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Welcome to Halifax ...

The town of Halifax is located in Halifax County<1> and is the County Seat for Halifax County.

The location of Halifax has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

The pronunciation of Halifax: HAL-i-fax<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Halifax has a population of 204 people<4> (see below for details).

Halifax was established in 1760.

The community of Halifax is 120 feet [37 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Halifax lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Halifax: (252)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Halifax had an population of 204 people. This is a decrease of 12.82% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 40.7% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Halifax had a population of 234 people. This makes Halifax the county's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 234 people, the population of Halifax decreased 31.98% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 344 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Halifax.

Communities Also Named Halifax ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Halifax - they are located in Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nova Scotia, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Halifax.

Communities near Halifax ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Halifax.

  • Roanoke Rapids [Halifax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roanoke Rapids
    • Roanoke Rapids [Halifax County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Halifax
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,186 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roanoke Rapids
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roanoke Rapids<7>
  • Enfield [Halifax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enfield
    • Enfield [Halifax County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Halifax
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,260 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enfield<7>
  • Scotland Neck [Halifax County]
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    • Scotland Neck [Halifax County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Halifax
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,810 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotland Neck have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland Neck
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scotland Neck<7>
  • Weldon [Halifax County]
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    • Weldon [Halifax County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Halifax
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,456 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weldon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weldon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weldon<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Gaston [Northampton County]
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      • Gaston [Northampton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Halifax
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,022 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaston<7>
    • Garysburg [Northampton County]
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      • Garysburg [Northampton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Halifax
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 913 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garysburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garysburg<7>
    • Rich Square [Northampton County]
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      • Rich Square [Northampton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Halifax
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 834 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rich Square have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Square
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rich Square<7>
    • Whitakers [Edgecombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitakers
      • Whitakers [Edgecombe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Halifax
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 700 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitakers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitakers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitakers<7>
    • Littleton [Halifax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littleton
      • Littleton [Halifax County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Halifax
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 584 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Littleton<7>
    • Seaboard [Northampton County]
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      • Seaboard [Northampton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Halifax
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 541 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seaboard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seaboard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seaboard<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Halifax. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Halifax.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Halifax. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Halifax.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Halifax. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Halifax.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Halifax ...

Looking for more information about Halifax? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Halifax, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Halifax.

Adding Halifax to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Halifax in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Halifax was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Halifax on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Halifax on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Carolina

About Halifax County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Halifax. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Halifax County: www.halifaxnc.com/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Halifax, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Halifax. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Halifax.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Halifax - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Halifax) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Halifax. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HalifaxOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Halifax. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3255, Longitude: -77.5901       In this case, the coordinates for Halifax have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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