Ahoskie NC is a located in Hertford County, NC.
November 25, 2015
Ahoskie is a rural town located in Hertford County, along the Inner Banks area of the Northeastern part of North Carolina. It is situated between the Chowan and Roanoke Rivers in the south-central part of the county, on U. S. Hwy 13 and Pleasure Route. Virginia is just 24 miles to the north.
Ahoskie is the largest town in Hertford County. The town's name derived from the Weyanoke Indians term "Ahotsky". These native Americans came to the area during the 1500's. The name as it is spelled today became official in 1894 when the post office was established and the railroad came through the area.
Ahoskie rose from the Norfolk and Carolina Railroad (Atlantic Coastline Railroad), which connects Aulander to Cofield. No other geographic or topographic features influenced the town's development, as it is found on the level coastal plain.
There are about 5,400 people living in the town today, which consists of slightly more than 4 square miles. Ahoskie is situated at about 50 feet (town center) in elevation. In 1900 there were just 300 people living here.
Ahoskie NC has a historic district that entails more than 600 buildings in the business area of town. The down town area has 14 buildings that make up a National Historic District, gaining status in 1985.
Demographically speaking, Ahoskie is 66% black, 28% white, 2% Asian, and about 2% other. Only about 1% are American Indian. 54% of the population are females, and 46 male. The estimated median household income is about $27,000 in Ahoskie, as compared to $46,000 in North Carolina. The average house is worth $91,000, as compared to the $155,000 state average. 64% of Ahoskie's residents are of no religious affiliation, while 29% are Evangelical Protestants.
Historically, Ahoskie has been a majority Democratic Party supporter. Druing the 2012 election, 72% voted for Barrack Obama (Democrat). The previous four elections followed similarly.
The zip code for Ahoskie, NC is 27910 and the telephone area code is 252.
The town is noted for the motion picture Mississippi Damned, which was filmed on location in 2008.
Roanoke-Chowan News Herald is the newspaper that serves the town.
Hertford County High School serves the town of Ahoskie NC.
Roanoke-Chowan Community College, with a full-time enrollment of about 650 students is located at 109 Community College Road in Ahoskie.
Ahoskie's motto is "The Only One", a term suggesting the name Ahoskie is not found anywhere else in the world.