jordan, Bryan Sladesville: Wahab, Charles Swan Quarter: Spencer, J. M. & Bro. Swan Quarter: Swindell, A. B. Swan Quarter: Swindell, G. W. Jr. Swan Quarter: Swindell, W. B.
JOS. M. WATSON, J.P. Swan Quarter, HYDE COUNTY, N.C. ___________________
M. MAKELY, Dealer in GENERAL MERCHANDISE And LUMBER, MAKELYVILLE, N.C. ___________________
Swan Quarter: Swindell
Lake Landing: Midyett, D. P.
Swan Quarter: Hayes, James W.
Lake Comfort: Berry, Capt. John Makelyville: Makely, M. Swan Quarter: Tooley & Swindell
MILLS - CORN and FLOUR
Leachville, Beaufort Co: Burgess', Mrs. Burgess Leechville, Beaufort Co: Clark's, Caleb Clark
MILLS - SAW
Makelyville: Makely, M.
Fairfield: Murray, W. D.
PAINTERS - HOUSE and SIGN
Makelyville: Balfour, James F.
Fairfield: Bonner, W. V. Lake Landing: Weston, B. Middletown: Clark, Edward Middletown: Gibbs, Oscar Sladesville: Thomas, ----- Swan Quarter: Credle, O. S.
SADLERS and HARNESSMAKERS
Makelyville: Burgess, Daniel L.
Fairfield: G. W. Arrington Middletown: A. J. Cox Swan Quarter: L. H. Swindell
WATCHMAKERS and JEWELERS
Fairfield: Harris, John G. & Co.
Makelyville: Smith, A. J. Swan Quarter: Jones, Ira
Engelhard: Benjamin Fulford, J. B. Watson, T. M. Davis, Anson Gibbs; Fairfield: J. S. Carter, H. C. Carter, W. S. Carter, Dr. P. H. Simmons, David M. Carter, D. H. Carter, F. H. B. Gibbs, Henry Jones, Allen Burrus, Frank Midyett, Abraham Baum, Edward Baum, James C. Simmons; Lake Landing: Morgan Fisher, John W. H. Weston, Joseph McClaud, Cason Gibbs, Robert Jennett, A. S. Long, Milton Salley, Alexander McJones, Samuel M. Mann, Spencer Mann, William P. Midyett, A. B. Trunnell, James Adams, George S. Bridgman, James M. Benson, W. W. Brown, C. F. Benson, Thomas R. Benson; Makelyville: S. L. Snell, A. J. Bell, Abner Green, W. G. Ruffin, Alexander Spring; Middletown: Jesse H. Davis, Seth Gibbs, W. H. Lucas, B. F. Gibbs, E. L. Mann, John M. Mann; Sladesville: William M. Credle, Timothy Fisher, B. Wahab, Dallas Wahab, Sol Nathan, S. L. Snell; Swan Quarter: Hezekiah Brown, George T. Credle, E. D. English, Jos. M. Watson, Tilman F. Credle, Oliver O'Neal, John E. Credle, D. E. Harris.
SOURCE: Chataigne's North Carolina State Directory and Gazetteer. 1883-84. Compiled and Published by J. H. Chataigne. Alfred Williams, Bookseller, Raleigh, N.C
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