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Halifax County has a housing option to suit any lifestyle, including lofts in downtown areas, historical homes, maintenance-free townhomes, senior living facilities, new construction or vast acreage available to build an estate. Halifax County’s experienced and knowledgeable real estate professionals will provide personal assistance in making a move across town or the country as smooth as possible.

Voter Registration: (434) 476-3322
Automobile Registration (DMV): (804) 497-7100
Commissioner of Revenue: (434) 476-3314

Utilities

Internet Service Providers
Comcast: (888) 266-2278
CenturyLink: (434) 572-3295
GCR Company: (434) 572-1765

Telephone
CenturyLink: (888) 732-8010

Gas/Electric
Dominion Power: (888) 667-3000
Mecklenburg Electric: (434) 656-1288

Cellular
Sprint Store: (434) 272-2810
Verizon Wireless: (434) 575-5250

Cable/Satellite
Comcast: (888) 266-2278
Fincher’s, Inc.: (434) 572-8966

Waste Management
First Piedmont Corporation: (434) 432-0211
Matthews Sanitation Services: (434) 572-6098

Media

Newspapers
The Gazette-Virginian: (434) 572-3945
The News and Record: (434) 572-2928

Radio
WHLF 95.3: (434) 572-2988
WAKG 103.3: (434) 797-4290

Emergency Numbers
In case of an emergency, dial 911.
Police Department (Halifax): (434) 476-2526
Police Department (South Boston): (434) 575-4273
Fire Department (Halifax): (434) 476-6001
Fire Department (South Boston): (434) 575-4292
Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital: (434) 517-3100

Who’s Who?

Federal Elected Officials
U.S. Senators
Tim Kaine: (202) 224-4024
Mark Warner: (202) 224-2023

U.S. Representative
Denver Riggleman: (202) 225-4711

State Elected Officials

Governor of Virginia
Ralph Northam: (804) 786-2211

Senator
Frank Ruff, Jr., District 15: (434) 374-5129
Capitol Office: (804) 698-7515

Delegate, District 60
James Edmunds: (434) 476-0077

County of Halifax

Administrator
Scott Simpson: (434) 476-3300

Board of Supervisors: (434) 476-3300

Commissioner of Revenue
Brenda Powell: (434) 476-3314

Department of Tourism: (434) 572-2543

Treasurer
Ruth Ann Oakes: (434) 476-3318

Halifax County Chamber of Commerce
President & CEO
Mitzi McCormick: (434) 572-3085

Industrial Development Authority of Halifax County
Executive Director
Brian Brown: (434) 572-1734

Town of South Boston
Finance Office: (434) 575-4210

Mayor
Ed Owens: (434) 476-1041

Town Manager
Thomas Raab: (434) 575-4200

Town of Halifax
Mayor
Dexter Gilliam: (434) 476-2343

Town Manager
Carl Espy: (434) 476-2343

Demographics
2018-19 Population Estimate
Halifax County: 34,120
Town of South Boston: 7,659
Town of Halifax: 1,306
Source: U.S. Census

Geography
Square Miles: 817.84
Source: USA.com

Distance to (from Halifax County)
Ports of Virginia: 165 miles
Richmond, Virginia: 115 miles
Durham, North Carolina: 55 miles
Greensboro, North Carolina: 78 miles
Roanoke, Virginia: 89 miles
Lynchburg, Virginia: 61 miles
Source: Google maps

Taxes (Fiscal Year 2019)
Property taxes by location
(Nominal tax rates per $100)

RealPersonalMachinery/EstatePropertyTools
Halifax County: $.50: $3.85: $1.26
South Boston: $.21: $2.00: $.31
Halifax: $.175: $1.68: $.50
Scottsburg: $.13: $.14: n/a
Virgilina: $.10: $.20: n/a
Sources: Halifax County