Place:Bassett, Henry, Virginia, United States

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NameBassett
Alt namesBassettssource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS51001219
TypeCommunity
Coordinates36.76°N 79.987°W
Located inHenry, Virginia, United States
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Bassett is a census-designated place (CDP) in Henry County, Virginia, United States. The population was 1,100 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Martinsville Micropolitan Statistical Area. The town was founded along a rail line by the same family that later started Bassett Furniture. Bassett Furniture's headquarters have remained in Bassett, Va., since it began in 1902. A few miles outside of Bassett is Billy's Flea Market, which is home to frequent traditional music and dance shows in the traditions of the Blue Ridge area, as well as an annual Jamboree.

Bassett's Riverside Park was home to the "Furniture Makers" in the 1939-1940 Bi-State League during the 1939-1940 seasons.

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