Perquimans County

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Nestled amidst rivers and streams in northeastern North Carolina, Perquimans County is at the heart of the historic Albemarle region. Dating to 1668, it was an important colonial settlement and the site of North Carolina's first organized religious service, a Quaker meeting. Yeopim Indians named the area Perquimans, which means "land of beautiful women." Water has always defined the region's way of life. Hertford, the county seat, is as relaxing and inviting as the winding Perquimans River that flows through it. Residents and visitors enjoy the breathtaking views and southern charm of this magical place.
ISBN: 9780738515793
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: North Carolina
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Perquimans County Library and Perquimans County Restoration Association, with Raymond A. Winslow Jr., have collaborated to tell the story of their home. Perquimans County Library has served the community for more than 65 years. Perquimans County Restoration Association has promoted the cultural heritage of the county since 1969 and operates the 1730 Newbold-White House: A Colonial Quaker Homestead. Raymond A. Winslow Jr., author, historian, and editor, traces his roots in Perquimans County through nine generations. The authors brilliantly present a bygone era that differs only slightly from the present day with 200 vintage photographs borrowed from private collections. The historical images show Perquimans County at work, school, worship, and play in town and on the water. Perquimans County includes remembrances of momentous events of yesteryear, buildings that no longer exist, and individuals who shaped local history.
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