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Halifax Community College Service Area

Established in 1758, Halifax County is located in northeastern/north-central North Carolina approximately eight miles from the Virginia border. Located in the Roanoke River and Tar- Pamlico River basins, it is one of the largest geographical counties in North Carolina, encompassing an area of approximately 722 square miles with a population of about 55,000 residents. It is home to Native American history and culture in the Haliwa-Saponi Tribe. The Halifax State Historic Site and surrounding Town of Halifax is home to the adoption of the Halifax Resolves, the first official move for independence from England by any colony. In Roanoke Rapids, you can see the history of local transportation via a navigation canal, power generation and industrial development, all of which are celebrated at the Roanoke Canal Museum and Trail. The Town of Weldon was once a railroad hub and features a trestle of the historic Weldon-Wilmington Railroad. Weldon is the Rockfish Capital of the World. African American history is honored at the historic Rosenwald School and the Remembering Tillery Project, a resettlement community, in Halifax County.

Established in 1741, Northampton County is embraced by the Roanoke and Meherin Rivers. Lush farms, massive forests and quiet rivers offer much to its 22,000 residents and thousands of guests that visit the area each year. Northampton County is home to numerous golf and hunting clubs, fishing tournaments and historic walking tours.

HCC is located adjacent to the I-95 corridor. Weldon, NC, is 3 hours from Washington DC, 1 hour and 30 minutes from Raleigh, the state capitol, 1 hour and 18 minutes from Richmond, VA, 2 hours from Virginia Beach, and 2 hours and 45 minutes from the Outer Banks of NC.