About Halifax County
Halifax County is full of opportunities for our citizens and our visitors. Our goal is to provide and enhance quality programs, services, and facilities that reflect the needs of the community while always promoting health, safety, public welfare, and quality of life for our citizens.
- On this site, you'll find important information about Halifax County Government including Board of Commissioners meeting agendas, actions, schedules and county employment opportunities.
- You can get exciting visitor information including shopping, historic sites, a schedule of fun events and more on the Visit Halifax County website.
- There's information on economic development and business relocation opportunities in Halifax County.
- We have emergency information, weather and other important facts from Halifax County, state and federal resources.
Location & Business Culture
Established in 1758, Halifax County is in northeastern/north-central North Carolina approximately 8 miles from the Virginia border. Located in the Roanoke River and Tar-Pamlico River basins, it is one of the largest geographical counties in North Carolina, encompassing an area of approximately 722 square miles with a population of about 55,000 residents.
During its more than 240 years of existence, Halifax County has become a premier location for its quality of life and convenient access to a variety of recreational activities. Halifax County has evolved into a center for arts, culture, education, business and tourism. Principle industries include manufacturing, hospitality, health care, education and agricultural/wood products.
Halifax County has a Council/Manager form of government with about 550 full-time employees in 19 departments and an operating budget of over $37 million.