Welcome to Dare County, NC!

The county seat of Manteo.

"Land of Beginnings"

Dare county was founded in 1870. The county was named after Virginia Dare which was the first child born in America. Dare county was also where The Wright Brothers experienced the first powered flight.

County Facts !

Gary gross is the county manger/ clerk of the board because right now the spot for county manger is vacant. There are seven seats on the Dare County Board of Commissioners.

Natural Landmarks!

In Dare county there is lots of natural land marks. There is Jockeys Ridge which is a state park. There is also the Atlantic Ocean which is really nice.