Halifax County, North Carolina

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Halifax County is a county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population was 57,370. Its county seat is Halifax[1].

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



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.

Law and government

Halifax County is a member of the regional Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 731 square miles (1,893.3 km2), of which 725 square miles (1,877.7 km2) is land and 6 square miles (15.5 km2) (0.82%) is water.


The county is divided into twelve townships: Brinkleyville, Butterwood, Conoconnara, Enfield, Faucett, Halifax, Littleton, Palmyra, Roanoke Rapids, Roseneath, Scotland Neck, and Weldon.

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