Martinsville is a city in Washington Area, Morgan Area, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 11,828 at the 2010 USA Census. The city is the region seat of Morgan County. Martinsville was founded in 1822. It is claimed to be named for John Martin, an area commissioner. A post workplace has functioned at Martinsville because 1823. The Morgan County Courthouse, finished in 1859, includes a red brick and also Italianate layout, and is among the few pre-Civil War courthouses in Indiana. Designer Isaac Hodgson designed the courthouse, and it was developed by Perry Magnus Blankenship. Hodgson designed 6 Indiana courthouses consisting of Jennings County Courthouse (1859 ), Morgan Region (1857), Henry Court, Bartholomew Court (1871), and his largest in Marion Area, in Indianapolis. In 1899, Eugene Shireman, a Martinsville business owner, transformed his overload land into fisheries and started Grassyfork Fisheries. As soon as dubbed the “Goldfish Resources of the World”, today Martinsville has numerous large fisheries that market fish to many components of the globe. Shireman’s actions changed the landscape of the Martinsville location, as well as his fisheries can be seen today throughout Shireman class. Martinsville is additionally home to various other fisheries. From 1888 up until 1968, site visitors looked for the Martinsville’s sanitaria for health and wellness benefits from their artesian mineral water. Over almost 100 years, practically a dozen sanitaria were in operation for different periods of time, consisting of the very first black day spa in Martinsville. Albert Merritt (1871– 1958), owner of the Young boys’ Club in Martinsville, birthed near Bowling Environment-friendly, was the kid of freedmen. He pertained to Martinsville Mineral Springs Sanitarium in the 1890s from a job as a porter at the Sennings Hotel in Louisville, as well as lived at the sanitarium for the rest of his life, never marrying. He collaborated with the youngsters of Martinsville for fifty years, developing a clubhouse on North Marion Street. Merritt Park on the northwest end of town is called for Albert. Site visitors would certainly travel by rail and roadway to bathe and also rejuvenate in the mineral springtimes as well as waters. Many stars saw Martinsville in the very early 20th century to take pleasure in the mineral waters as well as medical spas for their viewed restorative and also restorative top qualities. In 1892, the Old Hickory Furnishings Company was developed. The Morgan Area Town library’s Digital Archive has a collection of photographs of Old Hickory furniture consisting of some display screens for Marshall Area & Co. In the last few years, Martinsville has a selection of different businesses, with the courthouse square and also midtown location being host to a number of locally had restaurants, bakeries, and stores, as well as locations like the Grand Valley Shopping Center as well as Artesian Square being host to a variety of restaurant chains and retail stores. In 2014, a regional judge maintained an initiative by the city to annex adequate land to enhance the size of the city by a 3rd, making I-69 the frontage road for the city. More than a loads Martinsville areas are noted on the National Register of Historic Places. Since the demographics of 2010, there were 11,828 individuals, 4,610 houses, and 2,990 family members staying in the city. The population density was 2,634.3 residents per square mile (1,017.1/ km2). There were 5,073 housing systems at an ordinary thickness of 1,129.8 per square mile (436.2/ km2). The racial make-up of the city was 97.5% White, 0.2% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.4% Eastern, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.5% from other races, and 1.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any kind of race were 1.3% of the populace. There were 4,610 families of which 33.6% had kids under the age of 18 living with them, 44.0% were wed pairs cohabiting, 14.3% had a women householder without any hubby present, 6.5% had a male homeowner without any better half present, and also 35.1% were non-families. 29.5% of all homes were composed of people and 12.9% had somebody living alone that was 65 years old or older. The ordinary family size was 2.47 and also the ordinary family size was 3.03. The mean age in the city was 36.6 years. 25% of citizens were under the age of 18; 10.2% were in between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.8% were from 25 to 44; 24.4% were from 45 to 64; as well as 14.5% were 65 years old or older. The sex makeup of the city was 48.6% male as well as 51.4% woman.