Martinsville, Virginia

Things to Do

Civil War Trails Historic Marker

Heritage & History

Martinsville-Henry County, VA is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails with an official historic marker located in Uptown Martinsville in the Courthouse Plaza. The marker sits across from the front-side of the former Henry County Courthouse, which is now the Martinsville-Henry County Heritage Center & Museum. Along with a few pictures, the Martinsville-Henry County Civil War Trail historic marker reads: “Near War’s End Henry Courthouse Engagement.” “Stoneman’s Raid.”

One of the last engagements of the Civil War in Virginia took place here on April 8, 1865 when Union Col. William J. Palmer’ brigade of Gen. George Stoneman’s command swept through Henry County.

If you are intrigued by the history of this engagement, be sure to stop by the Courthouse Plaza to take a look at the marker and read the full story.