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Martinsville

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Martinsville is an independent city near the southern border of the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,821. It is the county seat of Henry County, although the two are separate jurisdictions. The Bureau of Economic Analysis combines the city of Martinsville with Henry County for statistical purposes.Martinsville is the principal city of the Martinsville Micropolitan Statistical Area, with a population of 73,346 as of the 2000 census.The paper clip-shaped Martinsville Speedway, the shortest track in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at 0.526mi and one of the first paved "speedways," is located just outside the city near the town of Ridgeway.HistoryMartinsville was founded by American Revolutionary War General, Indian agent and explorer Joseph Martin, born in Albemarle County. He developed his plantation Scuffle Hill on the banks of the Smith River near the present-day southern city limits. General Martin and revolutionary patriot Patrick Henry, who lived briefly in Henry County and for whom the county is named, were good friends.
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Popular things to do in Martinsville

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Auto Race Track
Martinsville Speedway
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Duration: 2 hours
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Natural History Museum
Virginia Museum of Natural History
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
Dick & Willie Passage Rail Trail
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Museum
Piedmont Arts
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Martinsville

Neighborhood
Downtown Mt. Airy Mount Airy
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Duration: 4 hours
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Historic Site
Mabry Mill Meadows of Dan
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
The Andy Griffith Museum Mount Airy
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Duration: 2 hours
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Landmark
Floyd's City Barbershop Mount Airy
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Duration: 2 hours

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