John Redd Smith Elementary School

Henry County built John Redd Smith School, completed in 1952 in the town of Collinsville, when the region experienced an unprecedented era of prosperity. With the return of young men […]

The Highlands

The Highlands, near Stanleytown in Henry County, is a Tudor Revival manorial residence built during 1936-37 for furniture executive W. Burton Dillon and his wife, Alma McManaway Dillon. The two-story […]

Virginia Home

Virginia Home, constructed in 1920, was directly associated with the labor history of Fieldale, a mill and company town in Henry County, built at the close of World War I […]


Ingleside sits outside of the town of Ridgeway, six miles from the North Carolina line. The two-story, three-bay, center-passage-plan frame house stands on a prominence between Mica Road, historically the […]

Eltham Manor

Eltham Manor resides near the town of Bassett in the Blue Ridge foothills. North Carolina architect William Roy Wallace designed the 1936 Georgian Revival mansion for furniture company executive William […]

Old Turner Place

The Old Turner Place is located just west of the small village of Henry on a creek called Larkin’s Branch. A two-story log house with tall sandstone chimneys and a […]

Grassdale Farm

Grassdale Farm, located in the southwest Henry County community of Spencer, is notable for its many surviving 19th- and early 20th-century structures. They include the stylish plantation house and numerous […]

Spencer-Penn School

Consolidated schools such as the Spencer-Penn School in Henry County fulfilled important roles in the educational and civic life of rural communities in Virginia for generations of students and their […]

Marshall Field and Company Clubhouse

Built in 1917, in conjunction with the town of Fieldale and its mills, the Marshall Field and Company Clubhouse collectively brought an immediate million dollars into the local economy and […]

Fairy Stone State Park Historic District

Fairy Stone State Park was developed between 1933 and 1940, through the construction labor of 600 Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) workers. Its hilly and mountainous terrain on 4,750 acres in […]