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Hertford County, North Carolina
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Founded December 12, 1754
County Seat Winton
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County Courthouse

Hertford County Courthouse
King Street P O Box 36
Winton, NC 27986
Phone: 252-358-7850

Courthouse burned 1832 and 1862
Register of Deeds has birth and death records and burial records from 1913
marriage records from 1884 and land records from 1866
Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1883
and probate records rec from 1869 [1]


Parent County

1754--Hertford County was created 12 December 1754 from Chowan, Bertie, and Northampton Counties.
County seat: Winton [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

1830, 1862--Courthouse fires destroyed the majority of the county's records.


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties




For tips on accessing Hertford County, North Carolina Genealogy census records online, see: North Carolina Census.



The first court was held at Cotton's Ferry.


Local Histories



Early migration routes to and from Hertford County for European settlers included:[3]


Civil War

Civil War Confederate units - Brief history, counties where recruited, etc.

-1st Regiment, North Carolina Infantry
-11th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry




Vital Records


Societies and Libraries 

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Hertford County, North Carolina. Page 509 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 847-61. (FHL Book 973 D27e 2002) WorldCat entry., and William E. Myer, Indian Trails of the Southeast. (Nashville, Tenn.: Blue and Gray Press, 1971), 12-14, and the book's pocket map "The Trail System of the Southeastern United States in the early Colonial Period" (1923). (FHL Book 970.1 M992i) WorldCat entry.


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