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HALIFAX, TEXAS. Halifax, in central Polk County, was an antebellum community (see ANTEBELLUM TEXAS) that served as a trading center for area farmers. It once had a gambling house, a racetrack and stables, a hotel, a saloon, a gristmill, and a blacksmith shop. An old Indian burial ground was located south of the community. John S. Neyland was the community's postmaster; the post office served the area from Midway to Old Hope and operated from 1853 to 1858.


A Pictorial History of Polk County, Texas, 1846–1910 (Livingston, Texas: Polk County Bicentennial Commission, 1976; rev. ed. 1978).

Robert Wooster


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Robert Wooster, "HALIFAX, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 13, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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