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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
  • J.D. Bassett IIIJ.D. Bassett III Autographs Factory Man
  • Allied Families MemorialAllied Families Memorial
  • Mr. Philpott's WhipJames Jefferson Philpott (1879-1960):The First Rural Mail Carrier In Henry County
  • Vanity StoolFrom Bassett, Early 1930s
  • Old StoveFrom Vida King's Store In Henry, VA
  • Railroad 'Date' NailsUsed Between 1921 And 1960
    Donated By Posey Collins
  • Bulletin 1940Front Page News
  • Old Tools
  • TympaniumCarved Mt. Airy Granite: Pannill Rucker Home
J.D. Bassett III1 Allied Families Memorial2 Mr. Philpott's Whip8 Stool3 Old Stove4 Nails6 Martinsville Bulletin October 19407 Old Tools9 Tympanium10
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