Halifax, North Carolina, is best known as the home of the Halifax Resolves, a document created by the North Carolina Provincial Congress on April 12th, 1776. The Halifax Resolves empowered North Carolina’s representatives attending the Continental Congress in Philadelphia to vote for independence from Great Britain and paved the way for North Carolina’s adoption of the Declaration of Independence. The Halifax Resolves are generally considered the first official act of any colony for independence from Great Britain. Here are a few more facts about Halifax:
The state of North Carolina will kick off the two-year celebration of the 250th anniversary of the Halifax Resolves at Historic Halifax on Friday, April 12, 2024. There will be special activities at the historic site planned for the entire weekend.
Get ready for an extraordinary journey through history as we gear up to celebrate America's remarkable milestone – its 250th birthday! Halifax County, nestled in the heart of North Carolina, proudly holds the title of the "Birthplace of American Independence."
In 1776, right here in Halifax, the Fourth Provincial Congress of North Carolina took an audacious step by adopting the Halifax Resolves. This groundbreaking document called for nothing less than complete independence from Great Britain and urged the other twelve colonies to follow suit. Halifax didn't just light a candle; it ignited the fire of freedom that would forever change the course of history.
As we embark on the preparations for this monumental celebration, we invite you to join us in honoring the legacy of those brave souls who took that decisive stand in our historic county. Together, we'll ignite a new spark of unity, patriotism, and appreciation for the liberty we hold dear.
Stay tuned for updates, events, and an unforgettable journey through time as we count down to America's 250th birthday right here in Halifax County, NC. Let's make history together!
Volunteers are needed to help the Historic Site come to life! Please contact Historic Halifax at (252) 583-7191 or firstname.lastname@example.org