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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
  • Keystone Viewer And WWI HelmetWith Slides Of World War I Military
  • Piedmont Christian InstituteAn Early School In Martinsville, VA
  • Be My Valentine!A Tree Decorated For All Seasons
  • BasketsFrom Morocco And Ghana
  • Anne Spencer PoetryA Collection
  • Piano From Beaver CreekBuild In 1850 - The First Piano In Henry County
  • Printing ToolsUsed At The Philpott General Store - Donated By Glenda Stone
  • Military UniformVMI Class Of 1962 - Paul Ross
  • Wedding DressBelonging To Annie James Covington
Keystone Viewer And WWI Helmet1 Piedmont Christian Institute2 Be My Valentine!8 Baskets From Morocco And Ghana3 Anne Spencer Poetry4 Piano From Beaver Creek6 Printing Tools7 Military Uniform9 Wedding Dress of Annie James Covington10
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