Long known as one the most beautiful and scenic areas of the Albemarle, Perquimans County is situated between Edenton and Elizabeth City. With a short drive to the Hampton Roads Virginia metro area, Coast Guard Station Elizabeth City, the Outer Banks or Greenville NC, Perquimans is strategically located close enough to anything you could ever need and still places you in the middle of an outdoor lovers paradise. With miles of shoreline along the Perquimans River and Albemarle Sound as well as wide open farmland, there’s more to see than one could ever imagine.
Formed in 1668, Perquimans has strong historical ties with 4 distinct historic districts and the Newbold White House Historic Site. A quick drive through the downtown area will take you straight into “Main Street USA” for shopping, home town eateries, a coffee shop and so much more. There’s plenty of bed and breakfast opportunities and dining experiences along with the Baseball Hall of Famer Catfish Hunter Museum, theres something for everyone.
With strong traditions and a cutting edge vision for technology, Perquimans boasts one of the best school systems in the area. With small class sizes, Perquimans County Schools offers a 21st century education personalized for every child. Residents of Perquimans have easy access to higher education through Elizabeth City State University, Mid-Atlantic Christian University and multiple campuses of College of the Albemarle.
The Sound Golf Links at Albemarle Plantation is the premiere golf course for the region. Located on the shores of the Albemarle sound, this Dan Maples designed course is breath taking and challenging. (https://www.soundgolflinks.com/Default.aspx?p=DynamicModule&pageid=8&ssid=100034&vnf=1)
Hall of fame pitcher Jim “Catfish” Hunter was born and raised here is certainly a point of interest for any sports fan. You can see up close and personal memorabilia from his playing days at Perquimans High School through his time with Kansas City, Oakland and New York.
Part of the larger Albemarle Area, the entire region is known for its small town charm and is a great place to live, work and retire. With its local amenities and proximity to the Outer Banks of NC and Hampton Roads VA the residents of the region have access to so much. Within the Hampton Roads metro area you will find a Norfolk International Airport, shopping, chain and local restaurants, along with art and cultural activities, events and venues. The area is served by the high quality medical professionals at Sentara Healthcare.
Perquimans is small town rural life at its absolute best.
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