Monday, Wednesday, Thursday - 10:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday - 12:00pm-5:00pm
Friday - 10:00am-2:00pm
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Professional Distinction: Exhibition, Instruction
The Bassett Historical Center is a repository for all genealogical research and local history for this area. Our collection is one of the best in the Piedmont and in southwest Virginia, and we are known throughout the United States. People have visited the Center from each state in the United States and from fifteen foreign countries.
The Historical Center has all published and some unpublished material on Henry, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Franklin, and Floyd counties in Virginia, and Rockingham, Surry, and Stokes counties in North Carolina. We have over 10,000 family files, family records, census records, marriage records, wills, deeds, tax lists, death registers, and cemetery records, as well as several microfilm collections. We have some records for all Virginia counties, as well as records for many North Carolina counties and counties in West Virginia, South Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Much of the unpublished information is available only at the Center. Native American information is also available here, as well as one of the best Civil War collections in the Commonwealth.
From Roanoke: Follow 220 South. About an hour from Roanoke take exit 57A. Turn right and go through 4 stoplights. At the fourth stoplight, Bassett Historical Center is the building on the right after going under the light.
From Greensboro or Winston Salem: Follow 220 North towards Roanoke. Take exit 57A and turn left. Go under 4 stoplights. At the fourth stoplight, Bassett Historical Center is the building on the right after going under the light.