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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.

We're not finished. A site like this can't just freeze in time. It must be maintained, .... Read More

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.

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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Alleghany County, NC


110 files, last one added on Apr 15, 2008
Album viewed 677 times

Ashe County, NC


386 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2013
Album viewed 4222 times

Caldwell County, NC


17 files, last one added on Sep 19, 2013
Album viewed 9204 times

Surry County, NC


44 files, last one added on Oct 15, 2007
Album viewed 1682 times

Watauga County, NC


116 files, last one added on Apr 16, 2008
Album viewed 1420 times

Wilkes County, NC


67 files, last one added on Sep 18, 2013
Album viewed 2675 times

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Random files - North Carolina Counties
PICT0017.JPG223 viewsThis school is in western Watauga County, near the Johnson County, TN line. Photo by Jeff Weaver, April 28, 2006.
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Picture 117~0.jpg269 viewsPhoto May 3, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
Blowing Rock - Tweetsie Amusement Park253 viewsThis 1960s postcard shows an overview of the Tweetsie Amusement Park between Boone and Blowing Rock, NC.
Laurel Springs - Myers Motor Court314 viewsThis postcard of a motel is from the 1950s.
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pics 092.jpg291 viewsThis photo was taken in the spring of 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
Roses Store, Downtown Lenoir140 views
Glendale Springs - Memorial Marker at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church485 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver, March 2007.
Grassy Creek - Bradley Sturgill's Store499 viewsThis old store building now remodled into a house, was once location of Brad Sturgill's Esso. Kids from Virginia Carolina School, just up the hill would leave school and come down here to buy goodies. Photo by Jeff Weaver, June 6, 2007.

Last additions - North Carolina Counties
Roses Store, Downtown Lenoir140 viewsSep 19, 2013
Lenoir Rhyne College126 viewsSep 19, 2013
Lenoir Rhyne College122 viewsSep 19, 2013
Lenoir Methodist Church119 viewsSep 19, 2013
Main Street, Lenoir, North Carolina, ca. 1915157 viewsSep 19, 2013
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Panoramic View of Lenoir at Night146 viewsSep 19, 2013
Aerial View of Lenoir174 viewsSep 19, 2013