Halifax County Historical Society is a non-profit organization that collects historical information about all periods of Halifax County, Virginia's history to share with the public, provides guidance to ensure proper preservation, and provides leadership to promote knowledge and appreciation of the county's history.

"To be ignorant of what happened before you were born is to remain forever a child.
For what is the value of human life unless it is woven into the lives of our ancestors by the records of history?"
-Cicero, 46 B.C.


If you are new to this website, you are encouraged to look at each page for fascinating information about the society and activities. 

If you are a returning visitor, new material is added frequently.  the sections that you should look at include, News and Events, The Store and About the Society, specifically, Bulletin Briefs and national register Homes.


News and events

The Society actively participates in local festivals and holds several member activities, including house tours, lectures and book signings.

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The Historical Society has resource material available for use and can perform research upon request.

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Crossing of the Dan

The annual commemoration event celebrating Nathanael Greene's strategy to stop the British and turn the tide of the Revolutionary War.

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Restoration Projects

The Historical Society currently has 2 major restoration projects. The Cotton Mills Tower and the new home of the Society, The Chaffin House.

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Products for Sale

The Society has published many books about the history of Halifax County,  in addition to offering annual ornaments and other merchandise. 

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About the Society

Our mission is to bring together those people interested in preserving historical facts, artifacts, and structures of Halifax County, Virginia.

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