Tag Archives: Halifax

Halifax Geography

The town of Halifax is located near the center of Plymouth County – 28 miles from Boston and 12 miles from Plymouth. It contains 11,285 acres; 1700 of it water and about 200 swamp. Halifax is the only town in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts which was incorporated on the Fourth of July, (July 4, 1734). It was named in honor ...

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Civil War Monument, Halifax

In 1812, the town of Halifax mustered an entire military company to fight in the war against the British. This company, the oldest in the State, was chartered by John Hancock in 1792. It later served in the Civil War. The Halifax company was one of the first organizations to respond to President Lincoln’s April 16, 1861 call to arms. ...

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Pope’s Tavern, Halifax

Pope’s Tavern was built in 1820. It still stands today in the center of town, opposite the Halifax Congregational Church at the corner of South Street and Plymouth Street. Daniel Webster frequently visited the tavern, which was also an inn. At a Republican Convention held there, John Quincy Adams was nominated to the office of U.S. Congressman, to which he ...

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We Appreciate You!

It’s Volunteer Appreciation at the Council on Aging! A special Luncheon was held on June 6th for those who volunteered 20 or more hours from July 2017 to June 30, 2018. Together they’ve logged in over 3,400 hours. Their “gift of time” is worth $70,890 to our town. Attorney Jason Rawlins from Bridgewater was one of 7 volunteers who received ...

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A Letter of Thanks to those who Participated in Earth Day:

We, the Halifax Beautification Committee, want to thank everyone who participated this “Earth Day” week in helping reduce the litter in our town, culminating in yesterday’s “Great Massachusetts Cleanup” in conjunction with over 100 communities state-wide. We particularly appreciated the contributions of the Boy Scouts, the Brownies, the Silver Lake Key Club, the Well Community Church, and others who came ...

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The Big Five Zero

Congratulations to John at John & Sons Barber Shop! As of Tuesday April 16th, John has officially been cutting and styling Halifax’s many hair follicles for the past half century!  If you see him, wish him a Happy 50th Anniversary!   Images courtesy of John & Sons Barber Shop   

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Halifax Elementary’s Super Fun Fun Run

Halifax Elementary School held their big Fun Run last Wednesday. It was a huge success–and there was no shortage of fun either! The fundraiser will pay for major upgrades to the school playground. The money came from residents, friends, families, and local businesses. All in all, about $29K was raised, almost $10K over the original goal. In the weeks and ...

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Observation Tower, Halifax Town Hall, 1942

OBSERVATION TOWER For those who don’t know about this “tower” it was added to the roof of the Town Hall in 1942 during the Second World War. As the name implies it was built so that town residents could take turns watching for enemy planes. There was a vote at the March 1942 Town Meeting to instruct the Town Clerk ...

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Halifax Community Joins Together to Search for Missing Dog

On Tuesday, February 2, an 8-year old Jack Russell Terrier mix named Indy escaped from a Halifax home he was staying at while his owner was in Florida visiting family.  Jen Sowers, Indy’s owner, posted on the Halifax Locals Facebook page reporting that he had escaped and asked for local residents to be on the lookout for him. From that ...

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On Stage Performance 7/30

On Stage On Stage, a summer theatre program for area youth, will present its final production “How To Train Your Sidekicks: A Frightening Forecast” on Thursday, July 30, at 10:30AM and 7:00PM at the Halifax Elementary School, Route 106, Halifax. Admission is free and the performance is appropriate for children and adults of all ages. “How To Train Your Sidekicks: ...

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