Formed in 1722, Bertie County is one of North Carolina's oldest counties. The county quickly became the point of entry for immigrants from Virginia and Europe. Since its formation Bertie County has played an important role in the development of eastern coastal North Carolina.
About the Author
Alan D. Watson is professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. One of North Carolina's most prolific historians, he has authored more than fifteen books and numerous articles on various topics in the Tar Heel State's colonial and revolutionary history.