Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Halifax County, North Carolina

Last May 28 (2016), George and I took a day trip to Halifax County, North Carolina. What a pretty and interesting area! Halifax County's website says Weldon, located in Halifax County, is the Rockfish Capital of the World--who knew?!

Halifax County Courthouse
The county seat of Halifax County is the town of Halifax, which had a population of less than 250 residents in the 2010 census. The Halifax County Courthouse is located there, and it's listed on the National Register of Historic Places. I really like the cupola on top of the courthouse!

As we explored, George and I stopped to visit Historic Halifax, a North Carolina Historic Site. There's a small museum there, which offers information on the history of the town, as well as maps to get to nearby historic buildings of interest. This was a very helpful stop, since we didn't know much about the area before. Admission is free, though donations are welcome.

Halifax Resolves Mural, Halifax
One of the surprising things we learned about this area was that the Halifax Resolves, a resolution that helped pave the way for the presentation of the  Declaration of Independence, was signed in Halifax. This permitted the North Carolina delegates to later vote in favor of independence. I was happy to find this nice mural honoring the Halifax Resolves in downtown Halifax.

We also enjoyed driving through Medoc Mountain State Park, located in Hollister, and the Roanoke Canal Museum and Trail in Roanoke Rapids. The museum was closed by the time we got there, but we enjoyed walking around the trail. We didn't see much of Roanoke Rapids, so I'd like to go back for a more thorough visit sometime.

More photos from our visit to Halifax County can be found on Flickr, accessible here.