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Halifax

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Halifax is a town in Halifax County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 234 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Halifax County. It is also known as "The Birthplace of Freedom" for being the location for the adoption of the Halifax Resolves, which was the first official action by a colony calling for independence. Halifax is also home to the Halifax Historic District, a historic site operated by the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources.Halifax is part of the Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina Micropolitan Statistical Area.GeographyHalifax is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4sqmi, all of it land. Halifax is located on the Roanoke River, near the fall line between the Piedmont and Coastal Plain regions of North Carolina. This location near the head of navigation for the Roanoke, was important in the town's early development.Today the river is a major recreational asset, with exceptional fishing opportunities,especially with the annual Spring Rockfish and shad runs. Fishermen from all over the country come to the Roanoke for these annual fishing opportunities. Additionally, the Roanoke also provides recreational opportunities in the form of three large impoundments—Kerr, Gaston, and Roanoke Rapids Reservoirs—located just upstream of Halifax. Other recreational and historical attractions in the area include Halifax State Historic Site, Medoc Mountain State Park, and Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park. The outdoor drama First For Freedom is performed annually in the summer.
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