Perquimans Crossing


  • DesignationState Byway
  • LocationNC
  • Length2 miles
Statewide Byway Partners
North Carolina Department of Transportation
Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina
Perquimans Crossing


The Perquimans Crossing takes motorists through some of North Carolina’s oldest inhabited lands. Near Winfall, the byway crosses Mill Creek, which was originally known as Vosses Creek and was named for the family who owned the land before 1700. But, by the end of the 19th century, it was called Brights Mill Creek for the local mill owner. The route sweeps down into the town of Hertford by way of a “S” Swing Bridge crossing the Perquimans River. The bridge is believed to be the only one of its kind in the nation still operational. The Perquimans River empties into the Albemarle Sound about 10 miles southeast after crossing the length of the county that bears its name.

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