How the name ended in "y" is a mystery to many of
us - when it was named after the river that had long been spelled
Cashie - and still is. In 1743, an Act provided that the new
court house for Bertie
County, "shall be built between Cusby Bridge and Will's
Quarter Bridge" - and the small town that grew from this
was simply called Bertie Court House from 1744 to 1753, when
it was renamed to Cashy.
Cashy remained the county seat until 1774, when the nearby
town of Windsor was named the new
county seat. Windsor continues to this day as the county seat,
and the town of Cashy faded into oblivion.