Area Information

Ahoskie Is The Largest Community In Hertford County


Ahoskie is near the Chowan River, about 24 miles south of the Virginia line and about 60 miles southwest of Portsmouth-Norfolk, VA. Located on the Chowan and Meherrin rivers, Hertford County is a serene, picturesque community rich in tradition. A walk through historic Murfreesboro and the herring runs at Tunis are deeply rooted traditions.

Very near the Virginia line, Gates County is still rural but close enough to the city that it is an excellent commute for those who still want to work in a metropolitan area but live in the country.

While offering all of the amenities of more urban areas, Bertie County has retained a small town atmosphere. Its friendly people and historic homes contribute to the graceful lifestyle. It is a good place to establish a business and to raise a family. Bertie County is also a wonderfully scenic region. Moss-laden trees overhang its rivers and streams. Wildlife is abundant.

Windsor, the largest town in Bertie County, is fast growing and rich with "Old South" tradition. It is a place you will want to explore for yourself.

Your gateway to progress and prosperity in North Carolina and the New South, Northampton greets millions annually at the North Carolina Welcome Center on Interstate 95. North Hampton has an abundance of natural resources and human potential greets you here also.

We are proud of our excellent public and private schools. Chowan College, a Baptist 4-year college, is located in nearby Murfreesboro. Roanoke-Chowan Community College, a North Carolina State Community College Extension Facility, is located four miles from Ahoskie in Union.

East Carolina University, in Greenville, is the third largest institution of higher learning in North Carolina's highly respected 17 unit system. Its faculties in business, industrial technology and medical and scientific fields form a much-utilized pool of immediately accessible consultation. Innovative programs like the new CIM (Computer Integrated Manufacturing) project - a joint university-industry effort - are becoming particularly valuable resources. It is also the home of one of four major medical schools in North Carolina.


The Chowan River, located in Hertford County, is known for the "best bass fishing in the state." Hertford County is also considered the capital for hunting with all types of wildlife, including eastern wild turkey and whitetail deer. 65% of the county is forested with loblolly pine, oak pine, oak, hickory, gum and cypress.

Merchants Millpond, an under developed state park, is one of North Carolina's rarest ecological communities. The park encompasses over 2,700 acres and offers an excellent natural experience with a wide variety of plant and animal life.

Straddling the North Carolina-Virginia line in eastern Gates County lies the northern-most of the great southern swamps and one of America's most mysterious wilderness areas. Surveyed by William Byrd and George Washington, the Swamp has long drawn adventurers, runaways, romantics, Indians, moonshiners, hunters and lumbermen who removed thousands of majestic cypress and juniper trees.

Virgin forests, rivers and streams teem with wildlife and rare flora. Older settlements in the Coastal Plains harmonize with new retirement communities along gently rolling hills near Lake Gaston. The diversity of modern manufacturing facilities blends with a patina of two-hundred-year-old farms using the latest agricultural technology. Prime industrial sites serve as incentive, inspiration and invitation to creative entrepreneurs. Great potential here for a retirement community!

Hertford County is the retail center for four nearby counties and ranks consistently in the top 25% of retail sales and services in eastern North Carolina.

The North Carolina and Virginia railroad provides freight service and the Norfolk International Airport, just 60 miles away, provides some 200 inbound/outbound flights daily. Raleigh-Durham Airport is 160 miles distant and the Pitt-Greenville Airport--with its rich schedule of major hub connectors--is 60 miles away.

The Ahoskie area has 18 diversified industries including poultry, caskets, wood products, sawmill, wooden pallets, peanut processing, agricultural pesticides, commercial printing, newspapers (printing and publishing), logging camp and contractor, ready-mixed concrete, aluminum products, feed mill, plastic bottle caps, rebuilding car parts, children's clothing and yarns.

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