Place:Hertford, North Carolina, United States

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NameHertford
Alt namesHertfordsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates36.35°N 76.983°W
Located inNorth Carolina, United States     (1759 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Hertford County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,669. Its county seat is Winton.

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History

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Hertford County is home of the Meherrin Indian Tribe, descendants of indigenous people who had inhabited the region for thousands of years. After decades of encroachment by English colonists, the Tribe moved south from Virginia, where they settled in 1706 on a reservation abandoned by the Chowanoke. This six-square-mile reservation was at Parker's Ferry near the mouth of the Meherrin River. It was confirmed by a treaty of 1726. They were not able to keep the reservation lands.

The Tribe today has an enrollment of approximately 900 enrolled members, of whom most live within 10–15 miles of the former reservation.[1] It is recognized by the state. They are seeking Federal recognition. The Meherrin Tribe has an Annual Pow Wow at the end of October.

The county was formed by European Americans in 1759 from parts of Bertie County, Chowan County, and Northampton County. It was named for Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Earl of Hertford, later 1st Marquess of Hertford.

In 1779 the northeastern part of Hertford County was combined with parts of Chowan County and Perquimans County to form Gates County.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1759 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1790 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1830 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1862 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1868 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1868 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1911 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 5,828
1800 6,701
1810 6,052
1820 7,712
1830 8,537
1840 7,484
1850 8,142
1860 9,504
1870 9,273
1880 11,843
1890 13,851
1900 14,294
1910 15,436
1920 16,294
1930 17,542
1940 19,352
1950 21,453
1960 22,718
1970 23,529
1980 23,368
1990 22,523

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External links

www.co.hertford.nc.us


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