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North Carolina is divided into one hundred counties. The establishment of North Carolina counties stretches over 240 years, beginning in 1668 with the creation of Albemarle County and ending with the 1911 creation of Avery and Hoke counties. Five counties have been divided or abolished altogether, the last being Dobbs County in 1791.

Bertie County, North Carolina

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Bertie County is a county located in the state of North Carolina. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 21,282.Its county seat is Windsor. The county was created in 1722 as Bertie Precinct and gained county status in 1739.

Etymology - Origin of Bertie County Name

It was named in honor of James Bertie, a Lords Proprietor.


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Bertie County History

Bertie was formed in 1722 from Chowan. It was named in honor of James Bertie, a Lords Proprietor. It is in the northeastern section of the State and is bounded by Albemarle Sound, Chowan River, and Washington, Martin, Halifax, Northampton and Hertford counties. Its land area is 699.19 square miles and its population in 2000 was 19,757. An act of 1743 provided that the courthouse, etc., "shall be built between Cusby Bride and Will's Quarter Bridge." Windsor was established in 1766 and was made the county seat in 1774.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 741 square miles (1,920 km2), of which 699 square miles (1,810 km2) is land and 42 square miles (110 km2) (5.7%) is water

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Hertford County - north
  • Chowan County - east
  • Washington County - southeast
  • Martin County - southwest
  • Halifax County - west
  • Northampton County - northwest


Bertie High School
Lawrence Academy
Bethal Christian Academy

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