FAIRFIELD COUNTY — In observance of Independence Day, The Herald Independent offices will be closed Friday. The office will re-open at regular business hours on July 7.
Additionally, banks will be closed to observe the holiday.
All non-essential personnel for county offices and the Town of Winnsboro will be off as well and both county and town offices will re-open on July 7. All emergency services will be available on the Fourth of July.
Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the United Kingdom.
Independence Day is the National Day of the United States.
During the American Revolution, the legal separation of the Thirteen Colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2, 1776.
After voting for independence, Congress turned its attention to the Declaration of Independence, a statement explaining this decision, which had been prepared by a Committee of Five, with Thomas Jefferson as its principal author.
Congress debated and revised the wording of the Declaration, finally approving it on July 4.