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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
  • Contruction ToolFrom B.A. Bowles Contruction Company
  • Day BookPeoples National Bank Martinsville, VA
  • Tea BrickPressed Tea Brick Typical Of The Boston Tea Party
  • Area MapPublished by Stanleytown School PTA
  • Old Safe Made in 1842 in Cincinnati, Ohio by Hall's Safe and Lock Company
  • Laceup ShoesLaura Emaline Smith Hill 1847 - 1925
  • Foster Barrel Stave FactoryHenry, VA about 1915, made by Jack Williamson
  • Antique Tool
  • Serviceman's Uniform and CapWorn by 2nd Lt. Claude Lee Woody, Jr., USAF 1944
  • A Pamunkey IndianWilliam Terril Bradby in 1899
Contruction Tool1 Peoples Bank Day Book2 Tea Brick3 Area Map4 Clerks Safe5 Ladies Laceup Shoes6 Barrel Stave Factory7 Antique Tool8 USAF Uniform 19449 Pamunkey Indian10
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