A Story About a Boy Going to Town

A Story About a Boy Going to Town Doug Frith was an attorney who lived most of his life in Martinsville and Henry County. After retiring he wrote a book about his life to share with his family.  Upon visiting the Heritage Center and Museum one day, he showed me his book and allowed me...
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Rodman and the Courthouse Cannons

Rodman and the Courthouse Cannons By Johnny E. Nolen                In the year 1841, Thomas Jackson Rodman graduated from West Point Military Academy; number 7 in his class of 52. His first assignment from West Point was ordinance Corps officer at the U.S. Army Allegheny Arsenal in Pittsburg, PA. In 1844 he began working on...
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Early Education and Schools in Henry County

Early Education and Schools in Henry County by Virginia King, Martinsville   Free public education was not available in colonial days.  Wealthy planters in Colonial Virginia either hired a tutor, sent them to a private school or sent them to England or Scotland for their education.  Prior to the establishment of public schools, privately-operated community...
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