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An Architectural History of Halifax County, Virginia

Halifax County, formed in 1752 from Lunenburg contains a remarkable history rich in architecture and in tradition. From the Staunton River on the north to the North Carolina line on the south, Halifax County has much to offer its community. Its tobacco heritage includes the first seven National Tobacco Festivals from 1935 through 1941 and the county was once the largest tobacco market in Virginia. Textile mills, churches, and schools helped to shape the area. Several historic districts are now a part of the county with others seeking the same recognition. Small communities sprang up. Some have disappeared but others still play a major role in the county and its history. 

The hardbound book contains:

  •  523 pages with >1,300 illustrations.
  • An overview of the county's history and architectural development, with a discussion of building forms, traditions, and styles.
  • An overview of each town's history and architectural development.
  • Brief histories of past and current communities.
  • Descriptions and photographs of about 350 important buildings surveyed, including houses, outbuildings, schools, churches, commercial buildings, and bridges.
  • End notes, bibliography, index, appendix, and glossary with illustrations. 

 8 ½" X 11", Hardback,
$65.00

 

   All sales benefit the Society

 
 
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Black History in Virginia

Barbara Bass

2015 (3rd Ed.), 5 ½" X 8 ½", Softcover, 40 pages,
$5.00

 

 
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Black Schools in Halifax County (Late 1940s)

F. A. Burruss

2012 (Reprint), 5 ½" X 8 ½", Softcover, 74 pages,
$10.00

 

 
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Booboo's Hundred Years-Life on Brooklyn Road in Halifax County, Virginia 

Ruby and Sam Barnes

2009, 5 ½" X 8 ½", Hardback, 245 pages,
$20.00

 

The Bulletin

HCHS's print newsletter, featuring numerous articles by various members of the Society.

36 Editions, Historic articles about the county and its residents. Some editions are out of print. Please contact the Society for availability of specific editions.  Included in the membership fee for members of the Society.
Published 3 times per year,
32 pages, 5 ½” X 8”,
$3.00 each

 
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Colonel Henry Eaton Coleman and Family

Gentry, Virginia George

2016, 5 ½ "X 8 ½", Softback, spiral, 55 pages,
$10.00

 

 

 
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The F Company Men of World War II

Buddy Thaxton

 2015 (2nd Ed.) Copyright given to the Society, 8 ½" X 11", Softback, 205 pages,
$25.00

 
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The Golden Leaf

Barbara Bass

Includes the story of the National Tobacco Festivals held in Halifax County from 1935 through 1941. >200 photographs.

2008, 8½" X 11", Hardback, 160, pages,
$25.00

 
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Halifax Volunteers in the Confederate Army

Carroll Headspeth

Published 2014 (2nd Ed), 5 ½" X 8 ½", Softback, 56 pages,

$8.00

 

 
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History of Halifax

by Pocahontas Wight Edmunds

This two-volume set is a republication of the original written over 30 years ago. This new edition has a 60 page newly edited index.

2008, 5" X 9", Hardback, 985 pages,
$40.00

 
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Land of Sand– Legends of North Carolina Coast

Pocahontas Wight Edmunds

2015, Permission to reprint,  5 ½" X 8 ½". Softback, 29 pages, $6.00

 
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My two, my only sons

Edwin B. Lawless III

Available Upon Request. 
$20.00

 
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Picture Postcards of the Past and Historic Notes of Halifax County, Virginia

Barbara Day Bass


 2009, 220 postcards, 8 ½" X 1"1, Softback, 135 pages,
$15.00

 
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The Pocahontas – John Smith Story 

Pocahontas W. Edmunds

2015, Permission to reprint, 5 ½" X 8 ½", Softback, 53 pages, $7.00

 
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The Race to the Dan, The Retreat That Rescued the American Revolution

Larry G. Aaron


Published 2007, 5 ½" X 8 ½", Softback, 222 pages,
$15.00

 
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Retreat to the Dan

W. Carroll Headspeth and Sturgeon Compton

 

2015 (3rd Ed.), 5 ½" X 8 "½, Softback, 40 pages,
$7.00

 
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Selections

Richard Cecil Rogers

(Compiled by Barbara Bass)

Mr. Rogers a former resident of the mansion, was a black poet, in the area.

2004, 5 ½" X 8 ½", Softback, 77 pages,
$7.00

 
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Southside Revisited

Adrian O'Connor

Available Upon Request, $10.00

 
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A Tribute to Black History in Halifax County

Barbara Bass

2015 (3rd Ed. Update) >40 photographs, 5 ½" X 8 ½", Softback, 51 pages,
$7.00

 
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Yesterday - Gone Forever

Faye Royster Tuck

 2004, >150 photographs, 8 ½" X 11, Hardback, 320 pages, $30.00

 

HALIFAX COUNTY PRISONERS OF WAR

Barbara dAY Bass