Profile for Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, NC
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Ocracoke Island is in Hyde County.
The community name derives from Algonquian term for ?enclosed place."
The latitude of Ocracoke Island is 35.131N. The longitude is -75.905W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone.
Ocracoke Island is between Pamlico Sound and the Atlantic Ocean
The Confederate fleet was unsuccessful in trying to defend the island during an 1862 Civil War battle
Bankers Ponies, descendants of horses brought here by early explorers, still live on the island.
Historic sites and museums: Ocracoke Preservation Museum, Ocracoke Lighthouse
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Hyde County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ocracoke Island political report.
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