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Henry County

Formation Date: 1776
Formed From: Pittsylvania County

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Henry County was named for Patrick Henry, revolutionary leader and the first governor of the commonwealth of Virginia. It was formed from Pittsylvania County in 1776. Its area is 385 square miles, and the county seat is Martinsville. According to the 2000 census, its population is 57,930.

Original Records at The Library of Virginia: Yes