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Hertfordtown and county seat, central Perquimans County on Perquimans River. Est. 1758. Named for the town of Hertford in England. Appears as Hartford on the Collet map, 1770. First known as Phelps Point for Jonathan Phelps, on whose land it was est.; appears in local records as early as 1701. Produces apparel. Alt. 15.
Hertford Countywas formed in 1759 from Chowan, Bertie, and Northampton Counties. Located in the NE section of the state, it is bounded by Gates, Chowan, Bertie, and Northampton Counties and the state of Virginia. It was named for Francis Seymour Conway (1719-94), Earl (later Marquis) of Hertford, a Lord of the Bed Chamber and Knight of the Garter. Area: 361 sq. mi. County seat: Winton, with an elevation of 45 ft. Townships are Ahoskie, Harrellsville, Maneys Neck, Murfreesboro, St. Johns, and Winton. Produces peanuts, tobacco, corn, soybeans, cotton, hogs, livestock, apparel, lumber, steel products, glass products, and wooden containers.
Hertford TownshipW central Perquimans County.
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