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    Perquimans County,

    North Carolina

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      400 years of history, 100 miles of shoreline.

      Perquimans County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,453.

      According to sweetpotatopy.com, back in 1668, Perquimans was called Berkeley Precint and when the Town of Hertford was originally incorporated, it was called Phelps Point. Durant’s Neck used to be known as “Wicocombe” and the Little River was known as both “Kototine” and “Katoline” in different documents. The name of the county was changed to represent the earliest inhabitants of the county, the Yeopim Indians. According to the NC History Project, “A derivative of the Algonquians and the Tuscarora, the Yeopim were driven away by the English and Welsh settlers. By 1701, there were only six warriors within Perquimans because most had moved to a reservation in present-day Camden County.” The name Perquimans means “land of beautiful women.”

      Visit historic Perquimans County! Whether you are in search of family fun, historical adventure, or a quiet weekend getaway, PQ (as the locals call it) is where it's at!

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