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WhatsNew:

GCVHF - Second Saturday

April 1, 2013

The GCVHF office will be opened for researchers on the second Saturday of the month. We're offering the Saturday hours primarily for people who can't get to the office during the work week.

Second Saturday hours will begin April 13th and go to October 12th. We'll be open from 10 AM to 4 PM. See our calendar at www.graysonheritage.org/events for our full office schedule.

This Second Saturday program is part of an effort to better connect with the local community. It will require more time from our current office volunteers. More volunteers are needed. If you like helping others and have time to work in our office during these Saturdays or other days contact us.

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 Jeffery 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.

New River Notes Photo Gallery

Collection of historic and current photos mostly covering the upper New River area of southwestern Virginia and nortwestern North Carolina


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Category Albums Files
Mystery PhotosA collection of unidentified photos.
1 12
Mystery Photos


MYSTERYGIRL001.jpg

A collection of unknown images.

12 files, last one added on Sep 19, 2013
Album viewed 6310 times

 

1 albums on 1 page(s)

New River Notes Photographs and ImagesThis category is for photos and images associated with pages on NRN.
3 53
Agriculture


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[Note this article appeared in an 1874 issue of Harper's Montly Magazine]

There is no apology needed for beginning our review with farming implements. However disinclinded a citizen my be to blister his hands by chopping fire wood or mauling rails, he freely admits the respectability of the employment and its ancient fame. Admitting then, the precedence of the husbandman, we will first look at the principal agricultural tool--the plow.

This tool has never outgrown its resemblance to the forked limb which was first used as a hoe and then as a plow. With such tools as they could muster, men shaped the tough limbs and crotches of trees into implements. The forked piece (A) was trimed and became the hoe (B), a thong binding the handle and blade portions to prevent their splitting apart. We give pictures ) of two ancient Egyptian hoes now in the Berlin Musuem. A similiar one may be seen in the Abbott Musuem, New York. Two suitable sticks (D) were notched and lashed together. Two other resources of a people desititute of metal are shown (E, F), one, of the South Sea Islanders, the blade of a scapula, the other made of a walrus tooth on a handle. It is show (G, H, I) how men made plows from similar materials, one limb formed the share, the other the beam; or (as in I) one the beam and the other the handle and sole, with a point which forms the share.

14 files, last one added on Mar 14, 2013
Album viewed 10849 times

Maps


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1 files, last one added on Sep 16, 2013
Album viewed 571 times

Portraits of the Founders of America


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These images were published in The Journal of American History in 1910.

38 files, last one added on Jan 06, 2014
Album viewed 1353 times

 

3 albums on 1 page(s)

New River Valley PeoplePeople of the Upper New River Valley of North Carolina and Virginia
15 915
Alleghany County, NC People


poolecharlie.jpg

29 files, last one added on Oct 20, 2007
Album viewed 7146 times

Ashe County, NC People


Blevinsdavid.jpg

268 files, last one added on Apr 15, 2008
Album viewed 9879 times

Carroll County, VA People


EdwardRiceWall.jpg

16 files, last one added on Oct 08, 2007
Album viewed 2052 times

Grayson County, Flatridge Area


GCRussellJr-FredPerkins.jpg

1 files, last one added on Feb 10, 2013
Album viewed 1986 times

Giles County, VA People


johnstonhg.jpg

4 files, last one added on Feb 13, 2007
Album viewed 976 times

Grayson County and City of Galax, VA People


Children_001.jpg

Photos of people who live or lived in Grayson County, VA or the City of Galax, Virginia.

339 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2013
Album viewed 24535 times

Montgomery County, VA People


hiawathabigsix.jpg

2 files, last one added on Jul 23, 2007
Album viewed 1170 times

Pulaski County, VA People


dunpery7b.jpg

35 files, last one added on Feb 18, 2013
Album viewed 1366 times

Smyth County, VA People


comerralph2.jpg

102 files, last one added on Nov 09, 2010
Album viewed 8468 times

Surry County, NC People


GrandmaMedley.jpg

5 files, last one added on Apr 01, 2006
Album viewed 2061 times

Tazewell County, VA People


medleywmh.jpg

8 files, last one added on Sep 26, 2006
Album viewed 1625 times

Washington County, VA People


GrannyJohnson2.jpg

64 files, last one added on Mar 24, 2008
Album viewed 1966 times

15 albums on 2 page(s) 1

Family AlbumsThis category contains collections of photos from families of the upper New River Valley area.
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Anderson


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5 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 453 times

Cantor - Whittaker Families


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21 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 3694 times

Matney Family Photographs


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Miscellaneous Matney Family Photographs

The following photographs are courtesy of Victoria Stewart, and are of unknown individuals believed to be members of the Matney Family of Watauga County, North Carolina. If you are able to identify any of these individuals, please contact Victoria Stewart. Many thanks.

6 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2013
Album viewed 276 times

Sexton Family Photo Album


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5 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 386 times

Smitteel Family Album of Grayson County, Virginia


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The following photographs were provided by the Bookhouse, 805 N. Emerson St., Arlington, Virginia 22205. Phone 703-527-7797 Natalie Hughes, Proprietor. - Many thanks

Only four of these photos are identified. Most are 1/9th plate tin types, although a few are cart-de- visitie type (paper) photographs. One of the unidentified photos has a backmark stating that it was made by "Wilson & Welsh, Photographers, Summerfield, Grayson Co., Va."

