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Emmett Forrest Branch: 31st Governor of Indiana

Far from the only political figure to emerge from Martinsville, Indiana, Emmett Forrest Branch‘s reign was perhaps one of the most short lived. He served as the 31st Governor of Indiana from April 30, 1924 to January 12, 1925, a term of less than a year that’s only topped (or bottomed?) by the 13th Governor […]

Paintball Indiana: Fast, Fearsome Fun for All Age

Paintball Indiana is the paintball facility servicing all of the greater Southside Indianapolis area in Central Indiana. With twenty acres of outdoor paintball fields, Paintball Indiana has been around since 1994, a year not too far distant from the game’s original inception. Martinsville children of all ages share this fun venue with tons of other […]

Antique Hunting: Finding the Treasures of Martinsville

Antique hunting in Martinsville, Indiana has become a favorite pastime for antique lovers from other nearby cities in Indiana, as well as the locals. It’s become something of a standard practice, for example, for Hoosiers from all around the area, even neighboring Indianapolis, to come for one of the Martinsville festivals such as the Fall […]

Morgan-Monroe State Forest: Glory and Hardwoods in Martinsville, Indiana

The Morgan-Monroe State Forest resides on the southern edge of Martinsville, Indiana and spans the Morgan and Monroe counties. This vast expanse of natural beauty consists of 24,000 acres, making it the second-largest Indiana state forest. The Morgan-Monroe State Forest was created in 1929 by the state. Its rocky soil was poor for agriculture and […]

Martinsville Pending Sales Continue Slide in June, 2010

Real Estate Report by m.s.Woods Real Estate, LLC. –  If there was anything redeeming about the fact that total pending sales in Martinsville, Indiana decreased 28.6 percent in June, 2010 it had to be the fact that it was not as large as the 45-percent decrease that occurred in May, when 22 pending transactions vacated […]

Martinsville Real Estate Inventory Up as Sales Fall in May, 2010

Real Estate Report by m.s.Woods Real Estate, LLC. –  While there were more homes for sale there were fewer actual sales in Martinsville, Indiana in May, 2010. While this is a good statistical combination if you’re a buyer, it’s probably not such a good one for sellers. The total number of Martinsville homes for sale […]

Martinsville Real Estate Market Rumbles Ahead in April

Real Estate Report by m.s.Woods Real Estate, LLC. –  Since falling into the gutter with just 13 sales in January of 2010, Martinsville home sales have continued on a more or less linear path of improvement, rising from 14 sales in February to 22 in March, and most recently, to 31 in April. This is […]

Martinsville Real Estate Market Continues Rise from Winter Doldrums

Real Estate Report by m.s.Woods Real Estate, LLC. –  The Martinsville real estate market continued its rise from the winter doldrums with increases in two key metrics: homes sales and pending sales. There was a 34.8-percent increase in the number of pending sales, with 31 in March versus 14 in February. Pending sales were up […]

Legendary College Basketball Coach John Wooden: Unmatched after 99 Years

When it comes to college basketball coaches, there is probably no name more legendary across the boards than that of John Wooden. Born in the one-horse hamlet of Hall, Indiana, some ten miles northwest of Martinsville and 25 miles southwest of Indianapolis, John Robert Wooden will remain a legend as long as the game of […]

Martinsville Real Estate Report

Real Estate Report by m.s.Woods Real Estate, LLC. –  Unlike a majority of other Central Indiana cities the total number of homes sold in Martinsville, Indiana did not increase with the onset of spring, but instead held steady at 13.  This, however, doesn’t take into account the significant jump in the total number of pending […]

Firehouse Pub Bar

The Firehouse Pub is a popular Martinsville bar at the hub the nightlife action in Martinsville, Indiana, a satellite city of Indianapolis. At the Firehouse Pub, weekends see quite a draw from in town and from neighboring cities in Indiana, such as Stines Mill Corner, Cope, Fewell Rhoades, Hyndsdale, Trafalgar and Franklin. Smokin’ greater Indianapolis […]

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