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County History
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.[2][3][4]
Major John Redd, Continental Army, 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

* 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.

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County Records

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Family Bibles

County History

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Newspaper Data

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates
Sept 2014
Martin Bio

Mar 2014
1883 Pensioners

eb 2014
Hopper Bio

Feb 2013
Marriage Excerpts

Dec 2012

Oct 2012
1890 Veteran's Census - Leatherwood
1890 Veteran's Census - Horse Pastures
1890 Veteran's Census - Alm's House

Jun 2012
Holland - Howerton Marriage
Wayt - Redd Marriage
Noel - Rengeley Marriage


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Surrounding Counties
Franklin Co VA - Pittsylvania Co VA -
Rockingham Co NC - Stokes Co NC - Patrick Co VA


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