Henry County, Virginia (Images of America Series)

Henry County, Virginia (Images of America Series)

by Thomas D. Perry
     
 

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Formed in January 1777, Henry County was named for the Commonwealth of Virginia's first governor, Patrick Henry, who lived in the county from 1779 until 1784. Located along the border of North Carolina, the county was once home to the famous antebellum Hairston family. In the 20th century, textiles, furniture, and the chemical manufacturer DuPont made up the large… See more details below

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Formed in January 1777, Henry County was named for the Commonwealth of Virginia's first governor, Patrick Henry, who lived in the county from 1779 until 1784. Located along the border of North Carolina, the county was once home to the famous antebellum Hairston family. In the 20th century, textiles, furniture, and the chemical manufacturer DuPont made up the large industrial base of the county. With the recent outsourcing of jobs, the county has turned to other economic sources such as the Martinsville Speedway, Virginia Museum of Natural History, and the Bassett Historical Center, which provided most of the photographs in this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738567044
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
03/02/2009
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
127
Sales rank:
1,367,158
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

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