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Martinsville (Independent City), Virginia Genealogy

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Martinsville, Virginia
—  Independent City  —
Location in Virginia
Founded 1928
Website www.martinsville-va.gov

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]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

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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]

  1. http://www.ereferencedesk.com/resources/counties/virginia/city-of-martinsville.html
  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: http://www.vgs.org