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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

Latest North Carolina Genealogy Query posts for Bertie County from the Forum:

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

“bertie county” nc – Google News

Authorities: Sergeant at Bertie Correctional Institution dies after … – WAVY-TV


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Authorities: Sergeant at Bertie Correctional Institution dies after …
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BERTIE COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — A sergeant at Bertie Correctional Institution died after she was assaulted by an inmate Wednesday evening, according to the …
Inmate suspected of killing Sergeant at Bertie Correctional Institutionwtkr.com
Sergeant dies after attack in a Bertie County prison WednesdayVirginian-Pilot
Corrections officer killed in Bertie County prison, convicted murderer accusedNorth State Journal (subscription)
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SHERIFF: Foul play not suspected in couple’s death – WITN


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SHERIFF: Foul play not suspected in couple's death
WITN
Bertie County Sheriff John Holley says firefighters were alerted around 1:30 a.m. to a fire at the two-story home on Charles Taylor Road, east of Lewiston Woodville. He said deputies were called a half hour later after the two bodies were discovered
2 bodies found in Bertie County fireWNCT
Bertie couple perishes in blazeRoanoke Chowan News Herald

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Hwy. 45 in Bertie County reopens after propane truck accident – WNCT


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Hwy. 45 in Bertie County reopens after propane truck accident
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WINDSOR, N.C. (WNCT) — A Bertie County highway is back open Wednesday morning after a major accident Tuesday afternoon. An accident involving an AmeriGas liquid propane truck shut down three miles of Highway 45 near Winston Farm Lane in Bertie …

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Residents in NC county devastated by Friday night storms – WNCN


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Residents in NC county devastated by Friday night storms
WNCN
There was a lot of damage left in Bertie County by storms that also hit Virginia Beach, where a tornado was confirmed. In Virginia Beach, 50 homes were damaged. Twelve were condemned while 25 sustained moderate damage. A total of 32 people were …

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Update: NWS confirms EF1 tornado leaves behind damage in Bertie County. – WNCT


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Update: NWS confirms EF1 tornado leaves behind damage in Bertie County.
WNCT
Powellsville, N.C. – (WNCT). The National Weather Service confirms an EF1 tornado hit Bertie County Friday night. Officials with the Bertie County Sheriffs office says the tornado caused damage in the Powellsville area of Bertie County. Several power
Friday evening Bertie County storm creates damageWCTI12.com
Storm causes damage in BertieRoanoke Chowan News Herald
Two abandoned mobile homes destroyed in Bertie County stormWITN

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Dream come true – Roanoke Chowan News Herald


Roanoke Chowan News Herald
Dream come true
Roanoke Chowan News Herald
Christie Cooke of Coastal Rivers Realty in Washington, NC had the house listed, told Bertie County Commissioner Tammy Lee about the property, and the process was started. “I'd been looking for houses for Habitat for about a year now,” said Cooke.


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