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Henry County land and farms offer diverse opportunities for developers, investors, homebuyers and sportsmen looking for low wages, skilled labor and a wealth of natural resources. Located in the Appalachian region, Henry County land is bordered by Franklin, Pittsylvania and Patrick counties in Virginia and Rockingham and Stokes counties in North Carolina. The independent City of Martinsville is situated in the middle of the county and, although independent, serves as the county seat. The 384- square-mile county is home to 50,557 residents. US Highway 58 provides easy access for shipping, attending NASCAR races and for visitors wanting to take advantage of the natural resources and local attractions. Top private employers include CPFilms, Monogram Management Services, GSI Solutions, Hanes Brands Inc. and Bassett Furniture. Farming also plays a role in the county’s economic base. Farmland covers 45,527 acres, and livestock and poultry equal 84% of agricultural sales. Turkeycock Wildlife Management Area is used for hunting, trapping, fishing, horseback riding and bird watching. Hunters can hunt turkeys, raccoons, deer and bears. Fishermen can snag trout and other species. Henry County Schools provide public education. Patrick Henry Community College and New College Institute offer higher education.