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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 902 times

Carroll County, VA


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52 files, last one added on Feb 19, 2008
Album viewed 2121 times

Dickenson County, VA


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9 files, last one added on Sep 19, 2013
Album viewed 337 times

Grayson County, VA, Western Communities


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4 files, last one added on Feb 16, 2013
Album viewed 1011 times

Floyd County, VA


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12 files, last one added on Jul 28, 2007
Album viewed 602 times

Giles County, VA


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26 files, last one added on Oct 09, 2007
Album viewed 545 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
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Montgomery County, VA


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109 files, last one added on Mar 08, 2008
Album viewed 1158 times

Pulaski County, VA


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48 files, last one added on Mar 08, 2008
Album viewed 7807 times

Smyth County, VA


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948 files, last one added on Nov 17, 2010
Album viewed 47531 times

Tazewell County, VA


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56 files, last one added on Nov 17, 2010
Album viewed 1447 times

Washington County, VA


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269 files, last one added on Nov 17, 2010
Album viewed 2396 times

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Random files - Virginia Counties
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PICT0374.JPG185 viewsPhoto May 12, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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graysonmill.jpg531 viewsThis image was made in the 1890s.
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Edgewater - Sulphur Springs Methodist Church395 viewsThis church closed in 1955, and the building near Mouth of Wilson is currently used as a barn. Photo by Jeff Weaver, March 31, 2006.
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Baywood - Hampton Lodge296 viewsBuilt in 1947 at the confluence of Little River and New River. This photo courtesy of Wade Weekes weekesh@earthlink.net
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James Surrett 1910 948 viewsThis circa 1910 postcard shows "James Surrat 120 Years Old. A Half Breed Cherokee who Inhabits the Mountains of Bland Co, Va." One researcher states that he was born 1795 Cherokee, NC and died 1915 Bland County,VA.
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Salrville - Post Office and Harry Dunham855 viewsHARRY S. DUNHAM OF SALTVILLE, VA. AT AGE 12...STANDING IN FRONT OF SALTVILLE'S THIRD POST OFFICE IN 1918. THIS POST OFFICE WAS BUILT ABOUT WHERE CARLTON CHAPMAN'S FIRST CHOICE FLOWER SHOP IS PRESENTLY LOCATED. HARRY WAS BORN DEC. 4, 1906 AND DIED ON JAN. 8, 2001 AT THE AGE OF 94.

THE FIRST POST OFFICE WAS LOCATED IN THE "OLD STORE" AT THE LOWER END OF SMOKEY ROW. THE SECOND POST OFFICE WAS IN THE MATHIESON GENERAL STORE NEAR THE MEAT MARKET. THE FOURTH ONE WAS MOVED A COUPLE OF DOORS UP THE STREET FROM THE ONE PICTURED. FROM THERE, POST OFFICE NUMBER FIVE WAS LOCATED IN A BUILDING WITH THE BOWLING ALLEY, JAIL AND POLICE STATION.

NUMBER SIX WAS BUILT IN 1931 AND WAS USED UNTIL 1966. THIS BUILDING CURRENTLY HOUSES THE SALTVILLE LIBRARY.

IN 1966, THE PRESENT DAY POST OFFICE WAS OPENED FOR BUSINESS. Coirtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@cmcast.net
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stacksblowing.jpg530 viewsPhoto 1976 Photo courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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100_1870.jpg297 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver, November 10, 2006.

Last additions - Virginia Counties
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Grayson County Places191 viewsMar 28, 2015
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Bridle Creek School192 viewsDec 16, 2014
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Bear Pen School.210 viewsSep 19, 2013
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This is another historical marker for the town of Clintwood.186 viewsSep 19, 2013
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Dickenson County, Virginia's Coal Miners Memorial180 viewsSep 19, 2013
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This is a Bold Creek Church meeting.197 viewsSep 19, 2013
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Dickenson County, Virginia's Veterans Memorial173 viewsSep 19, 2013