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Overview

Introduction to Martinsville, Virginia

Martinsville, Virginia is 41 miles S of Roanoke, Virginia (center to center) and 92 miles NW of Raleigh, North Carolina.

Martinsville History

Martinsville was founded by General Joseph Martin who fought in the American Revolutionary War. He had a plantation called "Scuffle Hill," situated on the banks of Smith River, which, at present, falls near the southern limits of the city. In the early years, the primary industry of the area was the manufacture of plug chewing tobacco. The Henry County area went on to acquire a reputation as the "plug tobacco capital of the world."

Martinsville and nearby Attractions

  • Martinsville Speedway
  • Oak Level Raceway
  • Philpott Lake
  • Fairy Stone State Park
  • Smith Mountain Lake
  • Piedmont Arts Association

Things To Do In Martinsville

The Virginia Museum of Natural History is a very interesting place with its scale models of prehistoric creatures, such as the dinosaur and their actual tracks. Racing fans should visit the Martinsville Speedway which hosts NASCAR races. The city’s leisure department regularly organizes a wide variety of cultural and recreational activities. The city’s museums, parks, and lakes provide a diverse array of recreational activities.

Martinsville Transportation

The Piedmont Triad International Airport is nearby.

Martinsville Higher Education

Patrick Henry Community College is the nearest college. Virginia Western Community College and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro are some distance away.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,551
Male Share of the Population45.9%
Female Share of the Population54.1%
Senior Citizens20.6%
Employed Population 16+5,286
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married40.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.3%
Median Earnings25+$29,232
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,255
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,427

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,713
% Above Poverty Level75.9%
% Below Poverty Level24.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone37.6%
Median Gross Rent$629
Median House Value$88,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)46.2%
English8.4%
Irish4.9%
Scottish1.6%
French Except Basque1.4%
Italian1.1%
Dutch0.9%
African0.9%
Welsh0.7%
Polish0.6%
Ethiopian0.4%
Greek0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
German0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Iranian0.1%
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Martinsville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Henry County, Martinsville City
Standard Zip Codes24112
P.O. Box Zip Codes24113, 24114, 24115
Phone Area Codes276
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude36.68
Approximate Longitude-79.86

Martinsville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationMARTINSVILLE FILTER PLT
Distance1.7 miles
Jan Temp22 to 46 F
Apr Temp38 to 69 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 70 F
Annual Precip45.6 inches
StationPHILPOTT DAM 2
Distance12.4 miles
Jan Temp26 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 68 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp44 to 70 F
Annual Precip50.3 inches
StationROCKY MOUNT
Distance21.2 miles
Jan Temp26 to 45 F
Apr Temp42 to 68 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp44 to 68 F
Annual Precip46.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Danville42,360$44,329
Ridgeway813$52,083
Rocky Mount4,782$43,881
Stuart1,639$31,818

Martinsville Public Libraries

Blue Ridge Regional Library
310 E. CHURCH STREET
Martinsville, Virginia
(276) 403-5430

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Martinsville Hospitals

Memorial Hospital Of Martinsville And Henry County
(Proprietary)
320 Hospital Drive
(276) 666-7200

Martinsville Public Schools

Albert Harris Elem
710 Smith Road
ZIP: 24112
(276) 403-5838
Primary
Total Enrollment 558
Breaking Barriers Alternative Ed/henry Co
340 Ridgedale Drive
ZIP: 24112
(540) 634-4717
Carver Elem
220 Trott Circle
ZIP: 24112
(276) 957-2226
Primary
Total Enrollment 527
Clearview Early Childhood Ctr.
800 Ainsley Street
ZIP: 24112
(276) 403-5800
Primary
Total Enrollment 132
Laurel Park Middle
280 Laurel Park Avenue
ZIP: 24112
(276) 632-7216
Middle
Total Enrollment 754
Martinsville High
351 Commonwealth Blvd
ZIP: 24112
(276) 403-5870
High
Total Enrollment 671
Martinsville Middle
201 Brown St
ZIP: 24112
(276) 403-5886
Middle
Total Enrollment 447
Mt. Olivet Elem
255 Lancer Lane
ZIP: 24112
(276) 638-1022
Primary
Total Enrollment 310
Patrick Henry Elem
1810 Church Street Ext.
ZIP: 24112
(276) 403-5812
Primary
Total Enrollment 492
Piedmont Gov. Sch. For Math./sci./tech.
1425 Greensboro Road
ZIP: 24112
(276) 656-0249
Rich Acres Elem
400 Rich Acres School Rd
ZIP: 24112
(276) 638-3366
Primary
Total Enrollment 265
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