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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
  • TransitB.A. Bowles Construction Company
  • Cider PressDonated By His Grandson, Jim Weaver
  • Joseph Martin FamilyLouis XV Sofa
  • Mr. Cartwright's Magical ChurnFrom 1885
  • Argus 35 mmFrom The Jack Copeland Collection
  • Donated by Kitty KaseyDonated By Kathryn Kasey
  • Harden Henry HallWith Wife Martha Ross Hall And Daughter Kitty
  • Toy Gun CollectionLoaned By Teddy Compton
  • A DressFrom The Anne Stanley Chatham Collection
  • Philpott SignDonated By Peggy Philpott Cross
Bowles Construction Transit1 Cider Press2 Joseph Martin Family Sofa3 From 18854 Argus 35 mm5 Turn of Century Dress6 Harden Henry Hall7 Toy Gun Collection8 A Dress9 Philpott Freight Station Sign10
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