Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 41.
BERTIE COUNTY, situated in the northeast part of North Carolina, on the northerly side of Roanoke river. Watered also by Cashie and Chowan rivers. Length, 28 miles; mean width, 25; with an area of 700 square miles. The face of the country is generally level, in some parts low and marshy; the soil moderately fertile. Seat of justice, Windsor. Pop. in 1820, 10,805; in 1830, 12,262; in 1840, 12,175; in 1850, 12,851.