Where It All Begins
From independence to music and entertainment, it all begins in Halifax County, North Carolina! Historic Halifax County has taken its place on the entertainment scene with the opening of The Roanoke Rapids Theatre, and the Carolina Crossroads Music & Entertainment District, showcasing outdoor concerts, both located in Roanoke Rapids on Interstate 95. More theater awaits visitors at the Lakeland Theater Company in Littleton and The Centre at Halifax Community College.
A Host of History
Halifax County is home to Native American history and culture in the heart and soul of the Haliwa-Saponi Tribe. The Halifax State Historic Site and surrounding town is home to the adoption of the Halifax Resolves, the first official move for independence from England by any colony. Transportation via a navigation canal, power generation and industrial history are celebrated at the Roanoke Canal Museum and Trail. The town of Weldon was once a railroad hub, and a trestle of the Weldon-Wilmington Railroads, the lifeline of the Confederacy, still stands. African American history is honored at the historic Rosenwald School and the Remembering Tillery Project, a resettlement community.
A Natural Paradise
Halifax County is a paradise for sportsmen and outdoor recreation. Scotland Neck is home to the world’s largest waterfowl park, featuring over 1,000 ducks, geese and swans of more than 170 species. Weldon is the Rockfish Capital of the World, where the banks of the Roanoke River are packed from March to May as striped bass anglers attempt to catch the fish as they come upriver to spawn. Agriculture is celebrated in the towns of Enfield, home of the annual Peanut Festival and the famous Aunt Ruby’s Peanuts, and Hobgood, home of the annual Cotton Festival. If you love the water, enjoy Roanoke Rapids Lake and Lake Gaston, both of which have public access facilities. Medoc Mountain State Park offers hiking trails, picnic areas, camping, fishing and canoeing.
Whether you are seeking entertainment, culture, history or outdoor recreation, Halifax County, North Carolina should be your next vacation destination!
City of Roanoke Rapids
Paul Sabiston, City Manager
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Office: 252-533-2876 www.roanokerapidsnc.com