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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
  • Rolleiflex-SchneiderFrom The Jack Copeland Collection
  • Wood CarvingBy Eugene Spencer
  • Rochester Red BellowsFrom The Jack Copeland Collection
  • A Sergeant's UniformBelonging to Mr. Clanton
  • Old Movie CameraFrom The Jack Copeland Collection
  • Old Kitchen UtensilsFrom Bill Moore
  • Anne Bassett Stanley's ShoesThe wife of Governor Thomas B. Stanley, Sr.
  • 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
Rolleiflex-Schneider1 Wood Carving2 Rochester Red Bellows3 A Sergeant's Uniform4 Old Movie Camera5 Old Kitchen Utensils6 Mrs. Stanley's Shoes7 Spinning Wheel8 Pocahontas Bassett Diploma9 The Bugle10
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