Patrick County, Virginia Historical Society & Museum

Museum and Family Research Center

Preserving Our Heritage

President: Henry G. Ayers

Vice Pres: Larry Hopkins

Treasurer: David Sheley

Secretary: John Reynolds

Welcome to History!  Begun in 1971, with donations of money and many items from throughout the county, the museum held its first open house in March of 1973 at the Buena Vista location where it resided for nearly twenty years.  In 1991, the museum moved to its present location; a new building on Blue Ridge Street which houses both the local library and the museum.  (U.S. 58 W. Business in uptown Stuart)

As an asset belonging to all the people of Patrick County, the museum contains old photographs, newspapers, tools, books, and countless other artifacts, all in a modern, climate controlled setting  There are artifacts from the Civil War through WWII;  weapons, uniforms, photographs and Civil War Regimental histories.

The genealogy section contains family histories compiled by a number of noted genealogists, and there are birth, death, and marriage records that have been extracted from the courthouse records including nearby counties.  A computer holding many family data bases can be accessed by staff to search for relatives.

To contact us:

116 W. Blue Ridge Street

P.O. Box 1045

Stuart, VA 24171                                                                                                

Phone: (276) 694-2840

  Membership Information

Webmaster: Eunice Kirkman

Copyright 2005 Patrick County Historical Society

HISTORY OF PATRICK COUNTY, VIRGINIA,

by Patrick County Historical Society, is a 470 page study of the county, with chapters on settlement, communities, churches, schools, businesses, industries, and county’s participation in military service.  Sketches of many early families are included.  It is available for study and/or purchase at the museum.  SEE Publications

Staff members will research on a limited basis without charge and often can refer requests to researching family members.   Materials will be copied for mailing at the cost of $0.15 per page plus postage expense.  Anyone wishing staff research should be very specific in requests in order to save time and money.  Address queries to the Society at P. O. Box 1045, or call (276) 694-2840 during museum hours. 

The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  and at other times by appointment.