Bertie County, North Carolina

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Bertie County administrative offices are located at 106 Dundee Street, Windsor, NC 27983; phone: 252-794-5300.

Located in the costal plain of eastern North Carolina, the county is bounded on the east by the Chowan River and the Albemarle Sound, on the north by Hertford County, and to the west and south the Roanoke River divides it from Halifax and Martin counties. Established in 1722, Bertie County was settled by families from southern Virginia and the older northeastern counties of North Carolina. By 1755 only Craven and Edgecombe counties had larger taxable populations than Bertie; at the time of the first federal census in 1790 Bertie County had the third largest population in the state. [1]

  1. Marshall Bullock (consultant) and Peter B. Sandbeck, Eastern Regional Supervisor, North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Windsor Historic District, Bertie County, NC, nomination documents, 1982 and 1991, National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places, Washington, D.C.

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