Halifax County, NC was formed in 1758 and is home to the quaint towns of Halifax, Enfield, Hollsiter, Littleton, and Scotland Neck. April 12, 1776 was the date the Fourth Provincial Congress adopted the “Halifax Resolves,” making North Carolina the first colony to start the political declaration of independence from England.
Roanoke Rapids, the largest town in the county, was founded on the banks of the Roanoke River on the point at which settlers could go no further inland on the river because of the rapids for which the town was named.
More than 35 properties exist in Halifax County which are listed with the National Register of Historic Places, including the Roanoke River Canal, and The Cellar, a home in Enfield. Tradition holds that John Branch’s son Joseph played host to the Marquis de Lafayette at The Cellar during his 1825 American tour.
Entertainment ranges from music to outdoors enjoyment. Because of its proximity to I-95, plenty of chain restaurants are visible, while smaller and more home-style fare is available for the seeker. Halifax County historically holds the number 1 or 2 spot in North Carolina for the number of harvested white-tailed deer (NC Wildlife Commission).
Some currently available Halifax County NC land and farms for sale: