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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
  • Fran SneadDirector and Operational Manager In Training
  • Confederate ShotBuck and Ball From Stones River Battlefield In Tennessee
  • Left Handed BanjoBelonged to Bud Pinkard, Fireman On The Dick And Willie
  • 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
  • J.D. Bassett IIIAutographs Beth Macy's Book Factory Man
  • TympaniumCarved Mt. Airy Granite: Pannill Rucker Home
Fran Snead1 Buck and Ball2 Bud Pinkard's Left Handed Banjo8 Metal Toy Truck3 Old Stove4 Nails6 Laura Young7 J.D. Bassett III1 Tympanium10
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