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Perquimans County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 13,453. Its county
seat is Hertford. The county was originally created as Berkeley Precinct. It was renamed Perquimans Precinct around 1684 and gained county
status in 1739.
Perquimans County is part of the Elizabeth City, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA-NC Combined Statistical Area.
It was named in honor of an Indian tribe.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Perquimans was formed as early as 1668 as a precinct of Albemarle County. It was named in honor of an Indian tribe. It is in the northeastern section of the State and is bounded by Albemarle Sound and Chowan, Gates and Pasquotank counties. The present land area is 247.17 square miles and the 2000 population was 11,368. Hertford, established in 1758 on the land of Jonathan Phelps, is the county seat.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 329 square miles (850 km2), of which 247 square miles (640 km2) is land and 82 square miles (210 km2) (25%) is water.
Bordering counties are as follows:
Perquimans County Schools