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Our Genealogy Helper for Halifax ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Halifax (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Halifax. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Halifax is located in Halifax County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of Virginia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Halifax County: Caswell (NC), Granville (NC), Person (NC), Campbell, Charlotte, Mecklenburg & Pittsylvania.

Below are the counties that are near Halifax. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Halifax:

  • Halifax County     (The home county of Halifax)
    • Banister Town (less than 2 miles to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Banister Town
      • Banister Town lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Halifax and is located in Halifax County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Banister Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banister Town
    • Westside Village (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westside Village
      • Westside Village lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Halifax and is located in Halifax County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westside Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westside Village
    • South Boston (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Boston
      • South Boston lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Halifax and is located in Halifax County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,519 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Boston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Boston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Boston<3>
    • Clays Mill (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clays Mill
      • Clays Mill lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Halifax and is located in Halifax County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clays Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clays Mill
    • Crystal Hill (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Hill
      • Crystal Hill lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Halifax and is located in Halifax County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Hill
    • Jones (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones
      • Jones lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Halifax and is located in Halifax County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones
    • Cluster Springs (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cluster Springs
      • Cluster Springs lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Halifax and is located in Halifax County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cluster Springs
    • Omega (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Omega
      • Omega lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Halifax and is located in Halifax County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omega
    • Sign Rock (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sign Rock
      • Sign Rock lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Halifax and is located in Halifax County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sign Rock
    • Nathalie (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Clover (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Elmo (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmo
      • Elmo lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Halifax and is located in Halifax County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmo
  • Appomattox County
    • Pamplin City (36 miles [57.9 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pamplin City
      • Pamplin City lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Halifax and is located in Appomattox County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 227 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pamplin City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pamplin City<3>
  • Campbell County
    • Brookneal (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookneal
      • Brookneal lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Halifax and is located in Campbell County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,104 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookneal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookneal<3>
    • Altavista (31 miles [49.9 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altavista
      • Altavista lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Halifax and is located in Campbell County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,422 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altavista have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altavista
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Altavista<3>
    • Rustburg (36 miles [57.9 km] to the north)
    • Concord (39 miles [62.8 km] to the north)
  • Charlotte County
    • Aspenwall (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aspenwall
      • Aspenwall lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Halifax and is located in Charlotte County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aspenwall
    • Drakes Branch (23 miles [37 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drakes Branch
      • Drakes Branch lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Halifax and is located in Charlotte County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 492 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drakes Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drakes Branch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Drakes Branch<3>
    • Phenix (23 miles [37 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phenix
      • Phenix lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Halifax and is located in Charlotte County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 211 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phenix have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phenix
    • Charlotte Court House (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlotte Court House
      • Charlotte Court House lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Halifax and is located in Charlotte County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 507 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlotte Court House
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charlotte Court House<3>
    • Rough Creek (26 miles [41.8 km] to the north)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rough Creek
      • Rough Creek lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Halifax and is located in Charlotte County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rough Creek
    • Cullen (28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cullen
      • Cullen lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Halifax and is located in Charlotte County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cullen
    • Keysville (31 miles [49.9 km] to the northeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keysville
      • Keysville lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Halifax and is located in Charlotte County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 776 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keysville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Keysville<3>
  • Danville City
    • Danville (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
      • Danville lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Halifax and is located in Danville City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,869 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danville<3>
  • Fluvanna County
    • Scottsburg (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottsburg
      • Scottsburg lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Halifax and is located in Fluvanna County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 126 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottsburg<3>
  • Madison County
    • Beaver Park (24 miles [38.6 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Park
      • Beaver Park lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Halifax and is located in Madison County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Park
  • Mecklenburg County
    • Henrico (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henrico
      • Henrico lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Halifax and is located in Mecklenburg County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henrico
    • Clarksville (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarksville
      • Clarksville lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Halifax and is located in Mecklenburg County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,169 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarksville<3>
    • Jeffress (23 miles [37 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jeffress
      • Jeffress lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Halifax and is located in Mecklenburg County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jeffress
    • Mill Village (23 miles [37 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Village
      • Mill Village lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Halifax and is located in Mecklenburg County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Village
    • Shiny Rock (23 miles [37 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shiny Rock
      • Shiny Rock lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Halifax and is located in Mecklenburg County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shiny Rock
    • Finchley (25 miles [40.2 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Finchley
      • Finchley lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Halifax and is located in Mecklenburg County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Finchley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Finchley
    • Finneywood (25 miles [40.2 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Finneywood
      • Finneywood lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Halifax and is located in Mecklenburg County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Finneywood
    • Chase City (26 miles [41.8 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chase City
      • Chase City lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Halifax and is located in Mecklenburg County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,217 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chase City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chase City<3>
    • Boydton (30 miles [48.3 km] to the east)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boydton
      • Boydton lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Halifax and is located in Mecklenburg County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 410 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boydton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boydton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boydton<3>
  • Pittsylvania County
