Quality of Life

Economic Development




Monthly Average Temperature January 53 F / July 85 F
Average Annual Rainfall 36.22 Inches
Average Annual Snowfall 5 Inches
Average Elevation 58 Feet


Average Precipitation  




RCCC-ImageHertford County's largest town, Ahoskie, is home to the Roanoke Chowan Community College. In addition to offering associate degrees in numerous programs, the college will custom design training classes for new and expanding businesses. Through the Customized Industry Training Program, customized training may be provided at little or no cost to meet special manpower needs when new industry is ready to go into production or an existing industry is seeking to expand its workforce. The college also has a Small Business Center which provides assistance to small business and entrepreneurs. Ahoskie is also home of Shaw University Cape Center. Shaw University Cape Center in Ahoskie offers Bachelor's Degrees in accounting, business management, criminal justice, sociology, psychology, public administration and liberal arts studies.


ChowanUniversity-ImageMurfreesboro, the second largest town in Hertford County is home to Chowan University.

Chowan University is a four-year institution with programs in liberal arts and humanities, sciences and mathematics, fine arts, business, criminal justice, and computer programming. Chowan University's new School of Graduate Studies offers the only Christian University Master of Elementary Education Degree east of NC I-95. Chowan is also a member of the CIAA Conference Contender.


 Medical Facilities   

Roanoke-Chowan Hospital-Image

Hospital Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital
Number of Beds 114
Number of Physicians 64
Number of Dentists (including Orthodontists) 9
Clinics 4


ECU School of Dental Medicine Community Service Learning Center Located In Ahoskie.







    Visit the website for Hertford County Public Schools.



School Name Grades Served No. Enrollment - 2014-2015
Bearfield Primary School PK-3 807
Ahoskie Elementary 4-6 527
Riverview Elementary PK-6 460
Hertford County Middle 7-8 441
Hertford County High 9-12 706
C. S. Brown High School - STEM PROGRAM 9-12 43
Early College High School 9-13 127
Private/Parochial K-12  
Colleges Chowan University, Shaw University Cape Center, Roanoke Chowan Community College

Community and Recreational Facilities



 History buffs will enjoy a tour through historic Murfreesboro while sun worshippers enjoy the beaches of North Carolina's Outer Banks, just two hours away. And if shopping is your favorite pastime, Hertford County is the retail center for four surrounding counties.




Hotels/Motels 4
Shopping Centers  4
Parks 8
Performing Theaters 2
Public Libraries
Tennis Courts 3
Swimming Pools 3
Beaches  1
Rivers 3
Country Clubs 1
Golf Courses 2
Others Racquetball, Fishing, Hunting, Boating, Skiing, Historic Murfreesboro, Helms Center, Ahoskie Recreation Center, Calvin Scott Brown Cultural Center and Museum, Watermelon Festival, Meherrin Indian PowWow, Ahoskie Heritage Day, Choanoke-Meherrin PowWow, North Carolina Symphony

Financial Institutions

PNC Bank

Southern Bank

State Employees Credit Union

Wells Fargo