Chief Tassel Address to General Joseph Martin

Chief Tassel      In recognition of the cordial relations that existed between that Indian Chief and General Joseph Martin for when this city – Martinsville was named, and in appreciation of the outstanding services for peace that these two distinguished citizens of their respectful races rendered their day and generation. Address of Chief Tassel...
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War Memorial Monument

Martinsville-Henry County War Memorial Monument Historic Henry County Courthouse On January 28, 1985, the Henry County Board of Supervisors held a meeting to permit the erecting of a War Memorial at the Henry County Courthouse in honor of the veterans of the Martinsville-Henry County, VA area who had lost their lives in all the wars. ...
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Liberty Heights Swimming Pool

Do you remember when Martinsville had a concrete pool? By Virginia King   MARTINSVILLE-How did people stay cool in the summers of the 1920s? At that point, Fairystone Park and Philpott Lake had not been built yet. Some may have ventured into the Smith River or nearby creeks. But when the Liberty Heights Pool was...
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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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