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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
  • Bulk Medicine BottlesFrom Mountain Drug Store in Bassett
  • BriefcaseBelonging To J.D. Bassett, Jr.
  • Seed BagsOn Loan By Teddy Compton
  • Dippers
  • Carved IndianBy Eugene Spencer
  • Railroad 'Date' NailsUsed between 1921 and 1960
    Donated by Posey Collins
  • NASA PatchesOn loan By Jesse Frith
  • Old Tools
  • TympaniumCarved Mt. Airy Granite: Pannill Rucker Home
Bulk Medicine Bottles1 Briefcase2 Seedbags8 Dippers3 Indian4 Nails6 NASA Patches7 Old Tools9 Tympanium10
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