Halifax Church (Old Providence Presbyterian Church) was organized at a meeting for the purpose at Halifax Courthouse on June 19-20, 1830.  It is the oldest Presbyterian Church in Halifax County.

The form and appearance of Halifax Church have survived virtually unaltered from the time of its construction in the early 1930s.  Devoid of all but the simplest of ornament, the one-story, single room, rectangular frame structure is approximately 26' x 31' with a gable roof and gable-end entrance.  The building erected by the early congregation is generic to the point of not even possessing a steeple or bell tower to denote its religious purpose.  The interior walls are covered with horizontal plank cladding.  It stands as a testament to the colonialistic austerity of the community's origin and is a strong reminder of the simplicity of the Presbyterian concept of religion and worship.

The congregation of Halifax Church continued to use the little church until 1926 when a new church was built.  The old church was then used as a storage barn.  In 1947, it became the property of the Blanks family who later restored it.  Halifax Church was placed on the Virginia Landmarks Register in 1987 and is now in the care of the Blanks Memorial Trust, Ltd.

Halifax Church

Noland Village at Providence