Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 155.
HERTFORD COUNTY, situated on the northerly boundary of North Carolina, with Chowan river on the northeast and traversed by Meherrin river. Area, 356 square miles. Face of the country level; soil generally poor. Seat of justice, Winton. Pop. in 1810, 1,052; in 1820, 7,712; in 1830, 8,541; in 1840, 7,484; in 1850, 8,142.