Halifax in Halifax County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 1939 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number E-3.)
Location. 36° 19.289′ N, 77° 35.593′ W. Marker is in Halifax, North Carolina, in Halifax County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 301 and South King Street (Business U.S. 301), on the left when traveling south on U.S. 301. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Halifax NC 27839, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington’s Southern Tour (here, next to this marker); Cornwallis (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hutchins G. Burton (about 400 feet away); Willie Jones (about 500 feet away); Ram Albemarle (approx. 0.4 miles away); John H. Eaton (approx. 0.6 miles away); "Colonial Churchyard" (approx. 0.6 miles away); Eagle Tavern (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Halifax.
Also see . . . The Halifax Resolves. From the State Library of North Carolina’s online eNCyclopedia: “North Carolina, on April 12, 1776, authorized her delegates to the Continental Congress (Submitted on February 16, 2009.)
1. The Halifax Resolves
“The Select Committee taking into Consideration the usurpations and violences attempted and committed by the King and Parliament of Britain against America, and the further Measures to be taken for frustrating the same, and for the better defence of this province reported as follows, to wit,
“It appears to your Committee that pursuant to the Plan concerted by the British Ministry for subjugating America, the King and Parliament of Great Britain
confiscated in consequence of which multitudes of the people have been destroyed or from easy Circumstances reduced to the most Lamentable distress.
“And whereas the moderation hitherto manifested by the United Colonies and their sincere desire to be reconciled to the mother Country on Constitutional Principles, have procured no mitigation of the aforesaid Wrongs and usurpations and no hopes remain of obtaining redress by those Means alone which have been hitherto tried, Your Committee are of Opinion that the house should enter into the following Resolve, to wit
“Resolved that the delegates for this Colony in the Continental Congress be impowered to concur with the other delegates of the other Colonies in declaring Independency, and forming foreign Alliances,
— Submitted February 16, 2009.
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
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