Martinsville, Virginia


Meet Virginia King

Meet a Martinsville Insider, Virginia R. King.  A board member of the Martinsville-Henry County Historical Society, Virginia is very involved in Uptown Martinsville.  Virginia and her husband, Mervyn, were in charge of the restoration of the Courthouse in Martinsville.  The couple also owns 16 different properties throughout Uptown such as the Jefferson Plaza (Hugo's and The Daily Grind are found here), New College Institute, and Theatre Works.  This Kansas native has lived in Martinsville-Henry County for almost 50 years and has contributed so much to the area.  Here are Virginia's tips for enjoying Martinsville-Henry County, Virginia.

Where do you take friends and family when they come to town?

"I am proud to show visiting friends and family the Heritage Center and Museum and the Virginia Museum of Natural History.  If they like outdoor activities, I take them on either the Dick and Willie Trail or the Fieldale Trail."

Where do you go to enjoy sports and recreation?

"My husband and I love biking on the City Spur Trail and the Dick and Willie Trail.  We are pleased to have such nice rail-trails in our community."

What is the best-kept secret in Martinsville-Henry County?

 "Many people do not realize that we have six Consignment, Antique and Collectible stores Uptown [such as Junkbabies].  They are great places to buy unique and affordable clothes, home decor and gift items."

Where do you go to enjoy Martinsville-Henry County's arts-and-entertainment scene?

"We love going to the Theatre Works productions.  There are so many entertainment opportunities here locally that sometimes we have a problem of deciding which event to go to."

What is the most interesting tidbit about King Properties?

"It has been a challenge but also fun turning several historic buildings in Uptown for new uses.  We love living in Uptown."

Get out to explore Martinsville-Henry County and see for yourself...