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Martinsville, Virginia

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The location of Martinsville

Welcome to Martinsville ...

The location of Martinsville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Martinsville has a population of 13,142 people<2> (see below for details).

The city of Martinsville is 1,010 feet [308 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Martinsville lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Martinsville: (276)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Martinsville had a population of 13,821 people.

The population of Martinsville represents 0.17% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 37th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 13,821 people, the population of Martinsville decreased 10.35% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 15,416 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Martinsville had an population of 13,142 people. This is a decrease of 4.91% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.75% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Martinsville.

Communities near Martinsville ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Martinsville and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Eden (NC)   [Map]   15,041   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Mayodan (NC)   [Map]   2,409   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Stoneville (NC)   [Map]   1,249   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bassett   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Chatmoss   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Horse Pasture   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Martinsville.

Communities Also Named Martinsville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Virginia communities named Martinsville: This one is located in and the other is located in Henry County.

Beyond Virginia, there are 21 communities that are also named Martinsville - they are located in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky (2), Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York (2), Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Martinsville.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Martinsville. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Martinsville. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Martinsville. Our list includes 9 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Martinsville:

Websites for Martinsville ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Martinsville ...

Looking for more information about Martinsville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Martinsville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Martinsville.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Martinsville:

The official website for State of Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Martinsville.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Martinsville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Martinsville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Martinsville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Martinsville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Martinsville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6915, Longitude: -79.8725     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Martinsville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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