Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 361.
TYRELL COUNTY, situated on the east coast of North Carolina with Albermarle sound on the north, and Atlantic ocean on the east. Area, 740 square miles. Face of the country, level; soil, sandy and poor. Seat of justice, Columbia. Pop. in 1810, 3,364; in 1820, 4,319; in 1830, 4,712; in 1840, 4,657; in 1850, 5,133.