BASSETT HISTORICAL CENTER Site Search Donate Home Slideshow

Welcome to the BHC!

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 IIIAutographs Beth Macy's Book Factory Man
  • Confederate ShotBuck and Ball From Stones River Battlefield In Tennessee
  • Mr. Philpott's WhipJames Jefferson Philpott (1879-1960):The First Rural Mail Carrier In Henry County
  • Metal Toy Truck
  • Old StoveFrom Vida King's Store In Henry, VA
  • Railroad 'Date' NailsUsed Between 1921 And 1960
    Donated By Posey Collins
  • Laura YoungDecorates The Valentine Tree
  • Old Tools
  • TympaniumCarved Mt. Airy Granite: Pannill Rucker Home
J.D. Bassett III1 Buck and Ball2 Mr. Philpott's Whip8 Metal Toy Truck3 Old Stove4 Nails6 Laura Young7 Old Tools9 Tympanium10
Support Our Work   Map Our Location   Great Resources
Mary McGee and others at the Expansion Dedication Ceremony
Be Involved
Map Our Location
View Larger Map
Photo of Eugene Spencer With Mask
View A List

Bassett Historical Center . 3964 Fairystone Park Highway . Bassett, VA 24055
Voice: (276)629-9191 . Fax: (276)629-9840 . Facebook . Sitemap . ©Copyright/Credits . Email
A 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization