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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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SamuelJohnsonMonumentonGrizzleTail.jpg436 viewsCourtesy of Nanalee Wrenn
smootandsonstannery.jpg421 viewsFrom a 1900-1910 postcard.
stokesmansion.jpg512 viewsFrom an early 20th century postcard (ca. 1915).
The Mansion of Governor Stokes, Wilkes County, North Carolina ca. 1915 This house was built ca. 1800181 views
toryoak.jpg469 viewsThis post card from the early 20th century shows the famous or infamous Tory Oak in Wilkesboro. This is where Colonel Benjamin Cleveland hung many who disagreed with his political views.
Tory Oak, Wilkesboro, North Carolina191 views
wilkes2.jpg399 viewsNight-Time Scene, Yadkin River Bridge, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina. This postcard view is from 1930-45.
wilkesapples.jpg370 viewsThe Brushy Mountain section of Wilkes County, next to the Alexander County line, is noted for fruit. This is a postcard view of apple trees in blossom.
wilkesboro1meth.jpg380 viewsThis is taken from a linen era postcard (1930-45)
wilkesborobeye1913.jpg406 viewsThis view of Wilkesboro is shown in a postally used card from 1913.
Wilkesboro, North Carolina Train Depot ca. 1910138 views
wilkesborodepot~0.jpg397 viewsThis linen post card dates from the first third of the 20th century.
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