History for Bertie County

An act of 1743 provided that the courthouse of Bertie County "shall be built between Cusby Bride and Will's Quarter Bridge." Windsor was established in 1766 and was made the county seat in 1774.1

Bertie County was named in honor of James Bertie, a Lords Proprietor.1

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1 Facts gathered from State Library of North Carolina.





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The Flag bears two dates in its blue field on the left. May 20, 1775 was the year North Carolina signed the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence was issued and April 12, 1776 is the date of the Halifax Resolves. North Carolina was the first colony to declare its independence from England well before July 4, 1776.

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