About Halifax County

  • Halifax County is the site where the Halifax Resolves were adopted.  This document , adopted in 1776, was the first formal resolution declaring independence from England.  Halifax’s historic area has a visitor’s center and a  restored area commemorating its place in our nation’s history.

    Halifax County is located near the Virginia border and covers 725 square miles.  As the county is situated 95 miles west of the Atlantic Ocean, 75 miles northeast of Raleigh, North Carolina’s state capital, and 75 miles southwest of Richmond, Virginia,  residents are able to enjoy numerous recreational, cultural and social benefits while living in a small town atmosphere.   

    With three beautiful freshwater lakes-Roanoke Rapids Lake, Lake Gaston and Kerr Lake – in the immediate area, Halifax County offers excellent opportunities for lakeside living and recreation. Boating, fishing, swimming, and water skiing are just a few of the recreational activities enjoyed by area residents.

    The county is served by Interstate 95 and several U.S. and state highways, as well as one local airport.  A regional airport and three international airports are located within a 100-mile radius. Halifax County has a moderate climate, averaging 75.8 degrees in July, and receives an average of four to eight inches of snowfall per year.  Based on the 2000 census, the county has a population of 57,370.  Because of its proximity to Interstate 95, the Halifax County area is considered one of the major growth centers in the state.  The county has many businesses, industries and recreational facilities, as well as medical and community facilities.