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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.

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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

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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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Bertie County to unveil plans for new public recreation park at ‘Bertie Beach Day’ – WNCT

Bertie County to unveil plans for new public recreation park at ‘Bertie Beach Day’  WNCT

This Saturday in Bertie County, officials will unveil plans for a new public recreation park to be constructed soon.




Bertie County man dies in Tuesday accident – The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald – Roanoke Chowan News Herald

Bertie County man dies in Tuesday accident – The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald  Roanoke Chowan News Herald

WINDSOR – The driver of a motorcycle was killed near here late Tuesday afternoon during a two-vehicle accident along NC 308 (Governor’s Road), near its …




Power restored after fire at Bertie County substation – WITN

Power restored after fire at Bertie County substation  WITN

BERTIE COUNTY, N.C. (WITN)- The AC is back on after thousands of people were left without power amid dangerous heat here in Eastern Carolina.




Community Foundation and Women’s Fund announce grants – The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald – Roanoke Chowan News Herald

Community Foundation and Women’s Fund announce grants – The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald  Roanoke Chowan News Herald

AHOSKIE – The Bertie-Hertford Community Foundation (BHCF) and Bertie-Hertford Women’s Fund (BHWF) announced more than $13,000 in local grant awards …




Bertie County works to produce accurate 2020 census count – The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald – Roanoke Chowan News Herald

Bertie County works to produce accurate 2020 census count – The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald  Roanoke Chowan News Herald

You won’t be able to fill out your 2020 census form for another 10 months, but the public campaign to get you thinking about it is already underway. Back in …




Native son returns home – The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald – Roanoke Chowan News Herald

Native son returns home – The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald  Roanoke Chowan News Herald

WINDSOR – By a unanimous vote, the Bertie County Board of Education approved Dr. Otis Smallwood as the school district’s new superintendent. The vote …


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