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The Bassett Historical Center is the repository for all genealogical research and local history for the counties of Henry and Patrick and the City of Martinsville, VA. Patrons have come from all over the U.S. and 9 foreign countries to view the files housed here. We have:
  • 10,000 family files
  • 3,008 local history files
  • 16,088 genealogy books
  • 995 genealogy files Pilson Collection
  • 131 personal computer genealogy collections
  • Early African-American co-habitation list
  • Local company collections:
    • DuPont, Tultex, Bassett-Walker
    • Blue Ridge Hardware & Supply Co.
    • Bassett Industries, Stanley Newspaper
    • Henry County Plywood, Bassett Pioneer
  • Moonshine StillFrom Patrick County, VA
  • Wood CarvingBy Eugene Spencer
  • Sewing Machineused in the early days of Bassett Walker Knitting
  • A Sergeant's UniformBelonging to Mr. Clanton
  • Sallie Michaelsfrom Burke County, NC supported her family by making and selling clay pipes to Confederate soldiers - at 25 cents/dozen
  • Old Kitchen UtensilsFrom Bill Moore
  • Egg BasketBy Patrick County Basketmakers and Buford Hill
  • Spinning WheelFrom Beaver Creek Plantation
  • Carved Maskby Eugene Spencer
  • Cunningham's AnatomyDr. J.M. Shackelford's Textbook
Moonshine Still1 Wood Carving2 Sewing Machine3 A Sergeant's Uniform4 Sallie Michaels5 Old Kitchen Utensils6 Egg Basket7 Spinning Wheel8 Carved Mask9 Cunningham's Anatomy10
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