Place:Halifax, Virginia, United States

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NameHalifax
Alt namesHalifaxsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates36.75°N 78.933°W
Located inVirginia, United States     (1752 - )

image:Halifax County, Virignia location map.jpg


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Halifax County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 36,241. Its county seat is Halifax.

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History

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Occupied by varying cultures of indigenous peoples for thousands of years, in historic times English colonists encountered Siouan-speaking Native Americans. Halifax County was established in 1752 by English colonists from Lunenburg County. The county was named for George Montague-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax.

Through the 1990 Census, the City of South Boston in Halifax County was a separate county. South Boston became a town again and rejoined Halifax County on July 1, 1995.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1746 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1752 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1752 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1752 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1753 Marriage 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
1853 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1970 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 14,722
1800 19,377
1810 22,133
1820 19,060
1830 28,034
1840 25,936
1850 25,962
1860 26,520
1870 27,828
1880 33,588
1890 34,424
1900 37,197
1910 40,044
1920 41,374
1930 41,283
1940 41,271
1950 41,442
1960 33,637
1970 30,076
1980 30,599
1990 29,033

Note: South Boston city, formed from Halifax County (1960). Notre C36: South Norfolk city, formed from Norfolk County (1921); with the remainder of Norfolk County, formed Chesapeake city in 1963; see note C26.

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