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Black political leader. Member, U.S. House of Representatives, 1883-1887. Practiced law in
Enfield. Lived 1/10 mi. S.
Journalist. Publisher of Norfolk Journal & Guide, 1910-1962, leading black-owned newspaper in the South. Birthplace nearby.
Civil rights leader. She organized the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, April 1960, at Shaw University. Her childhood home ¼ mi. E.
Was made here by the sulphate process using southern pine in 1909,by the Roanoke Rapids Paper Manufacturing Company.
The Confederate ironclad Albemarle was outfitted in Halifax with machinery and guns before sailing down river into action, 1864.
Methodist. An active congregation by 1789. Present building, 1890-1900, is third on site.
Noted lawyer. Attorney general of N.C., 1848-51. Compiled Revised Code in 1854. Opposed secession. Born 7/10 mile west.
When the Roanoke Navigation Canal opened in 1824, the terminus at "Welden's Orchard" soon replaced Halifax as the region's commercial trading hub.
The shallow-draft batteau coming downstream transferred their goods to larger commercial vessels …
The Myth of Rocky the Giant RockfishWhile doing research on the historic Weldon fish hatchery, I cam across a fishing story that was so unbelievable that I felt I had to share it with others. It starts on a crisp March morning 1904, with a slight …
Halifax Newspapers, such as the Roanoke Advocate and Halifax Minerva, included runaway ads, which usually offered rewards for an escaped slave's return. Captured fugitives were often held in Halifax Jail and their owners were responsible for expen…