Halifax Historic District

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Halifax Historic District
Owens House, Halifax Historic District, July 1971
Halifax Historic District is located in North Carolina
Halifax Historic District
Halifax Historic District is located in the US
Halifax Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by St. David St., Owens House Drainage Ditch, Roanoke River, and Magazine Spring Gut, Halifax, North Carolina
Coordinates 36°19′56″N 77°35′16″W / 36.33222°N 77.58778°W / 36.33222; -77.58778Coordinates: 36°19′56″N 77°35′16″W / 36.33222°N 77.58778°W / 36.33222; -77.58778
Built Beginning ca. 1760
Built by L. Wheeden & Co.
Architect Wheeler & Stern
Architectural style Mixed (more Than 2 Styles From Different Periods)
NRHP Reference # 70000456[1] (original)
10001128[2] (increase)
Significant dates
Added to NRHP January 21, 1970
Boundary increase January 14, 2011

Halifax Historic District is a national historic district located at Halifax, Halifax County, North Carolina, US that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1970 with an increase in 2011.[1][2] It includes several buildings that are individually listed on the National Register. Halifax was the site of the signing of the Halifax Resolves on April 12, 1776, a set of resolutions of the North Carolina Provincial Congress which led to the United States Declaration of Independence gaining the support of North Carolina's delegates to the Second Continental Congress in that year.

Much of the district is also contained within a historic site operated by the North Carolina Division of State Historic Sites and Properties, an agency of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources.[3]

The original Halifax Historic District encompassed four contributing buildings: the Constitution House (c. 1770), Owens House (c. 1760), Clerk's Office (c. 1832), and Jail (c. 1838). The 2010 boundary increase expanded the district to encompass 108 contributing buildings, 3 contributing sites, and 3 contributing structures. Located in the district are the separately listed Church of the Immaculate Conception and the Michael Ferrall Family Cemetery, the William R. Davie House, the Halifax County Courthouse, and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. Other notable buildings include the Royal White Hart Masonic Lodge #2 (c. 1820), Halifax Baptist Church (c. 1855), W. D. Faucett house (c. 1868), Walter Clark Law Office (1872), Roanoke Hotel (1905–1906), Halifax Hardware Company (c. 1915), and Vinson’s Drug Store (c. 1917).[4][5]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 1/10/11 through 1/14/11. National Park Service. 2011-01-21. 
  3. ^ "Historic Halifax". North Carolina Historic Sites. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Raymond F. Pisney (December 1969). "Halifax Historic District (Historic Halifax State Historic Site)" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2014-11-01. 
  5. ^ M. Ruth Little and Heather Wagner (August 2010). "Town of Halifax Historic District" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2014-11-01.