    • Henrys Mill (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henrys Mill
      • Henrys Mill lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Halifax and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henrys Mill
    • Riceville (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riceville
      • Riceville lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Halifax and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riceville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riceville
    • Laurel Grove (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Grove
      • Laurel Grove lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Halifax and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Grove
    • Lucks (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucks
      • Lucks lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Halifax and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucks
    • Java (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Java
      • Java lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Halifax and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Java
    • Markham (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Markham
      • Markham lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Halifax and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Markham
    • Renan (20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Renan
      • Renan lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Halifax and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Renan
    • Spring Garden (20 miles [32.2 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Garden
      • Spring Garden lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Halifax and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Garden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Garden
    • Chalk Level (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chalk Level
      • Chalk Level lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Halifax and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chalk Level
    • Kentuck (21 miles [33.8 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kentuck
      • Kentuck lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Halifax and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kentuck have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kentuck
    • Transco Village (22 miles [35.4 km] to the west)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Transco Village
      • Transco Village lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Halifax and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Transco Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Transco Village
    • Brutus (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brutus
      • Brutus lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Halifax and is located in Pittsylvania County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brutus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brutus
  • Caswell County (NC)
    • Milton (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
      • Milton lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Halifax and is located in Caswell County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 146 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<3>
    • Semora (22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Semora
      • Semora lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Halifax and is located in Caswell County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Semora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Semora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Semora<3>
    • Estelle (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estelle
      • Estelle lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Halifax and is located in Caswell County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Estelle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Estelle
    • Blanch (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blanch
      • Blanch lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Halifax and is located in Caswell County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blanch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blanch<3>
    • Leasburg (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leasburg
      • Leasburg lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Halifax and is located in Caswell County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leasburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leasburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leasburg<3>
    • Gatewood (30 miles [48.3 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gatewood
      • Gatewood lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Halifax and is located in Caswell County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gatewood
    • Providence (30 miles [48.3 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Halifax and is located in Caswell County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • Yanceyville (33 miles [53.1 km] to the southwest)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yanceyville
      • Yanceyville lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Halifax and is located in Caswell County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,941 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yanceyville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yanceyville<3>
  • Durham County (NC)
    • Rougemont (37 miles [59.5 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rougemont
      • Rougemont lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Halifax and is located in Durham County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rougemont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rougemont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rougemont<3>
  • Granville County (NC)
    • Wilbourns (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilbourns
      • Wilbourns lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Halifax and is located in Granville County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilbourns
    • Bullock (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bullock
      • Bullock lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Halifax and is located in Granville County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bullock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bullock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bullock<3>
    • Stovall (29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stovall
      • Stovall lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Halifax and is located in Granville County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 420 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stovall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stovall
    • Townsville (33 miles [53.1 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Townsville
      • Townsville lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Halifax and is located in Granville County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Townsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Townsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Townsville<3>
    • Oxford (36 miles [57.9 km] to the southeast)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxford
      • Oxford lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Halifax and is located in Granville County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,905 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oxford<3>
    • Stem (40 miles [64.4 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stem
      • Stem lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Halifax and is located in Granville County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 474 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stem
  • Person County (NC)
    • Ceffo (22 miles [35.4 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ceffo
      • Ceffo lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Halifax and is located in Person County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ceffo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ceffo
    • Concord (23 miles [37 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concord
      • Concord lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Halifax and is located in Person County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concord have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concord
    • Hicks Village (25 miles [40.2 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hicks Village
      • Hicks Village lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Halifax and is located in Person County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hicks Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hicks Village
    • Roxboro (25 miles [40.2 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxboro
      • Roxboro lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Halifax and is located in Person County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,383 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roxboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roxboro<3>
    • Allensville (26 miles [41.8 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allensville
      • Allensville lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Halifax and is located in Person County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allensville
    • Whitt Town (27 miles [43.5 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitt Town
      • Whitt Town lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Halifax and is located in Person County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitt Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitt Town
    • Roseville (29 miles [46.7 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseville
      • Roseville lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Halifax and is located in Person County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseville
    • Allens Level (30 miles [48.3 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allens Level
      • Allens Level lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Halifax and is located in Person County
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allens Level
    • Timberlake (33 miles [53.1 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timberlake
      • Timberlake lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Halifax and is located in Person County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timberlake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timberlake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timberlake<3>
    • Hurdle Mills (34 miles [54.7 km] to the south)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurdle Mills
      • Hurdle Mills lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Halifax and is located in Person County
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurdle Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurdle Mills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurdle Mills<3>
  • Rockingham County (NC)
    • Ruffin (40 miles [64.4 km] to the southwest)

