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Halifax County land and farms are smart investment for those wishing to relocate a business, needing land to develop or for homebuyers and sportsmen. Located in the Coastal Plain, the 731-square-mile Halifax County land is home to 50,000. Bordered by Bertie, Edgecombe, Martin, Nash, Northampton and Warren counties, the county’s economic base is largely dependent on agriculture and outdoors-oriented tourism. Wages are low, and land prices are reasonable. Farmland includes 209,000 acres, and crops produce 62% of agricultural sales. Sixty-six percent of farmland is for crops, and 26% remains woodlands. Fishermen enjoy Lake Gaston, Roanoke Rapids Lake, the Roanoke River and the many creeks and ponds where they can catch a long list of species including shad, largemouth bass, crappie, sunfish, catfish and the real prize, striped bass. Weldon is known as “The Rockfish Capital of the World.” Halifax County ranks No. 1 in the state for both deer and turkey harvests. Included in the top private employers are Resers Fine Foods, Inc. and Kapstone Kraft Corp. Other attractions include the Sylvan Bird Park, home to the world’s largest collection of waterfowl from around the world, and the Lakeland Theater Company. Halifax County Schools and Roanoke Rapids City Schools provide K-12 public education. Halifax Community College offers higher education.