Place:Halifax, North Carolina, United States


NameHalifax
Alt namesHalifaxsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates36.25°N 77.65°W
Located inNorth Carolina, United States     (1758 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Halifax County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of the 2010 census, the population was 54,691. Its county seat is Halifax.

Halifax County is part of the Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

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The county was formed in 1758 from Edgecombe County. It was named for George Montague-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, President of the Board of Trade from 1748 to 1761.

In 1774 the southeastern part of Halifax County was combined with part of Tyrrell County to form Martin County.

Halifax County historically holds the number 1 or 2 spot in North Carolina for the number of harvested white-tailed deer (NC Wildlife Commission). In the 2009-2010 Deer hunting season, 5,443 whitetails were harvested. It is 250 more than 2nd place, Northampton County.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1716 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1758 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1759 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1759 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1790 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 13,965
1800 13,945
1810 13,620
1820 17,237
1830 17,739
1840 16,865
1850 16,589
1860 19,442
1870 20,408
1880 30,300
1890 28,908
1900 30,793
1910 37,646
1920 43,766
1930 53,246
1940 56,512
1950 58,377
1960 58,956
1970 53,884
1980 55,286
1990 55,516

Research Tips

External links

www.halifaxnc.com


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