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Daily Reflector Executive Editor Al Clark on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. (Aileen Devlin/The Daily Reflector)

Aileen Devlin

Daily Reflector Executive Editor Al Clark on Friday, Jan. 9, 2015. (Aileen Devlin/The Daily Reflector)

Clark: History along the road

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I couldn’t have guessed such a short drive north on a Saturday would put us squarely in the middle of Perquimans, “the land of beautiful women.” But we quickly found the old land’s history equally surprising.

The Yeopin Indians, an ancient branch of the Algonguins, named the land. It’s also where you’ll find the town of Hertford with its quaint old S-bridge (now, somewhat sadly, scheduled to be replaced). It’s near the site in town where the first religious service in North Carolina was held by the Quakers in 1672.

Not far away is the oldest brick house in North Carolina, the Newbold-White House, perched above the region’s original highway, the Perquimans River.

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