Local History Room

Staff and volunteers are in the Local History Room on Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 9:30 am - 2:30 pm.  The Local History Room and the materials contained in it are only accessible on these days and during these hours.


The Local History Room is located in the Halifax Public Library. The collection includes books, documents, letters, photographs, and files on a wide range of subjects related to life and families in Halifax County, Virginia.  The library also has access to the Heritage Quest, Ancestry.com and Fold3 online resources.


The materials in the Local History Room do not check out and may only be used in the Local History Room during the library's hours of operation. A part-time staff member is available in the Local History Room on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  If you have any questions or need to arrange a special appointment to view items in the Local History Room, please email us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Local History Collection

Books (Monographs and Series)


Index to the Kenneth Cook Files

WPA of Virginia Historical Inventory

Index of Flashbacks from the Gazette-Virginia Newspaper

Index of Local History Room File Cabinets

Archives and Books in the Local History Room

The Sims' Collection

Historical Magazines

HCHS Yearbooks
Several HCHS yearbooks from the Local History Room were digitzed by the Library of Virginia.  The yearbooks may be viewed at the following link:


Local History/Genealogy Research Links


Civil War Soldiers and Sailors (National Parks Service)

Halifax County Cemeteries

Halifax County Genealogy (FamilySearch)

Halifax County GenWeb Project

Halifax County Historical Markers

Halifax County Maps

Heritage Quest

Military Records (Fold3)

Old Halifax

Research Center (South Boston - Halifax County Museum of Fine Arts and History)

Virgilina Cemetery

Virginia Memory (Library of Virginia)

Upcoming Events

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Library Locations

Halifax Public Library

177 South Main Street
PO Box 1729
Halifax, VA 24558

PHONE: 434-476-3357
FAX: 434-476-3359

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South Boston Public Library

509 Broad Street
South Boston, VA 24592

PHONE: 434-575-4228
FAX: 434-575-4229

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