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12586
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Comprised of land purchased by George Durant from Chief Kilcocanean of the Yeopim Native American Tribe in 1661, Perquimans County is comprised of two peninsulas that extend into Albemarle Sound. Containing three rivers, the Perquimans, Yeopim, and the Little, Perquimans County, encompassing some 167,040 acres, reportedly means, \"Land of beautiful women.\" A region exposed to a myriad of conflicts, religion, and history, the residents of Perquimans created their livelihoods based on the processing and exportation of corn, wheat, oats, cotton, wool, and fish.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 30 Issue 7, Sept 1962, p12-14, 20-22, il, map
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12594
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Perquimans County is a region that has sustained inhabitants as well as history since the mid-17th-century. Boasting a historic bridge that has been in operation since 1758, Perquimans county also contains a library with genealogy holdings utilized by researchers from across the nation. Temporarily sustained by a small commercial fishing based centered around shad, herring, and perch, other industries in Perquimans County includes J.C. Blanchard & Co., the largest and oldest department store in the region. Notables from this locality include, Col. John Harvey, Major William Henry Bagley, Worth Bagley, Clinton White Toms, General John Elliott Wood, and Mrs. Sarah DeCrow, the first female Postmaster in America.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 30 Issue 7, Sept 1962, p16-18, 22, il
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18621
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Continuing his travels to the state's counties, Goerch explores Perquimans County, a Native American name that reportedly means, \"Land of Beautiful Women.\" Some of the earliest settlements in the state are located there. The courthouse was built in 1732. It is predominately an agricultural county; over seventy percent of its families live on farms. The nearby waters supply both commercial and sport fishing. The town of Hertford is a combination of the old and new with many houses over a century old.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 10 Issue 9, Aug 1942, p1-2, 16-18, il
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24728
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The author provides a tour of Perquimans County, North Carolina and highlights points of interest in the various towns that make up the county.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 16 Issue 52, May 1949, p6-7, 20, il
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16116
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Herbert Nixon was interviewed for this article, specifically, to discuss the lumber industry in his home of Perquimans County. He recalled details about working for Major and Loomis Lumber Company, the largest in the county, during the 1930s.
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Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. 21 Issue 1, Fall 1981, p11-12, il
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30903
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The Perquimans River meanders through northeastern North Carolina into Albermarle Sound. Perquimans, meaning “Land of Beautiful Women,” was named by the area’s earliest inhabitants, the Yeopim Indians, a branch of the Algonquins. The river has a rich history, offers diverse wildlife and recreation experiences, and much of the Perquimans is still largely undiscovered.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 40 Issue 4, Apr 2008, p41, il, por Periodical Website
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35521
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Jimmy Hunter proved home’s importance extends beyond a dwelling. At home was defined by excelling in many sports, inside and outside of an arena: fishing, hunting, baseball, and football. He was down home still, remaining humble and down to earth despite his minor celebrity status.
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New East (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 1 Issue 1, Jan/Feb 1973, p12-13, 30-32
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37262
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North Carolina: Perquimans County; An Exact Muster Roll of the Regiment of the County Transcription of the records. [No date]
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36417
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The author gives a history of the Eagle Hotel, once a landmark in Hertford, Perquimans Co., NC.
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37480
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An article about all the different monuments in Hertford, Perquimans Co., NC and surrounding area.
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37510
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Article from 1929 about the early North Carolina history in Perquimans Co., NC.
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37545
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List of some historical facts about Hertford and Perquimans County, NC.
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37567
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Article about George Washington buying four pieces of land (1093 acres) in Perquimans Co., NC in 1766; the land now lying in Gates County, NC.
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37629
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The author talks about her earliest memories if the Civil War; home life on the farm and education after the Civil War.