Martinsville, city (1990 pop. 16,162), seat of Henry co., S Va., in the Blue Ridge foothills near the N.C. line; founded 1793, inc. as a city 1928. Tobacco is processed, and furniture, prefabricated homes, textiles, clothing, wood and plastic products, machinery, chemicals, and transportation equipment are manufactured.
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