Find Yourself in Historic Hertford
A visit to Hertford is like coming home again. Savor old-fashioned Southern hospitality and rediscover a way of life that has all but disappeared. To visit, travel on Hwy. 17, through the Inner Banks.
Chartered in 1758 and the seventh oldest town on North Carolina, Historic Hertford, once home to the Algonquin Indians, is now the county seat of Perquimans County is said to take its name from the Yeopin Indians meaning, “land of beautiful women.” Nestled on the Perquimans River, picturesque Hertford can be approached by traveling over the only “S” shaped swing bridge in the nation. The National Register of Historic Places was home of Baseball Hall of Fame member, Jim “Catfish” Hunter. Its tree-lined streets, waterfront parks, 1825 Federal-style courthouse, and well preserved late 18th to early 20th century Queen Anne Colonial Revival homes beckon to visit.