Topics Related to Halifax County

On November 21, 1757, the town of Halifax was established by the colonial legislature, which was meeting in New Bern. The act called for the establishment of a town on the lands of James Leslie on the Roanoke River.

On January 22, 1919, a fire consumed a majority of the buildings on the campus of Littleton College in Halifax County.

On January 14, 1771, Joseph Montfort was appointed Grand Master of the Freemasons of America by the Duke of Beaufort, Grand Master of England.

On January 9, 1779James Hogun of Halifax County was chosen as a brigadier general for the North Carolina Continental Line.  Hogun, a native of Ireland, settled near Hobgood around 1751.