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WhatsNew:

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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Bland County, VA


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12 files, last one added on Feb 20, 2007
Album viewed 946 times

Carroll County, VA


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52 files, last one added on Feb 19, 2008
Album viewed 2203 times

Dickenson County, VA


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9 files, last one added on Sep 19, 2013
Album viewed 391 times

Grayson County, VA, Western Communities


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4 files, last one added on Feb 16, 2013
Album viewed 1101 times

Floyd County, VA


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12 files, last one added on Jul 28, 2007
Album viewed 670 times

Giles County, VA


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26 files, last one added on Oct 09, 2007
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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
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Montgomery County, VA


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109 files, last one added on Mar 08, 2008
Album viewed 1232 times

Pulaski County, VA


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48 files, last one added on Mar 08, 2008
Album viewed 7946 times

Smyth County, VA


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948 files, last one added on Nov 17, 2010
Album viewed 47692 times

Tazewell County, VA


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56 files, last one added on Nov 17, 2010
Album viewed 1521 times

Washington County, VA


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269 files, last one added on Nov 17, 2010
Album viewed 2470 times

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Random files - Virginia Counties
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100_1631.jpg280 viewsThis is the view of the Middle Fork of the Holston River from Old Ebenezer Road, south of Marion. Photo April 23, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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saltwells1910.jpg588 viewsThis 1910 postcard shows the well fields in Saltville which were the points where brine was pumped for the various chemical applications at Mathieson Alkali Works. This postcard was published by G. P. Phipps of Glade Spring, VA.
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wallaceschool.jpg299 viewsNeedmore (Wallace) School (Courtesy of Connie Knipp)
This is Needmore School around 1918, Carrie Countiss or Emily Holloway was the teacher. FRONT ROW LEFT TO RIGHT: Garnett Leonard, Moses Luther Goodson, Charles Thomas, Howard Goodson, Ester Leonard, Wilmer Mitchell, Malcom Mitchell. Second Row: Bertha Rush ( girl with braids), Rose Goodson ( face partly hidden), Stella McCracken ( showing her watch, it is 1 p.m.) Robert Leonard. Third Row: Howard McCracken, Samuel Mitchell, Gannaway Rush, William Goodson, Nellie Goodson, Ralph Goodson, Paul Goodson, Garnett, Esther,& Robert Leonard brothers & sister, Nellie & Ralph Goodson full brother & sister, Moses Luther Goodson, a half brother, Howard & Stella McCracken, brother & sister, Howard, Rose, William, & Paul Goodson, brother & sister, Wilmar, Malcom, & Samuel Mitchell, brothers, Gannaway & Bertha Rose, brother & sister.
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JULY24MGSJAN1980701.jpg565 viewsTHIS IS WHAT THE MATHIESON GENERAL STORE LOOKED LIKE FROM THE INSIDE ON THE SECOND FLOOR JUST BEFORE IT WAS DEMOLISHED IN JANUARY OF 1980.

THE WEST SIDE FRONT CORNER BEGAN TO LOSE BRICKS AND FINALLY THE HOLE OPENED UP. THE STORE HAD BEEN CLOSED FOR SOME TIME. WORK HAD ALREADY LEVELED THE OLD SUPER X / IGA MARKET THAT HAD OPENED IN NOVEMBER OF 1955.

THE WALLS WERE SOLID BRICK...THREE WIDE. THEY BUILT IT WELL IN 1894.

Courtesy of Don Smith [dsmith1043@comcast.net[/email]
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fancygap1.jpg687 viewsThis is a 1940s fantasy postcard from Fancy Gap.
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100_1803.jpg187 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver, October 22, 2006.
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100_1693.jpg311 viewsPhoto April 23, 2006 by Jeff Weaver
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boxingmatch.jpg438 viewsFrom the late 1930s photography of John Porter.

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Grayson County Places255 viewsMar 28, 2015
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Bridle Creek School259 viewsDec 16, 2014
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Bear Pen School.247 viewsSep 19, 2013
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This is another historical marker for the town of Clintwood.232 viewsSep 19, 2013
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Dickenson County, Virginia's Coal Miners Memorial220 viewsSep 19, 2013
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This is a Bold Creek Church meeting.238 viewsSep 19, 2013
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Dickenson County, Virginia's Veterans Memorial214 viewsSep 19, 2013