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When was Halifax County, VA Created?
Halifax County was established on April 17, 1752 from Lunenburg County . This county was named for George Montagu-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, President of the Board of Trade.
What counties are adjacent to Halifax County, VA?
Bordering Counties are Campbell County (northwest), Charlotte County (northeast), Mecklenburg County (east), Granville County, North Carolina (southeast), Person County, North Carolina (south), Caswell County, North Carolina (southwest), Pittsylvania County (west).
What cities and towns are in Halifax County, VA?
Cities and towns located in Halifax County include Halifax, Scottsburg, South Boston and Virgilina .
Where can find Halifax County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Halifax County vital records can be found at the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Office of Vital Records which has Birth and Death Records since June 14, 1912 and copies of Marriage and Divorce Records since 1918 to present. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Virginia for current fees and application process.
You can search online for Halifax County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for copies of Halifax Co. Virginia Birth, Marriage, Divorce, Death Certificate Applications to mail.
The Archives Division has copies of surviving birth and death records for the period 1853 to 1896 and marriage records prior to 1936.
What Halifax County, VA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Halifax County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790 (destroyed), 1800 (destroyed), 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Halifax Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Halifax Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Halifax Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Virginia Census Records Research Guide
What genealogical records can I find in the Halifax County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Halifax County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Virginia Corthouse Records Research Guide.
The court has occupied the current site since 1803. It's records date back to 1752. The current courthouse is Classical Revival style designed and built by Dabney Cosby and son, Dabney Cosby, Jr.
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Halifax County, VA?
A list of Halifax County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Virginia Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Halifax County, VA Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Halifax County, VA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Halifax County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a fee. This is just a listing which has been compiled or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another.