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Halifax, Virginia

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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.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Halifax has a population of 1,214 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Halifax.

Halifax is 400 feet [122 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Halifax is located in the (434) area code.

Websites for Halifax ...

Chamber of Commerce:

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Halifax, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Halifax had an population of 1,214 people. This is a decrease of 7.26% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.6% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Halifax had a population of 1,309 people. This makes Halifax the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Halifax represents 0.02% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 122nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,309 people, the population of Halifax decreased 5.76% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,389 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, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Pennsylvania and Vermont.

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.

  • Brookneal [Campbell County]
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    • Brookneal [Campbell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the north of Halifax
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,104 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookneal
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookneal<5>
  • Clover [Halifax County]
  • Virgilina [Halifax County]
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    • Virgilina [Halifax County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Halifax
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 135 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virgilina
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virgilina<5>
  • Scottsburg [Fluvanna County]
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    • Scottsburg [Fluvanna County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the east of Halifax
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 126 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottsburg<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Crystal Hill [Halifax County]
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      • Crystal Hill [Halifax County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the north of Halifax
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    • Jones [Halifax County]
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      • Jones [Halifax County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Halifax
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones
    • Cluster Springs [Halifax County]
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      • Cluster Springs [Halifax County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the south of Halifax
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    • Omega [Halifax County]
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      • Omega [Halifax County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Halifax
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    • Sign Rock [Halifax County]
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      • Sign Rock [Halifax County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Halifax
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sign Rock
    • Nathalie [Halifax County]

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. 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 on a map titled Road Map for Delaware, Maryland and Virginia (from Shell Oil, 1956).

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

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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.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Halifax, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Halifax.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Halifax - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 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: 36.7661, Longitude: -78.9287    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.






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