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Martinsville, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Martinsville

 
 
Martinsville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 17, 2013
1. Martinsville Marker
Inscription.  Named for Joseph Martin, pioneer who settled here in 1773. In 1793 the courthouse of Henry County was moved here and the town was established, Patric Henry, for whom the county was named, lived near here once. In 1865, Stoneman, moving south to join Sherman, captured Martinsville. It was incorporated as a town in 1873 and as a city in 1929.
 
Erected 1941 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number A-94.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Political SubdivisionsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1773.
 
Location. 36° 41.51′ N, 79° 52.373′ W. Marker is in Martinsville, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (State Highway 457) and Bridge Street, on the right when traveling west on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Martinsville VA 24112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry County War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Brigadier General Joseph Martin
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(a few steps from this marker); Henry County U.D.C. Monument (a few steps from this marker); Near War's End (within shouting distance of this marker); Martinsville's Early Textile Mills (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fayette Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); DeShazo's "Silo" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Traditions to Celebrate (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Martinsville.
 
Martinsville Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 17, 2013
2. Martinsville Marker
Old Henry County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, February 17, 2013
3. Old Henry County Courthouse
The Martinsville-Henry County Heritage Center and Museum occupies the old county courthouse.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2013, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 582 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 21, 2013, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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