Halifax ,.I. A S. county of Virginia, bordering on North Carolina, bounded N. and E. by Staunton river, and intersected by the Dan; area, 960 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 27,828, of whom 16,266 were colored. The surface is hilly and the soil fertile; and there are some minerals, among which is plumbago, of which a rich mine was formerly worked. It is intersected by the Richmond, Danville, and Piedmont railroad. The chief productions in 1870 were 123,763 bushels of wheat, 387,227 of Indian corn, 168,970 of oats, 5,950 of Irish potatoes, 7,896 of sweet potatoes, and 3,838,284 lbs. of tobacco. There were 1,939 horses, 987 mules and asses, 2,713 milch cows, 1,207 working oxen, 2,557 other cattle, 3,832 sheep, and 11,-157 swine; 4 manufactories of agricultural implements, and 5 saw mills. Capital, Banister, or Halifax Court House. II. A N. E. county of North Carolina, bounded N. E. by the Roanoke river; area, 680 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 20,408, of whom 13,990 were colored. The surface is diversified and the soil fertile. The Wilmington and Weldon, the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac, the Raleigh and Gaston, and the Seaboard and Roanoke railroads traverse it.

The chief productions in 1870 were 5,577 bushels of wheat, 353,808 of Indian corn, 25,367 of oats, 3,357 of peas and beans, 8,491 of Irish and 28,169 of sweet potatoes, 2.321 tons of hay, and 11,716 bales of cotton. There were 1,456 horses, 1,473 mules and asses, 2,347 milch cows, 5,300 other cattle, 2,156 sheep, and 16,464 swine. Capital, Halifax.

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Halifax , a county of Nova Scotia, Canada, bordering on the Atlantic, and drained by Shubenacadie, Musquidoboit, and other rivers; area, 2,450 sq. m.; pop. in 1871, 56,933, of whom 17,433 were of Irish, 16,409 of English, 9,947 of Scotch, 6,418 of German, 3,044 of French, and 2,188 of African origin or descent. The surface, with the exception of a belt of high broken land, from 20 to 30 m. wide, along the coast, is tolerably level, and is dotted over with lakes. The harbors are exceedingly numerous, and six or seven are spacious enough for ships of the line. A small part of the soil is fertile. Lead and slate are the most valuable minerals. The county is the most populous in Nova Scotia, and the inhabitants are engaged chiefly in commerce, ship building, and the fisheries. Capital, Halifax.