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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

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Wilkes Co jail683 viewsWilkes Co jail. "C. M. Elledge, Jailer, Wilkesboro, NC". Josh Pruitt (1871-1950) is in the back, just right of the man in front wearing the hat. Court records show that Josh was in jail in 1921 and 1922 for making moonshine. Courtesy of Jason Duncan
Johnson Cemetery off Grizzle Tail418 viewsCourtesy of Nanalee Wrenn
kenhts.jpg463 viewsKensington Heights, Wilkesboro, North Carolina, ca. 1910.
Kensington Heights, Wilkesboro, North Carolina, ca. 1910157 views
moravianfalls.jpg519 viewsFrom a 1900-1910 postcard.
Old Double Creek Church526 viewsThis church, of course, is now abandoned. Courtesy of Nanalee Wrenn
OldDoubleCreekSchoolHouse.jpg423 viewsThis building now serves as a community center. Courtesy of Nanalee Wrenn
oxcartwilkes.jpg640 viewsFrom a 1914 postcard.
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pics 010.jpg450 viewsThis photo was taken September 10, 2006 by Jeff Weaver at the Jumping Off Place just over the Wilkes County line from Glendale Springs. This view shows the Blue Ridge in the distance.
PineyGrove2.jpg425 viewsCourtesy of Nanalee Wrenn
PineyGroveCemetery2.jpg415 viewscourtesy of Nanalee Wrenn
ravinebridge.jpg419 viewsThis is a 1930-45 era post card of a bridge on the Boone Trail (Now US 321) between Wilkesboro and Boone.
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