Henry County

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Henry County is named for Patrick Henry, who was the first Governor of Virginia after independence.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Franklin County

E – Pittsylvania County

S – Rockingham County, North Carolina and Stokes County, North Carolina

W – Patrick County

Surrounds Independent City - Martinsville

 

Created:  October 7, 1776                      Map of Virginia highlighting Henry County

County Seat: 

Martinsville   1777 – present

 

Old County Courthouse – Martinsville  

 

Location: 1 East Main Street / Franklin Street

Built:  1824 – 1825

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  George Tucker

Contractor:  Samuel Taleferro

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and wood structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds with a descending slope on the north side in the center of Martinsville. The south front has a large portico with four white colored columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The second story has a wide balcony. The wood framed entrance with small pediments above are on either side of the portico. The roof is hipped. An addition were built on the north side in 1890 and the building was remodeled in 1929. The building is now the Heritage Center & Museum.

 

County Courthouse – Martinsville-Colinsville  

 

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Location: 3160 Kings Mountain Road / Refuse Road

Built:  1993 – 1996

Style:  Modern

Architect:  The Moseley McClintock Group

Contractor:  Branch and Associates

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story red colored brick, buff colored concrete and glass structure. The building is located north of Martinsville in Collinsville on landscaped grounds with the County Administration Building on the west side. The south front has a high round section towards the east side and has vertical pillars with glass panels between. The top of the section has a green colored dome. The center and west part of the front has vertical red colored brick dividers with windows between. The third story is recessed and has buff colored brick. The roof line is flat. The building houses the County Circuit Court, County General District Court and County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court of the 21st Judicial Circuit. 

 

See:  The 21st Judicial Circuit includes Martinsville and Patrick County.

 

History:  The county was created in 1777 as Patrick Henry County and Martinsville was selected as the county seat. The county met in different buildings. In 1791, the county was named as Henry County when the west part became Patrick County. The first courthouse was a hewn log structure with stone foundation erected in 1793. The second courthouse was constructed in 1824 to 1825 and is still standing. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1993 to 1996.

 

County Administration Building – Martinsville-Collinsville  

 

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Location: 3160 Kings Mountain Road / Refuse Road

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a four story cream colored concrete and glass structure. The building is located north of Martinsville on landscaped grounds with the courthouse on the east side. The building has vertical concrete dividers with narrow vertical windows. A wide edge runs along the flat roof line.

 

Note  - Within the county is the independent city of Martinsville

 

 

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Old County Courthouse - Martinsville 

 

 

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County Courthouse – Martinsville-Colinsville

 

 

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County Administration Building – Martinsville-Colinsville

 

 

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Photos taken 2013