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Celebrating our Community

Deep Roots of Martinsville VirginiaMartinsville-Henry County, Virginia is known as a destination with "Deep Roots" where unique assets and rich legacies related to Furniture & Textiles, Motorsports, Outdoor Recreation and Cultural Arts offer exceptional visitor experiences.

"Deep Roots" gives a respectful nod to Martinsville's past, bringing relevance to the present by celebrating contributions, and providing a gift to the future with re-purposed activities, facilities, and new economic development opportunities. Deep Roots demonstrates resilience, renewal, and revival.


Furniture Heritage 

The Furniture Heritage phase of this campaign recognizes the contributions made to our community by area furniture manufacturers and the thousands of skilled craftsmen employed by them.  The Big Chair, one of the world's largest wooden chairs resides in Uptown Martinsville and represents the furniture heritage of our past as well as the artisans that continue to create beautiful and functional works of art today that can be seen at the Southern Virginia Artisan CenterStudio 107 and Piedmont Arts as well as other area galleries.  

Discover more about our rich heritage of furniture making and the entrepreneurial spirit in "Furnishing a Nation."  

Area Furniture Outlet Shopping Venues: As Is Outlet, Bargains Galore, Furniture Outlet of Ridgeway, Larry and Alley Furniture & Appliances, Martin Plaza Furniture Outlet, Mix Bag, Riverside Furniture, The Showroom Furniture


Textiles Heritage

Once the sweatshirt capitol of the world, Martinsville-Henry County has been home to many great entrepreneurs. Discover the innovation of our area textile manufacturers as you explore the Textile Heritage Trail, part of the Southern Textile Heritage Corridor.