Bertie County, North Carolina Maps
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Bertie County, North Carolina Maps


Maps are an important part of genealogical research. Bertie County, being one of the oldest counties in North Carolina, requires that you understand the land that Bertie was originally from as well as the counties that were formed from it.

We have tried to include some actual maps on-line and also to provide information about purchasing them.

You will also want to visit our Geographical Locations page which attempts to locate the names of waterways and towns.


Formation of Counties in North Carolina

County Formation and Census maps for North Carolina

NC Counties in 1740 to present day

Albemarle Precinct 1663-1722

1722-1730 Bertie Precinct

1733 Moseley Map of Eastern NC

Collet - 1770

"A New and Accurate Map of North Carolina in North America", 1779 (Tim Treadwell)

European Settlers in NC Migration Routes

Indian Paths 1660-1775

1780 Roads

1751 Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson

1764 La Caroline Bellin, Paris

Paynes' 1800

Major Roads 1820

Gilmer (CSA) Maps of Bertie County

Burnside's 1862 Expedition

J.H. Colton Maps of Bertie County - 1863

1895 Map of Bertie County

Individual SECTIONS


Chamber of Commerce

County Roads (EMS)

Topozone Map

This is a link to the TOPOZONE map of Bertie Co. It is centered on Windsor and from there you can zoom in and navagate around the county.Use the arrows around the sides of the map to move in that direction.

Topographic Maps

Department of Transportation Maps

Aerial Maps

NC Archives Maps

There are 9 card catalogue drawers of cards about the Maps. They are categorized in the following manner:
NC Geological Surveys--Highways and Insurance Maps
NC Military-railroads and roads
NC Town and City Maps A-P
NC Town and City Maps Q-Z
NC County Maps Alamance-Franklin
NC County Maps Gaston-Northampton
NC County Maps Onslow-Yancey
NC Canals and Rivers, Islands, and Coastal Surveys
NC Regional Boundary Maps 1585-1950

Each drawer is filled with card after card of different maps. They are currently being reorganized and may be put on the computer

Recommended Map Site


  For anyone interested there is a site called the
David Rumsey Collection--Cartography Associates.  Their web site is:

This is a fabulous site containing thousands of maps.  they added over
700 since last july.  they are the most beautiful, detailed maps I've
ever seen, done by cartographers of a bygone era who were truly artists
in their own right.  If you go there click on the link, "view collection
with browser."  The best way to find a map is to use their search
engine--then click on speed search--then--"by state"--then type in
"North Carolina" or whatever state, etc. since otherwise there are
literally hundreds of tiny map icons to search through.

 One of the best is a map by J.H. Colton, 1863. It's a map of North
Carolina with part of Virginia.  (it will be on a menu after a search of
"North Carolina")) These maps take a long time to download, but I can
assure you, you'll not regret the wait.

 In the lower right hand corner of each map, there is a "tool box" for
the purpose of manipulating the map.  the maps first load as small
unreadable  maps, but by first clicking on the "Plus" sign and the
arrow--simply move your cursor to the portion of the map you want to
enlarge.  It may take several successive downloads to enlarge the map
enough times to see the detail you wish to see and/or orient oneself to
a particular portion of the map.  As long as the plus sign in the box is
lit, (it keeps reappearing after each download is complete) one can
continually enlarge the map simply by placing the cursor on the portion
of the map you wish to enlarge and clicking.  (you may have to play
around with it to get the hang of it, it frustrated me at first).

On this map, the town of Tabbs Creek and Tabbs Creek, the water course
are in the southern part of Granville Co NC, They appear  to be quite a
bit east of what I understand to be the route of the Trading Path.

I hope some of you can use these incredible maps, but I have to warn
you.  the collection is so fascinating, I once got "lost" there for
three weeks. It's something of a "black hole" for a genealogist.


Bertie County Features (GNIS)     (See also Bertie Co.Gazetteer)  


Villages, Towns and Cities

Search feature = Populated place


Search feature "stream"

Pocosins and Swamps

Search feature "swamp"


USGenWeb Map Resource Site


Please send any comments or suggestions to:

Virginia Crilley

Last update:Monday, 10-Sep-2018 11:11:18 MDT

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