Literacy, Southwest Virginia, Northwest North Carolina and Northeast Tennessee - 1850

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New River Notes — Complete

January 21, 2014

After about two years of work we have completed a major upgrade to New River Notes. On January 21, 2014 we switched in the last of the updated files and final page revisions.

In January 2013 we introduced the new site layout but because there were many pages left to do there was a big red Under Construction on the front page. A year later we've finished all of the pages that were on the original site. Construction is complete. We have a great looking site full of material to help you in your research and possibly entertain you.

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New River Notes

January 6, 2013

New River Notes, a leading genealogy resource for the New River Valley of North Carolina and Virginia, launched its new look website today.

new river valley mapNew River Notes was originally launched in 1998 by Jeffrey C. Weaver providing New River Valley researchers with a new wealth of information and that tradition is continued today by the Grayson County, Virginia Heritage Foundation, Inc.

Welcome and we hope you enjoy our new look. For more information on the changes and plans see posts on the GCVHF Google+ Page.

Literacy, Southwest Virginia, Northwest North Carolina and Northeast Tennessee - 1850

County Free
Population
Cannot Read and Write
Whites
Cannot Read and Write
Free Blacks
Total Illiterate Percent
Male Female Total Male Female Total
Virginia
Carroll 5755 313 639 952 2 4 6 958 33.3%
Grayson 6178 59 72 131 0 0 0 131 04.2%
Lee 9480 583 1175 1758 4 11 15 1773 37.2%
Montgomery 6888 199 237 436 4 10 14 450 13.1%
Pulaski 3647 179 313 492 5 6 11 503 23.9%
Scott 9356 330 530 860 - - - 860 17.6%
Smyth 7098 186 276 462 20 27 47 509 14.3%
Tazewell 8882 566 940 1506 - - - 1506 33.9%
Washington 12481 166 227 393 - - - 393 06.3%
Wythe 9839 588 1085 1673 27 27 54 1727 35.1%
State Wide 949133 30244 46761 77005 5141 6374 11515 88520 18.7%
North Carolina
Ashe 8182 219 398 617 6 6 12 629 15.4%
Caldwell 5114 376 717 1093 12 21 33 1126 44.0%
Surry 10308 1035 2128 3163 36 50 86 3249 63.0%
Watauga 3306 196 320 516 2 1 3 519 33.2%
Wilkes 10957 390 577 967 - - - 967 17.6%
State Wide 580491 26239 47327 73327 3099 3758 6857 80083 2 7.6%
Tennessee
Carter 5943 364 643 1007 6 5 11 1018 34.3%
Hawkins 11680 259 183 442 7 6 13 455 08.3%
Greene 16731 908 2066 2974 37 32 69 3038 36.3 %
Johnson 3499 251 507 758 - - - 758 43.3%
Sullivan 10738 370 401 771 6 18 24 795 14.7%
Washington 12931 816 887 1703 16 19 35 1738 2 6.3%
State Wide 763258 28469 49053 77522 506 591 1097 7 8114 20.5%