Hertford County History

Hertford County was named in honor of Francis Seymour Conway, Earl of Hertford, a nobleman. He was brother of General Conway, a distinguished British soldier and member of Parliament, who favored the repeal of the Stamp Act.

The first court for Hertford County was held at Cotton's Ferry on the side of Chowan River. Winton, established in 1766, is the county seat.

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1 Facts gathered from State Library of North Carolina.





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