Halifax County

Halifax County

 

Halifax County is located in North Carolina's Coastal Plain region (on the fall line between the coastal plain and the piedmont). It was formed from Edgecombe County in 1758. The county seat, also named Halifax, was established in 1757; other Halifax County communities include Roanoke Rapids, Weldon, Littleton, Enfield, Scotland Neck and Hobgood.

The town of Halifax developed along the banks of the Roanoke River and established itself as the trading hub for goods passing from settlement to settlement. However, the prosperity Halifax County enjoyed came to an end with the rise of the railroads.

Halifax County is a large county and offers many attractions such as the Sylvan Heights Bird Park, Medoc Mountain State Park, Lake Gaston, and Roanoke Rapids Lake. Agricultural and manufacturing products include tobacco, peanuts, cotton, corn, textiles, paper, and apparel. In November of 2018, Governor Cooper announced 129 new jobs and $14 million in private investment from two economic development projects: Reser’s Fine Foods and JBB Packaging.

Halifax County communities are looking to the future with plans to develop historic tourism that will contribute to economic development, improve broadband and connectivity, build workforce housing and rehabilitate historic housing, and establishing the community of Weldon as a stop for Amtrak.