21 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2013
Album viewed 206 times

Warren Family Photographs


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4 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2013
Album viewed 364 times

Andrew Weaver Family Photo Album



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Album viewed 0 times

Welsh Records


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Courtesy of Roderick Coats

2 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2013
Album viewed 395 times

8 albums on 1 page(s)

North Carolina CountiesContains images from the North Carolina Counties of the Upper New River Valley
6 740
Alleghany County, NC


marionmotel.jpg

110 files, last one added on Apr 15, 2008
Album viewed 620 times

Ashe County, NC


HeltonSchool(ca1915-20).jpg

386 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2013
Album viewed 4020 times

Caldwell County, NC


lenoirroses.jpg

17 files, last one added on Sep 19, 2013
Album viewed 9166 times

Surry County, NC


araratriver.jpg

44 files, last one added on Oct 15, 2007
Album viewed 1629 times

Watauga County, NC


blowingrock1955.jpg

116 files, last one added on Apr 16, 2008
Album viewed 1364 times

Wilkes County, NC


brinegarcabin.jpg

67 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2013
Album viewed 2553 times

6 albums on 1 page(s)

Tennessee Counties & PeopleImages of neighboring Tennessee Counties
5 189
Carter County, TN


elizabethtonpo.jpg

18 files, last one added on Nov 12, 2007
Album viewed 325 times

Johnson County, TN


backbonerock1940.jpg

56 files, last one added on Jun 20, 2007
Album viewed 440 times

Sullivan County, TN


bluffcityrrbridge.jpg

48 files, last one added on Nov 10, 2010
Album viewed 483 times

Sullivan County, TN People


DarcusAdaladeandEstherMagdalineSmith0002.jpg

14 files, last one added on Feb 06, 2007
Album viewed 1349 times

Washington County, TN


soldiershome.jpg

53 files, last one added on Nov 12, 2007
Album viewed 419 times

 

5 albums on 1 page(s)

User GalleriesThis category contains albums that belong to and uploaded by New River Notes Photo Gallery users.
2 3
Virginia CountiesContains images from the Virginia Counties of the Upper New River Valley
14 2,351
Bland County, VA


bluegrasstrail.jpg

12 files, last one added on Feb 20, 2007
Album viewed 881 times

Carroll County, VA


Llama(2).jpg

52 files, last one added on Feb 19, 2008
Album viewed 2048 times

Dickenson County, VA


dcty12.jpg

9 files, last one added on Sep 19, 2013
Album viewed 312 times

Grayson County, VA, Western Communities


Flora_Baker_Reed_and_Children_Courtesy_of_Louise_Vanover_Vore.jpg

4 files, last one added on Feb 16, 2013
Album viewed 935 times

Floyd County, VA


hotelbrame.jpg

12 files, last one added on Jul 28, 2007
Album viewed 561 times

Giles County, VA


nrgiles38.jpg

26 files, last one added on Oct 09, 2007
Album viewed 503 times

Grayson County and City of Galax, VA


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Photos of physical features from Grayson County, and the City of Galax, Virginia.

631 files, last one added on Mar 28, 2015
Album viewed 3204 times

Montgomery County, VA


InglesCastle.jpg

109 files, last one added on Mar 08, 2008
Album viewed 1081 times

Pulaski County, VA


pulaskiaerial.jpg

48 files, last one added on Mar 08, 2008
Album viewed 7618 times

Smyth County, VA


100_1542.jpg

948 files, last one added on Nov 17, 2010
Album viewed 47389 times

Tazewell County, VA


clinchriver.jpg

56 files, last one added on Nov 17, 2010
Album viewed 1407 times

Washington County, VA


Old Train Station May2004.JPG

269 files, last one added on Nov 17, 2010
Album viewed 2353 times

14 albums on 2 page(s) 1

4,751 files in 70 albums and 8 categories with 4 comments viewed 2,020,630 times

Alexandria/Arlington County, VA


braddockhouse.jpg

40 files, last one added on Sep 13, 2007
Album viewed 184 times

Avery County, NC


splitrock.jpg

40 files, last one added on Jul 23, 2007
Album viewed 343 times

Bristol, VA


bristolcityhall.jpg

49 files, last one added on Nov 17, 2010
Album viewed 846 times

Caldwell County, NC


davenportcollege.jpg

24 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2007
Album viewed 154 times

Exiles and Emigres


poemarshall.jpg

29 files, last one added on Dec 27, 2007
Album viewed 481 times

Iredell County, NC


davieaveschool.jpg

34 files, last one added on Feb 15, 2007
Album viewed 165 times

Iredell County, NC People


264.jpg

3 files, last one added on Mar 08, 2008
Album viewed 166 times

Orange County, VA


madisonhotel.jpg

14 files, last one added on Nov 06, 2007
Album viewed 4663 times

Roanoke City and County, VA


elmwoodpark.jpg

134 files, last one added on Dec 15, 2007
Album viewed 422 times

Roanoke City and County, VA People


meadowsjt.jpg

1 files, last one added on May 18, 2006
Album viewed 152 times

Russell County, VA


castlewood.jpg

32 files, last one added on Nov 12, 2007
Album viewed 4830 times

Russell County, VA People


elkgarden1904.jpg

13 files, last one added on Mar 06, 2008
Album viewed 571 times

13 albums on 2 page(s) 1

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PapaSturgill.JPG806 viewsJohn A. Sturgill was the son of Joshua Sturgill and Phoebe Marilda Weaver. Photo courtesy of Michelle Sullivan Decker.
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100_1594.jpg670 viewsThis church occupies the same location was the Presbyterian Church which was reported here in 1773. A Primitive Baptist Church also occupied this spot from the early 1800s until about 1900, when this building was constructed. Photo April 16, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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The Big Oak Tree187 viewsThis oak tree stood at the intersection of Guffy Road (now Big Oak Lane) and Hwy 601, at the farm of Grover Cleveland Russell. Martha Luticia Ross Russell married James Fleming Russell and moved to the farm just after the Civil war and she said that the oak tree was the size of a stove pipe when she moved there. This photo was taken by Pamela Russell Kepley about 1975.
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