Hello Halifax County

Halifax County, located in North Carolina's Coastal Plain region, was formed from Edgecombe County in 1758. Its name is derived from George Montague, second earl of Halifax and President of the British Board of Trade and Plantations. The county seat, also named Halifax, had been established in 1757; other Halifax County communities include Roanoke Rapids, Weldon, Littleton, Enfield, Scotland Neck, and Hobgood.

Often called North Carolina’s "cradle of history", Historic Halifax is the birthplace of the "Halifax Resolves", a document that gave rise to the creation of the Declaration of Independence. From Lake Gaston to Medoc Mountain State Park, the natural landscape of the county provides a wealth of recreational activities. Discover the world’s largest collection of waterfowl at Sylvan Heights Bird Park or visit North Carolina’s “longest” museum, the Roanoke Canal Museum & Trail. 

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Medoc Mountain


Located in North Carolina's eastern Piedmont, Medoc Mountain is not really a mountain at all: its highest point reaches an elevation of only 325 feet above sea level. It is, rather, the core of what was once a mighty range of mountains - Medoc Mountain is what remains after millions of years of erosion. The eroded peaks were formed by volcanic action during the Paleozoic Age, about 350 million years ago.