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Top 5 Places to Discover Halifax History

Originally inhabited by indigenous people, the county was settled by Englishman and founded in 1752. Over the following centuries, Halifax County has plenty of history to reflect upon. From hosting important battles in major wars, establishing itself as a tobacco community, to being home to a woman whose cells changed the face of medical research, Halifax County has a rich and celebrated history.

Staunton River Battlefield Park

Relive the Civil War Battle of the Old Men and Young Boys at this Civil War historic site of the Battle of Staunton River Bridge of June 25, 1864, in Halifax County. A rag tag group of Confederate old men and boys beat the odds and held a bridge of strategic importance to Gen. Lee’s army, which was under siege in Petersburg. The Confederacy was won the battle, ensuring the survival of the Richmond and Danville rail supply line, a key resource for the Confederacy. However, they would go on to lose the way.

Today visitors can find remainders of the earthworks used by the Confederacy. The bridge still stands as well, now serving as a pedestrian foot bridge. The visitor center features exhibit about the Battle of Staunton River Bridge. Guests can also find exhibits on Native American history, and artifacts from the archaeological site at the park. Staunton River Battlefield State Park is truly rich and history and offers a variety of attractions. To learn more about the park, visit their website here.

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Rainy Day Fun

Shop ‘Til You Drop Rain, rain, you can stay, I’m just going to shop all day! Escape the rain and spend the day shopping, browsing antique stores, boutiques, and consignment shops. You never know what treasures and collectibles you’ll discover when browsing local antique stores such as Toots Creek Antiques in Halifax

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Top 5 Places to Discover Halifax History

Originally inhabited by indigenous people, the county was settled by Englishman and founded in 1752. Over the following centuries, Halifax County has plenty of history to reflect upon. From hosting important battles in major wars, establishing itself as a tobacco community, to being home to a woman whose cells changed

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The Crossing of the Dan

Crossing of the Dan

Most scholars of the American Revolutionary War believe the war for independence was won in the South. However, one of the most neglected episodes of the war was The Crossing of the Dan, just west of South Boston in Halifax County, Virginia. In the past few decades, historians have begun

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