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Halifax, see our County-by-County Page for Halifax.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Halifax ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Halifax.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Halifax. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Halifax and those printed in the larger area surrounding Halifax.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 20 miles [32.2 km] of Halifax.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Halifax:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from North Carolina
    • Stories from Virginia

Cemeteries Near Halifax ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Halifax.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Halifax covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Halifax Town Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Halifax Town Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Halifax Town Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halifax Town Cemetery
  • Halifax Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Halifax Memorial Gardens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Halifax Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halifax Memorial Gardens
  • The Peaceful Tabernacle Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the The Peaceful Tabernacle Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the The Peaceful Tabernacle Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Peaceful Tabernacle Cemetery
  • Oak Ridge Cemetery
  • Dan River Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dan River Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dan River Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dan River Cemetery
  • Murphy Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Murphy Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Murphy Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphy Grove Cemetery
  • Winns Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Winns Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Winns Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winns Creek Cemetery
  • New Bethel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Bethel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Bethel Cemetery
  • Five Forks Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Union Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Union Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Union Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Cemetery
  • Ebenezer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ebenezer Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ebenezer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer Cemetery
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    • Piney Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Piney Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Piney Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney Grove Cemetery
    • Crystal Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Crystal Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Crystal Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Hill Cemetery
    • Union Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Union Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Union Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Union Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Halifax.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

While we didn't find Halifax in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Halifax.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Halifax, with the one closest to Halifax listed first.

  • South Boston (Halifax County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Boston
    • South Boston lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Halifax and is located in Halifax County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,789 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,519 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, South Boston had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Boston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Boston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Boston<3>
  • Mountain Road (Halifax County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Road
    • Mountain Road lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Halifax and is located in Halifax County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 32 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mountain Road had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Road have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Road
  • Clays Mill (Halifax County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clays Mill
    • Clays Mill lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Halifax and is located in Halifax County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Clays Mill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clays Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clays Mill
  • Wolf Trap (Halifax County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolf Trap
    • Wolf Trap lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Halifax and is located in Halifax County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wolf Trap had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolf Trap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolf Trap
  • Crystal Hill (Halifax County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Hill
    • Crystal Hill lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Halifax and is located in Halifax County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Crystal Hill had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Hill
  • Scottsburg (Fluvanna County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottsburg
    • Scottsburg lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Halifax and is located in Fluvanna County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 297 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 126 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Scottsburg had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottsburg<3>
  • Meadville (Halifax County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadville
    • Meadville lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Halifax and is located in Halifax County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 70 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Meadville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadville
  • Midway (Halifax County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midway
    • Midway lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Halifax and is located in Halifax County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 68 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Midway had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midway
  • Omega (Halifax County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Omega
    • Omega lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Halifax and is located in Halifax County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Omega had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omega
  • Alchie (Halifax County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alchie
    • Alchie lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Halifax and is located in Halifax County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Alchie had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alchie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alchie
  • Lennig (Halifax County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lennig
    • Lennig lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Halifax and is located in Halifax County
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lennig had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lennig have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lennig
  • Rodden (Halifax County)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rodden
    • Rodden lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Halifax and is located in Halifax County
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rodden had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rodden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rodden
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    • Loftis (Halifax County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loftis
      • Loftis lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Halifax and is located in Halifax County
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Loftis had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loftis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loftis
    • Mount Laurel (Halifax County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Laurel
      • Mount Laurel lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Halifax and is located in Halifax County
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mount Laurel had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Laurel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Laurel
    • Turbeville (Halifax County)
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turbeville
      • Turbeville lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Halifax and is located in Halifax County
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 70 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Turbeville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turbeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turbeville

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Halifax. See our List of 1890's Communities around Halifax.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Halifax

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Virginia

About Halifax County

About Virginia

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 State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Halifax. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: 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: 36.7661, Longitude: -78.9287    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Halifax, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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