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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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cascade2.jpg385 viewsThe Cascades are located off the Blue Ridge Parkway, in Wilkes County, near the Ashe County line. Photo by Jeff Weaver 1990.
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Thomas Caudill House566 viewsThe House of Thomas Caudill, still standing in 2003. Built ca. 1865. Courtesy of Nanalee Wrenn
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Thomas Caudill House513 viewsThe House of Thomas Caudill, still standing in 2003. Built ca. 1865.
Courtesy of Nanalee Wrenn
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Dick's Service Station545 viewsThis 1950s postcard show a rather typical service station for Appalachia at the time.
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Jacob Estep529 viewsWilkes County, NC.
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Duncan-Estep Cemetery
Jacob Estep (11/16/1792-6/23/1869

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Giant Lumber Flume512 viewsThis is the flume of the Giant Lumber Company, which operated near North Wilkesboro in the early 20th century.
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Hackett's Mill464 viewsFrom a 1900-1910 postcard.
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"Snakebite" John Wiles546 viewsHeadstone of "Snakebite" John Wiles (1790-1815). He was buried in the Holloway Cemetery, located deep in the woods on Wiles Ridge, near Traphill. Picture taken in 2000. Courtesy of Jason Duncan jmduncan@statesville.net
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Holloway Cemetery530 viewsThe Holloway Cemetery, located deep in the woods on Wiles Ridge, near Traphill. Picture taken in 2000. Courtesy of Jason Duncan jmduncan@statesville.net.
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Hotel Wilkes419 viewsTaken from a pre-1930 postcard
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Hotel Wilkes472 viewsThis is a 1910s view of the lobby of the Hotel Wilkes.
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Bank of North Wilkesboro and Hotel Wilkes376 viewsThis circa 1935 postcard shows the bank and Hotel Wilkes.
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