Tyro, North Carolina facts for kids
|Tyro, North Carolina|
|• Total||12.9 sq mi (33.3 km2)|
|• Land||12.9 sq mi (33.3 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||828 ft (252 m)|
|• Density||302/sq mi (116.5/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||996400|
Tyro is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located 7 miles (11 km) west of Lexington and 24 miles (39 km) south of Winston-Salem in Davidson County, North Carolina, United States. As of the 2010 census the community had a population of 3,879.
Tyro is located in western Davidson County along North Carolina Highway 150. Neighboring communities include Reeds to the northeast on NC 150, Churchland to the southwest on NC 150, Linwood to the southeast, and the city of Lexington to the east.
Located 6 miles (10 km) west of Tyro is Boone's Cave Park on the Yadkin River. Daniel Boone is rumored to have once hidden in the cave from a group of Native Americans that were avidly pursuing him.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the Tyro CDP has an area of 12.9 square miles (33.3 km2), all of it land.
Haden Place, Capt. John Koonts, Jr., Farm, St. Luke's Lutheran Church Cemetery, and Tyro Tavern are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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