Henry County, Virginia
Genealogy Trails History Group
Genealogy and History
Volunteers Dedicated to Free Genealogy


Welcome to Virginia Genealogy Trails!


Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data
and placing it online for the free use of all researchers
.

This Henry County Website
is available for adoption.

line

If you have a love for history, a desire to help others, and basic web-authoring skills, consider joining us!
Get the details on our
Volunteer Page.
[A desire to transcribe data and knowledge of how to make a basic webpage is required.]

If hosting isn't for you, we can use your help in other ways.
More information can be found on the
Volunteer Page.

line

We regret that we are unable to
perform personal research for anybody.

line

Henry County, Virginia
The county was established in 1777 when it was carved from Pittsylvania County. The new county was initially named Patrick Henry County in honor of Patrick Henry, who was then serving as the first Governor of Virginia after independence. Living on his 10,000-acre plantation called Leatherwood, Gov. Henry was a sometime resident of the county, where he had relatives already settled.

Major John Redd, Continental Army, was a pioneer settler of Henry County 

In 1785 the northern part of Patrick Henry County was combined with part of Bedford County to form Franklin County. In 1790, Patrick Henry County was split into two counties, the western part becoming Patrick County and the rest becoming Henry County

Town
* Ridgeway

Unincorporated Areas
* Axton * Bassett * Chatmoss * Collinsville * Fieldale * Horsepasture * Laurel Park * Oak Level * Sandy Level * Spencer * Stanleytown * Villa Heights 

As an independent city since 1928, Martinsville is not part of Henry County, despite its status as the county seat -- BUT we will be putting its data on this site.
line
 

Check your Attics!
Dust off your family scrapbooks!
We're looking for DATA for this site!!!


If you are interested in adding your families' information to this website,
Email Us.
We'll be happy to help your families' obituaries, news items and other historical data find a home here
at Virginia Genealogy Trails, where it will remain free for all to view.


Online Records

Birth Records

Cemeteries

Census Records

Church Histories / Records

County Records

Death Records

Family Bibles and Records

History Topics

Marriage Records

Military Records

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Slavery Records

Wills/Probate Records

 

Website Updates:
Jan 2016: Obits for JARRETT, DILLARD, HAIRSTON, MARTIN, MULLIN, TERRY.  Marriage announcement:  DREWRY-REDD.  Miscellaneous news for REDD . Bio for WALL

PREVIOUS UPDATES

line

SEARCH OUR SITES


Submit an Obituary to Us

for any of our county sites.


line

Don't miss an Update!
Join our Genealogy Trails Northeastern States
Mailing List
to get email notices when our county sites are updated.

For the States of :

Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia

You never know who you might meet and what family data they may share with you
-- it could start a whole new branch of the family!
We also use the mailing lists to announce our website updates.


line

Surrounding Counties
  Franklin County, Virginia - north
 
Pittsylvania County, Virginia - east
 
Rockingham County, North Carolina - south
Stokes County, North Carolina - southwest
 
Patrick County, Virginia - west

 Virginia Genealogy Trails
Visit the Virginia State Site


Virginia Genealogy Trails

Visit the national site of
GENEALOGY TRAILS


Copyright  Genealogy Trails
All data on this website is Copyright by Genealogy Trails with full rights reserved for original submitters.