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Halifax County land and farms offer investors, businesses, homebuyers and sportspeople diverse opportunities to benefit from the wealth of opportunities with low wages, rural life style and skilled labor. Located in the Piedmont, it is bordered by Campbell, Charlotte, Mecklenburg and Pittsylvania counties in Virginia and Granville, Person and Caswell counties in North Carolina. Major highways traversing the county are US Highway 58, US Highway 360 and US Highway 501. The 830-square-mile county is home to 34,120 residents. Manufacturing, tourism and farming are the primary components of the county’s economic base. Included in the top private employers are Dolgencorp LLC, Presto Products Company, Indus International Inc., The Praxis Companies, LLC and Sunshine Mills. Farmland occupies 326 square miles – 208,967 acres – and agricultural sales are evenly split between crops, livestock and poultry. Almost half of the farmland remains in woodlands. Fishermen can catch catfish, bass, crappie and other species in one of several rivers including the James, Dan, Staunton and Banister or one of Kerr Reservoir or Lake Conner. Hunters can bag deer, turkeys and small game on private and public land. Other attractions include vineyards, Le Colman African American Museum, Staunton River Battlefield State Park, Virginia International Raceway and South Boston Speedway Halifax County Public Schools provides K-12 public education. Southside Virginia Community College offers higher learning.