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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.

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Engine #41 Near Wytheville1304 viewsThis is a photo of #41 making a run on the tracks near Wytheville.
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Austinville - Fincastle Resolves Marker531 viewsTO MARK
THE SITE OF
THE LEAD MINES
AN IMPORTANT SOURCE OF AMMUNITION
TO THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR
AND OF
THE COURTHOUSE OF FINCASTLE COUNTY
1772-1776
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HERE ON JANUARY 20, 1775 THE COMMITTEE
OF SAFETY OF FINCASTLE COUNTY ADOPTED
RESOLUTIONS BOLDLY DECLARING THEIR DETER-
MINATION NEVER TO SURRENDER THE RIGHTS
AND PRIVILEDGES GRANTED TO THEM AS VIRGINIANS
CLOSING WITH THIS ASSERTION:
"THESE ARE OUR REAL THOUGH UNPOLISHED
SENTIMENTS OF LIBERTY AND LOYALTY AND IN
THEM WE ARE RESOLVED TO LIVE AND DIE."
ERECTED BY STUART CHAPTER
AND BY WILDERNESS ROAD CHAPTER
DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

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THE SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA BICENTENIAL COMMITTEE
COMMEMORATED AT FORT CHISWELL, JANUARY 19, 1975,
THE WORK OF THE FINCASTLE COUNTY COMMITTEE OF SAFETY
WHOSE NAMES FOLLOW:
CHARLES CUMMINGS, WILLIAM PRESTON, WILLIAM CHRISTIAN,
STEPHEN TRIGG, ARTHUR CAMPBELL, WILLIAM INGLES,
WALTER CROCKETT, JOHN MONTGOMERY, JAMES McGAVOCK,
WILLIAM CAMPBELL, THOMAS MADISON, DANIEL SMITH,
WILLIAM RUSSELL, EVAN SHELBY, AND WILLIAM EDMUNDSON.

Photo December 27, 2006 by David Arnold david.arnold@adelphia.net
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Walton Furnace - Tree in a Silo527 viewsThis photo is courtesy of David Arnold
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100_1648.jpg524 viewsThis church is just over the Wythe County line from Camp (Smyth County). Photo April 23, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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100_1652.jpg524 viewsPhoto April 23, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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100_1654.jpg528 viewsThis church was established in 1825. This building dates from about 1900. Photo April 23, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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100_1809.jpg467 viewsPhoto October 25, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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100_1810.jpg447 viewsPhoto October 25, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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100_1811.jpg471 viewsPhoto October 25, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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100_1812.jpg534 viewsPhoto October 25, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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100_1813.jpg489 viewsPhoto October 25, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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100_1814.jpg564 viewsThis log cabin is on the grounds of St. John's Lutheran Church in Wytheville. Photo by Jeff Weaver on October 25, 2006.
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