Founded in 1833, Martinsville is located in rich, agricultural Clark County. Nestled along the Old National Road (today Rt 40), Martinsville is primarily a farming community, but we also have small manufacturing plants, among other growing businesses. Located right along I-70, Martinsville gives central access to travel between Indianapolis and St. Louis, making it an ideal location for new businesses. The Illinois Office of Tourism (IOT) and the Land of Lincoln Regional Tourism Office recognized The Moonshine Store, located in Martinsville, Illinois, as a recipient of the “Enjoy Illinois: Delicious Destination” award. Pictured are Heather Wilkins, from the Land of Lincoln Regional Tourism Office, and Phil Reeds, Mayor of Martinsville, presenting the award to Helen, the proprietor of The Moonshine Store – right side. The award recognizes local food establishments around the state that are authentically Illinois and beloved destinations for visitors and locals alike. Congratulations to The Moonshine Store!
The “On The Old National Road” video was produced by the Illinois National Road organization.
Community meetings will resume on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm, in the basement of the library.
Our new state-of-the-art high school opened its doors in 2011, and we are proud to have added a new church building for the First Baptist Church to our community in 2011 as well. We are working hard to continue to improve our community and meet our residents’ needs! We look forward to your visit.
Martinsville, it’s small, it’s friendly, it’s home and WE ARE GROWING!
The City of Martinsville welcomes Chad Bowman as our new Chief of Police.
Chad is a 2002 graduate of Marshall High School. Upon graduating high school, he began working in his grandparents’ pallet mill. He was also a part time UPS delivery driver, and attended Ivy Tech for a criminal justice degree. In 2005, Chad was accepted and hired by the Terre Haute City Police Department, where he enjoyed an extremely successful career which included making several high risk arrests and receiving 2 Life Saving Awards. In 2009, Chad married Kylee (Brown) Bowman, a 2004 Marshall High School graduate and a 2009 St Mary of the Woods graduate. Their first child, Blake, was born in 2010. In 2011, they relocated to Brownsburg, Indiana, where Chad worked as a full time police officer. Their second child, Ella was born while they were in Brownsburg. Chad is looking forward to serving the community of Martinsville. His goal is to continue to keep it a safe and secure place to raise a family. Kylee has returned to Clark County E-911 as a dispatcher. Chad says, “We appreciate this wonderful opportunity to return to Clark County and to raise our family here in Martinsville. We are very excited to be a part of the community and look forward to a long, prosperous career and life with the community of Martinsville.”