• Main Street America Affiliate

    As a Main Street America Affiliate, the Town of Halifax is part of a national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development.  
  • Portal to the Past

    Occupying a site that has been used for court purposes since 1803, the Courthouse holds hundreds of thousands of documents relating to the people and property of Halifax County, Virginia. The court records go back to 1752, when Halifax County was cut off from Lunenburg. Read More
  • Historic Business District

    Photo: Downtown Halifax (Houston) circa 1910 Halifax County was formed from Lunenburg in 1752, and the Town of Halifax has been the county seat since 1777. The courthouse town of Banister, named after the neighboring river, grew around the new courthouse. Called Banister Town during the Civil War, the town became Houston in 1890 to entice a new railroad, and after WWI changed its name to Halifax. Read More
  • Wired to the World

    Our local businesses enjoy high-speed internet access, including fiber, and we want our visitors and residents to be able to stay connected while in town also; to that end, a number of businesses offer free hotspots. Read More
  • Outdoor Recreation

    Photo: Banister River below the Banister Lake Dam. Banister Lake, a reservoir formed by the Banister River dam, lies within the Town of Halifax and provides a great opportunity for recreation. Recreational activities on the lake include boating, fishing, and kayaking. Read More
  • Vibrant Arts Community

    Events such as the Halicraft Art Festival allow us to showcase the talent in our area. Halifax County enjoys an abundance of local professional artists, writers and performers who have an interest in development of the arts. Read More
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