Martinsville (Independent City), Virginia Genealogy

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Martinsville, Virginia
—  Independent City  —
Location in Virginia
Founded 1928

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The City of Martinsville is located in the Southern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia and was founded by American Revolutionary War General Joseph Martin[1].

Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Martinsville City Courthouse

For additional records, see Henry County.

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1928--Martinsville became an independent city from Henry County. [2]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Martinsville (Independent City), Virginia online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the City
  • FindAGrave Clicking on Place Name (without the word "cemetery") may list more.
See Virginia Cemeteries for more information.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Henry CountyRockingham CountyPittsylvania CountyFranklin CountyPatrick CountyVA MARTINSVILLE IND CITY.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

  • Bassett Historical Center, Bassett, Virginia. Website includes description of collections. Excellent resource for family history research in Henry, Patrick, Floyd, Franklin and Pittsylvania counties in Virginia, the city of Martinsville, Virginia, and Rockingham, Stokes and Surry counties in North Carolina.[3]

Websites[edit | edit source]

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

  • Sweeney, Alice J. "Bassett Historical Center," The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter, Vol. 28, No. 4 (Aug. 2002):1-3. Available at FHL; digital version at Virginia Genealogical Society website.

References[edit | edit source]

  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Sweeney, Alice J. "Bassett Historical Center," The Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter, Vol. 28, No. 4 (Aug. 2002):1-3, available online at: