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:
- 9500 family files
- 3000 local history files
- 11,000+ genealogy books
- 995 genealogy files Pilson Collection
- 112 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