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 HERTFORD COUNTY
270 grants issued from 1780 to 1904

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County Seat: Winton

History: Hertford County was formed in 1759 (effective 1760) from Chowan, Bertie, and Northampton counties. It was named in honor of Francis Seymour Conway, Marquis of Hertford. For further information see: THE FORMATION OF THE NORTH CAROLINA COUNTIES, 1663-1943, by David Leroy Corbitt.

Boundary changes: The Newberry Atlas of Historical County Boundaries

Name origin: Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford (1718–1794), who was Lord of the Bedchamber to George II and George III

State Archives Code: 051

Bordering Counties
Bertie
Chowan
Gates
Northampton
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Camden
Halifax
Martin
Pasquotank
Perquimans
Tyrrell
Warren
Washington
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County information courtesy of the State Archives of North Carolina MARS database, Record ID=12.14.73
Map of North Carolina highlighting Hertford County. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.