The Southwest Virginia Heritage Guide lists museums, archives, libraries, resource organizations, and historical sites related to the regionís history and folk culture.

Henry County

Bassett Branch Historical Center
3964 Fairystone Park Hwy., Bassett 24055
(276) 629-9191
Bassett Community of Henry County
For those conducting family history or historical research, the Bassett Historical Center is a gem.  It has records for Henry, Floyd, Franklin, Patrick, and Pittsylvania Counties in VA and Rockingham, Stokes, and Surry Counties, NC.  Over 11,562 books and items are available to the public, along with family/local history files.  Collection includes Virginia frontier history material.
Open Mon, 10am-6pm; Tues, 12-8pm; Wed-Thurs, 10-6pm; Fri-Sat, 10am-2pm.

Henry County Courthouse
3160 Kings Mountain Rd., Suite B Martinsville 24112
(276) 634-4880
Historical records.
Open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.

Martinsville Courthouse
55 W. Church St., Martinsville 24112
(276) 656-5106
Historical records - 1942 - present.
Open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm.

Martinsville Uptown Revitalization Association
217 E. Church St., Martinsville, VA  24112
Phone (276) 632-5688
Fax (276) 632-6410

Uptown historic district; member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation; local information and history.
Open Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm.

Martinsville-Henry County Historical Society
P.O. Box 432, Martinsville, VA  24112
(276) 224-0763
Local history and preservation. Operates Martinsville-Henry County Historical Society Museum.