Halifax County


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Halifax County, North Carolina

PO Box 38
Halifax, NC 27839
Phone: (252) 583-1131
Fax: (252) 583-9921
www.halifaxnc.com

On the central northern border of NC, north of Rocky Mount; organized 1758 (prior to statehood) from Edgecombe County. Name Origin: For George Montagu (1716-71), second Earl of Halifax, president of the English Board of Trade, called the "Father of the Colonies" for his strong support of trade with them

Area (sq mi):: 731.35 (land 725.36; water 5.99) Population per square mile: 77.20
Population 2005: 56,023 State rank: 45 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.30%; 1990-2000 3.30% Population 2000: 57,370 (White 42.30%; Black or African American 52.60%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.50%; Other 4.30%). Foreign born: 1.10%. Median age: 37.20
Income 2000: per capita $13,810; median household $26,459; Population below poverty level: 23.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,775-$20,313
Unemployment (2004): 8.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -3.00% Median travel time to work: 24.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 29.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Roanoke Rapids (16,397)

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    Halifax County, Virginia

    134 S Main St
    Halifax, VA 24558
    Phone: (434) 476-3300
    Fax: (434) 476-3384
    www.halifax.com/county

    On the central southern border of VA, southeast of Lynchburg; organized Feb 27, 1752 from Lunenburg County. Added the former independent city of South Boston effective June 30, 1995. Name Origin: For George Montagu Dunk (1716-71), 2nd Earl of Halifax, English statesman and a strong supporter of trade with the American colonies

    Area (sq mi):: 829.56 (land 819.30; water 10.27) Population per square mile: 44.30
    Population 2005: 36,284 State rank: 47 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.90%; 1990-2000 28.70% Population 2000: 37,355 (White 59.70%; Black or African American 38.00%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 40.70
    Income 2000: per capita $16,353; median household $29,929; Population below poverty level: 15.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,592-$20,644
    Unemployment (2004): 7.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.60% Median travel time to work: 25.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 22.00%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    References in periodicals archive ?
    PROPOSALS to close Halifax County Court and Halifax Magistrates and Family Court have been rejected by Calderdale Council.
    An order against the ex-Scotland star was obtained by the government-run Insolvency Service at Halifax County Court, in West Yorkshire.
    An order against the ex-Liverpool and Leeds United star to make him personally bankrupt was obtained by the governmentrun Insolvency Service at Halifax County Court in West Yorkshire.
    Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp told The Daily Herald of Roanoke Rapids that the accident occurred around noon Monday.
    The project was built on the site of a decommissioned airport in Halifax County, putting idle property into productive use.
    These projects also include the solar project at the Halifax County Airport in North Carolina with a capacity of 30 MWp and 50 MWp project development in Arizona.
    He also had meetings with Minister of Energy of Nova Scotia Andrew Younger, Mayor of Halifax county Mike Savage, leadership of the Halifax Port Authority and other representatives of the province.
    Its rep Jen Leary bragged she could value a business "to the penny" but got the price of Mr Rothery's firm wrong by PS700,000, Halifax County Court was told.
    AP) -- Authorities in Halifax County say three former community college workers are charged in connection with equipment thefts from the school.
    On the banks of the Roanoke River in Halifax County, North Carolina, lies the Matthew and Florenza Moore Grant family farm, a single-family homestead that was part of a New Deal experiment in land reform known as Tillery Farms.
    Nova Scotia Archives, Estate Papers, Halifax County, Vol.
    The top North Carolina non-typical bowkill belongs to Brent Mabry, who arrowed a 176 6/8-inch buck in Halifax County during 2005.

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