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Bertie County was formed in 1722 from Chowan County. It was named in honor of James and Henry Bertie who had purchased land from the original eight Lord Proprietors.
It is in the northeastern section of the State and is bounded by Albemarle Sound, Chowan River, and Washington, Martin, Halifax, Northampton and Hertford counties. Map for Counties of North Carolina .
Researching Land in Bertie, keep these dates in mind as to where the same land was at various dates in history:
- 1664-1668 Albemarle County
- 1668-1722 Chowan County
- 1722 - Bertie County formed from Chowan
- 1729 - Tyrrell taken out of eastern Bertie
- 1741 - Edgecombe taken out of southwestern Bertie
- 1741 - Northampton taken out of northwestern Bertie
- 1759 - Hertford taken from northern Bertie *This line changed again in 1877 and once again in 1907.
- Northeastern North Carolina Maps, Photos, Memories, History
Its land area is 698.88 square miles and its population in 1990 was 20,388.
Windsor, the present county seat, was established in 1766 and was made county seat in 1774.
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History of Bertie County
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Laws, Bertie Precinct 1722 – 1787
- Research How-To
- List of NC Resources
Contains many links to researching in North Carolina, i.e. Raleigh Archives + State Library
Memories of Days Gone By in Bertie
Photos - Old Postcards
Research Visit To Bertie County
Recipes from Bertie County
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Scenes from Bertie County
Schools       Chowan College (Hertford County)Yearbooks
Search Engines Page
Tools (inflation calculator, etc)
Towns    Description of all Communities--present day and historic
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Visiting Bertie County
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