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Weldon is a small town located on the banks of the Roanoke River in Halifax County near the Virginia state line. This is a very historic area, known as The Roanoke River Valley of Northeastern North Carolina, settled in early 1700s by colonists who came to the fertile valley to farm. Just south of Weldon is the town of Halifax, which was the commercial and political center in the area at the time of the American Revolution. A guided walking tour of Halifax includes the 1760 home of a merchant, the house and law office of a 19th century attorney, a jail, a tavern and other authentically restored buildings are also on the tour. During the Christmas holidays, the buildings of old Halifax are adorned with period decorations. Other activities near Weldon include recreation on the Roanoke River. Choose from swimming, fishing, boating, canoeing and kayaking and wildlife viewing. River Falls Park in Weldon is a still water harbor with easy access to the river, with an overlook that offers views of the river's rapids. The park also has picnicking areas and an entry point to the Roanoke Canal Trail, which is a scenic trail for biking that contains some of the best preserved 19th century canal construction in the country. Several public golf courses are also located near the town of Weldon. Other attractions in the area include the Canal Arts Center in Roanoke Rapids, Independence Station (an artisans' gallery in Halifax,) Lake Gaston and Medoc Mountain State Park.

Surrounding areas: Lake Gaston, North Carolina (13.1 mi)

Weldon Vacation Rentals




Weldon Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Inn At Roanoke Rapids100 Holiday DrRoanoke Rapids, NC2.0 mi.(252) 537-1031
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites136 Sheraton DrRoanoke Rapids, NC3.2 mi.(252) 536-2300
Comfort Inn1911 Weldon RdRoanoke Rapids, NC4.0 mi.(252) 537-5252
Comfort Suites74 Premier BlvdRoanoke Rapids, NC4.0 mi.(252) 535-3300
Hampton Inn1914 Weldon RdRoanoke Rapids, NC4.0 mi.(252) 537-7555
Sleep Inn101 Sleep Inn DrRoanoke Rapids, NC4.0 mi.(252) 537-3141
Jameson Inn - Roanoak Rapids101 Old Farm Rd S RoanoakRoanoak Rapids, NC4.5 mi.(252) 533-0022
Econolodge Skippers1200 Moore Fry RdSkippers, VA13.1 mi.(434) 634-6124
Comfort Inn-Emporia1411 Skippers RdEmporia, VA16.8 mi.(434) 348-3282
Fairfield Inn And Suites By Marriott Emporia104 Cloverleaf DrEmporia, VA18.1 mi.(800) 228-2800
Hampton Inn898 Wiggins RdEmporia, VA19.1 mi.(434) 634-9200
Holiday Inn Emporia311 Florida AveEmporia, VA19.1 mi.(434) 634-4191
Sleep Inn Hotel Emporia899 Wiggins RdEmporia, VA19.1 mi.(434) 348-3900
Days Inn Emporia921 W Atlantic StEmporia, VA19.3 mi.(434) 634-9481
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites1350 W Atlantic StEmporia, VA19.3 mi.(434) 336-9999
Quality Inn1207 W Atlantic StEmporia, VA19.4 mi.(434) 348-8888
Knights Inn3173 Sussex DrEmporia, VA23.4 mi.(434) 535-8535
Howard Johnson Inn7568 NC Hwy 48Battleboro, NC27.5 mi.(252) 977-9595
Motel 6State Rt 48Battleboro, NC27.5 mi.(252) 977-3505
Rodeway Inn & Suites7688 State Rt NC 48Battleboro, NC27.5 mi.(252) 977-0101

Weldon Weather & Climate

The North Central region of the state has a moderate climate; four seasons without the extremes seen in other parts of the country. Latitude accounts for some climatic variations, as do soils, plant cover and inland bodies of water. The central region, in winter, is protected by the western mountain ranges. In summer, when the air is dry enough to keep cloudiness at a minimum for several days, temperatures may reach 100 in the interior at elevations below 1,500 feet. Usually, however, clouds limit the sun's heating capacity and an entire summer sometimes passes without a high of even 90 degrees. North Carolina is outside the usual tornado path in the United States, but tropical hurricanes do come close enough to influence the weather about twice in an average year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 47°F 27°F 4.14 in. -
February 51°F 29°F 3.30 in. -
March 59°F 36°F 4.20 in. -
April 69°F 44°F 3.31 in. -
May 77°F 54°F 3.96 in. -
June 85°F 63°F 3.66 in. -
July 89°F 68°F 4.54 in. -
August 87°F 66°F 4.36 in. -
September 81°F 59°F 4.62 in. -
October 70°F 46°F 3.56 in. -
November 61°F 38°F 3.33 in. -
December 52°F 30°F 3.20 in. -

Weldon Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Rocky Mount Wilson Regional airport (RWI) located about 42 miles southwest of Weldon in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, the Pitt Greenville airport (PGV) located approximately 55 miles south of Weldon in Greenville, North Carolina, the Northeastern Regional airport (EDE) located roughly 63 miles southeast of Weldon in Edenton, North Carolina, and finally Kinston Regional Jetport At Stallings Field (ISO) located around 75 miles south of Weldon in Kinston, North Carolina.

Weldon Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Busch Gardens WilliamsburgWilliamsburgVA76.2 mi.
 
Water Parks
Water Country U.S.A.WilliamsburgVA76.2 mi.
Wild Water RapidsVirginia BeachVA94.4 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Scotfield Country ClubEnfieldNC17.4 mi.
Lake Gaston Golf ClubGasburgVA18.8 mi.
Hickory Meadows Golf CourseWhitakersNC23.5 mi.
Hampton Heights Golf CourseHickoryNC24.1 mi.
Links at Olivers LandingHickoryNC24.1 mi.
Mountain View Golf ClubHickoryNC24.1 mi.
RivercrestHickoryNC24.1 mi.
Lake Gaston Country ClubMaconNC26.9 mi.
 
State Parks
Medoc Mountain State ParkNC19.6 mi. 
 
Museums
Imagination Station Science MuseumWilsonNC51.9 mi.(Science)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Virginia Zoological ParkNorfolkVA78.2 mi.
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke IslandManteoNC112.9 mi.


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