Perquimans County

Region: Coastal Plain
County Seat: Hertford (1758)
Population: 11,3681
Perquimans County was formed as early as 1668 as a precinct of Albemarle County. It is in the northeastern section of the State and is bounded by Albemarle Sound and Chowan, Gates and Pasquotank counties.

Hertford, established in 1758 on the land of Jonathan Phelps, is the county seat.

Perquimans County was named in honor of an Indian tribe.

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1 Population figures from Census Bureau Home Page for the 2000 Census.
2 Facts gathered from State Library of North Carolina.


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North Carolinians are nicknamed the "Tar Heels".

It not exactly evident where this nickname originated, but it seems to have given birth during the Civil War. North Carolina's troops were said to have tar on their heels, because they would not run in battle even as other states retreated.

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