Halifax Historic District

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.[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.

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 United States
Halifax Historic District
LocationRoughly bounded by St. David St., Owens House Drainage Ditch, Roanoke River, and Magazine Spring Gut, Halifax, North Carolina
Coordinates36°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
BuiltBeginning ca. 1760
Built byL. Wheeden & Co.
ArchitectWheeler & Stern
Architectural styleMixed (more Than 2 Styles From Different Periods)
NRHP reference No.70000456[1] (original)
10001128[2] (increase)
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJanuary 21, 1970
Boundary increaseJanuary 14, 2011

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 Natural and 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). A 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 Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  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. Archived from the original on 16 April 2010. 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.