Established in 1758, Halifax County is in northeastern North Carolina, eight miles from the Virginia border. Located in the Roanoke River and Tar-Pamlico River basins, it encompasses an area of approximately 722 square miles, with a population of 57,000 residents. Principal industries include textiles, tourism, industrial and agricultural businesses. Halifax County has a Council/Manager form of government, more than 700 full-time employees in 24 departments, and an operating budget of over $38 million. During over 240 years of its existence, Halifax County has become a premier location known for its quality of life. We have evolved into a center for art, culture, education, business and tourism. Halifax County is alive with 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.