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Visitors to historic Halifax, founded in Halifax County in 1760 and site of the Halifax Resolves signing, find quiet, informative tours with no lines or fees. Currently seven restored historic structures sit on the 40-acre town historic site.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 62 Issue 9, Feb 1995, p22-23, il
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3771
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Founded in 1760, Halifax was once a business, social, and political center. It is also the place where the first formal statement for independence was made on April 12, 1776. Today, the town of 400 attracts visitors with its restored historic site.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 30 Issue 4, Apr 1998, p30-31, il Periodical Website
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3806
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Halifax, founded in 1760 in Halifax County, was a force in the state's politics, economy, and culture between 1760 and 1820. When the new railroads bypassed the town, its influence diminished. Today, a quiet, 40-acre, non-commercial site with seven restored buildings attracts tourists.
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5263
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Halifax, county seat of Halifax County, was in the late 1700s, the center of power and influence in the state. Today this town on the Roanoke River is restored \"as a port, trading center, and cradle of revolutionary ideals.\" Pressley describes how to spend a perfect weekend there.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 70 Issue 5, Oct 2002, p103-131, 133-134, il Periodical Website
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34391
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This year, the annual celebration of the anniversary of the Halifax Resolves will be a three-day event. The April 12, 1776 resolution, ratified by North Carolina’s Fourth Provincial Congress was a major step toward independence from British rule. The resolves were the first official call for independence by the elected leaders of an entire colony.
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35733
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Many places to go in NC, proven by the author. Evidence seen in historic towns such as Edenton and Halifax. Examples of historic houses were the House in a Horseshoe and Duke Homestead. Noted historic sites included Connemara and Guildford Courthouse National Military Park. As for outdoor sites of significance, they included Hammocks Beach and Nantahala National Forest.
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Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 7 Issue 3, May/June 1979, p75-76, 79