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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
  • Toy Metal AirplaneFrom Long Ago
  • 1887 HymnalSouthern Methodist Publishing House Nashville, TN
  • Rochester Red BellowsFrom The Jack Copeland Collection
  • Political Campaign ButtonsGetting Out The Vote
  • Old Movie CameraFrom The Jack Copeland Collection
  • Collection Of Old ToolsAnd Three Spinning Tops
  • Anne Bassett Stanley's ShoesAnne Bassett Stanley's Shoes
  • Spinning WheelFrom Beaver Creek Plantation
  • Anne Pocahontas Bassett DiplomaAnne Married Thomas B. Stanley Sr.
  • The BugleBelonged to Posie L. Collins, Jr. who played in the 1937 Bassett Drum and Bugle Corps
Toy Metal Airplane1 1887 Hymnal2 Rochester Red Bellows3 Political Campaign Buttons4 Old Movie Camera5 Collection Of Old Tools6 Anne Bassett Stanley's Shoes7 Spinning Wheel8 Pocahontas Bassett Diploma9 The Bugle10
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