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The county was formed as Bertie Precinct in 1722 from the part of Chowan Precinct of Albemarle County lying west of the Chowan River. It was named for James Bertie, his brother Henry Bertie, or both, each having been one of the Lords Proprietors of Carolina.

In 1729 parts of Bertie Precinct, Chowan Precinct, Currituck Precinct, and Pasquotank Precinct of Albemarle County were combined to form Tyrrell Precinct. With the abolition of Albemarle County in 1739, all of its constituent precincts became counties. In 1741 parts of Bertie County became Edgecombe County and Northampton County. Finally, in 1759 parts of Bertie County, Chowan County, and Northampton County were combined to form Hertford County, and Bertie was reduced to its present size. Source Wikipedia

The County seat of Bertie County is Windsor. Bertie County is divided into the following townships: Colerain, Indian Woods, Merry Hill, Mitchells, Roxobel, Snake Bite, Whites, Windsor, and Woodville. It also includes the following unincorporated communities: Elm Grove, Gatlinsville, Greens Cross, Hexlena, Perrytown, Pine Ridge, Sans Souci (with Sans Souci Ferry, the county’s only ferry), Spring Branch, Woodard, Baker Town, Whites Cross, Rosemead, and Todds Cross.

Attractions in Bertie County include Hope Plantation, The Freeman Hotel, Sans Souci Ferry, The Windsor Historic Walking Tour, Cashie Wetlands Walk and the Courthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Hope Plantation includes the King-Bazemore House, Samuel Coxe House and Roanoke-Chowan Heritage Center.

Bertie County NCGenweb site

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Bertie County Government Site
PO Box 530
County Courthouse
Windsor, NC 27983

Census

1790 Federal Census transcription

1800 Federal Census index
1800 Federal Census transcription, pg0026.txt referred to in previous index
1800 Federal Census transcription, pg0060.txt referred to in previous index

1810 Federal Census transcription

1810 Federal Census Index
1810 Federal Census Transcription pg0043.txt referred to in previous index

1830 Federal Census transcription

1840 Federal Census transcription

1850 Federal Census transcription Directory opens to text files named by page number

1860 Federal Census part 1 transcription

1860 Federal Census part 2 transcription

1860 Federal Census slave schedule transcription

1870 Federal Census transcription directory opens to list of text files by township

1900 Federal Census transcription directory opens to list of text files by township

1910 Federal Census transcription directory opens to list of text files by township

1920 Federal Census transcription directory opens to list of text files by township

Tax Records

1716 Corn tax list

1757 Tax list

1798 Tax list

1810 Tax list

1862 Confederate Tax list

Cemeteries

USGS listing of cemeteries in Bertie County

Cemetery Transcriptions

Query Forums

Bertie County, NC Query Forum

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North Carolina Genealogy Forum: Forum: Bertie County NC Genealogy Queries – Recent Topics

deborah on “HARRINGTON, ROGERSON bertie co., nc”

looking for info. on james O. HARRINGTON b 1827 d 1906 aulander, bertie co.
m. mary magdaline rogerson b circa 1837 beaufort co

my e-mail: keldebor@aol.com
thanks




kendallblue on “Johnstons, Johnstones of Bertie County”

My ancestors were original settlers in my home state of Texas, having come to the state sometime around 1830, or before. James Henry Johnston, son of William Johnston and Mary Granberry Johnston, came to Texas and began acquiring land like it was going out of style. He served on the 8th Texas Congress, making preparations for the Texas Revolution from Mexico, and was an established businessman in Red River County, where he made his home. The Johnston family is said to have come from Bertie, North Carolina, but I know nothing of them before arriving in Texas. We are planning a genealogical trip to the NC area, and am curious if anyone might know of this family. Any tips you can provide would be much appreciated! Thank you!




jo-anne arnold on “sheppard/shepard family”

looking for Abraham, the elder dob 1685 m. Catrin Gardner children: Benjamin, Mary opr Polly, John Baptista, Abrahm, Martin




JudyS on “James Howard Jr 1707-1790″

I am looking for information about his spouse and children and possible connection to Samuel Howard b. 1762 in Virginia




Ilene Nutt on “Looking for a book about Bertie county”

I would like to purchase the following book or email someone for information I need.
“Bertie Beginnings: The Story of Our County and Its Distinguished Citizens”

I am specifically looking for information on the Mitchell family. Barbara (Barby) E. Mitchell,born 1813, William M. Mitchell born 1810 Wilkes Co., Martha E. Mitchell (Breedlove or Budlove)born 1840, her two children Celia JC Budlove born 1858 Tenn. or Breedlove and Elijah LWJEWPS Budlove or Breedlove born 1859(strange initials in census record). Bertie Count Vital Statistics 1700-1920 Lists the marriage of William W and Martha E also known as Barby or Barbara.

Date of Birth: Bef 1817
Spouse: William W. Mitchell
Date of Marriage: 15 Jun 1834
Place of Marriage: Bertie co., NC
I am hoping the book can tell me more information.
Ilene




focusoninfinity on “James Pugh Sr & wife Mary Whitmel to…”

1750′s Bladen, now eastern Cumberland Co., N.C.


Bertie County, NC at Genforum

Cities and towns of Bertie County:

Aulander
Colerain
Kelford
Lewiston
Lewiston Woodville
Merry Hill
Powellsville
Roxobel
Windsor (County Seat)
Woodville

News related to Bertie County, NC

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This Bertie County, NC, town is “forgotten” as residents, jobs fall away – Virginian-Pilot

This Bertie County, NC, town is "forgotten" as residents, jobs fall away
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Tucked away in northeastern North Carolina is Bertie County —a rural, primarily black community in one of the state's poorest areas with many of its fastest-shrinking towns. There are plenty of pothole-marked roads, mobile homes, and overgrown lots of …

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Bertie County Humane Society at full capacity, need dogs adopted immediately – wtkr.com


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Bertie County Humane Society at full capacity, need dogs adopted immediately
wtkr.com
BERTIE COUNTY, N.C. – The Bertie County Humane Society is at full capacity and needs people to adopt dogs immediately. According to their Facebook page, all 10 kennels in their Windsor, North Carolina facility are full.




J. Cole Executive Produces ‘Raising Bertie’ Docuseries About Coming Of Age In Rural North Carolina – Vibe


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J. Cole Executive Produces 'Raising Bertie' Docuseries About Coming Of Age In Rural North Carolina
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Oftentimes, as evidenced by music, TV and film, a lot of emphasis put on the subsets of urban communities and how they find not only their place, but their way in the world. But what about the ones who live in small-town rural locales? Who speaks for them?
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J. Cole Will Co-Produce New PBS Docuseries ‘Raising Bertie’ – Billboard


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J. Cole Will Co-Produce New PBS Docuseries 'Raising Bertie'
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28) which captures the lives of three men living in Bertie County, North Carolina. "I know a lot of you have challenges in your lives right now that can make it hard to focus on your schoolwork," Barack Obama's 2009 back-to-school speech begins at the
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NC town ‘forgotten’ as residents, jobs fall away – Asheville Citizen-Times


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NC town 'forgotten' as residents, jobs fall away
Asheville Citizen-Times
LEWISTON-WOODVILLE – Tucked away in northeastern North Carolina is Bertie County — a rural, primarily black community in one of the state's poorest areas with many of its fastest-shrinking towns. There are plenty of pothole-marked roads, mobile homes, …

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J. Cole Executive Producing New PBS Documentary – Pitchfork


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J. Cole Executive Producing New PBS Documentary
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He's joined director and producer Margaret Byrne to tell the story of “three African American boys as they face a precarious coming of age in rural Bertie County, North Carolina.” Raising Bertie was filmed over a course of six years and follows the


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