Martinsville, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Brigadier General Joseph Martin
18 Sep 1740 - 18 Dec 1808
Martinsville named in his honor
Served as Indian agent for VA, NC, GA and Continental Congress, 1777 - 1789
First General Officer appointed from Henry County, VA, 12th Brigade, VA militia 1793. Served in VA, NC, and GA legislatures
Family motto: "Sure and steadfast"
His merits as a soldier, as a statesman, and as a neighbor are surpassed by but few.
The Richmond Inquirer, 07 Jan 1809, Obituary of Gen. Joseph Martin
Erected 2008 by His Descendants.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is January 7, 1809.
Location. 36° 41.52′ N, 79° 52.377′ W. Marker is in Martinsville, Virginia. Memorial is on East Main Street (Virginia Route 457) just north of East Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 E Main St, Martinsville VA 24112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henry County War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Martinsville (a few steps from this marker); Near War's End (a few steps from this marker); Henry County U.D.C. Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Fayette Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oakwood Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic Oakwood Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Belleview (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Martinsville.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 28, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.