Historic Halifax is the home of the Halifax Resolves, the first official action for independence by any colony. Halifax was the meeting place of the state’s provincial congress in 1776 and several historic structures preserve the identity of this important colonial port making up the Historic Halifax State Historic Site. The site offers an audiovisual presentation, exhibits, guided tours and displays depicting the history of the town. Several historic structures are open on the site. Mecklenburg County, home to Charlotte, in the center of the state also claims its own declaration that pre-dates the call for American Independence, but its validity has yet to be resolved. However, if you are traveling to Charlotte on May 20, make sure to wish someone a Happy Meck Dec Day.
photo credit: Halifax County Convention & Visitors Bureau