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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.

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Home > North Carolina Counties > Wilkes County, NC

wilkesborogradedschool.jpg396 viewsThis ca. 1915 postcard shows the graded school at Wilkesboro, North Carolina.
wilkesboromain1924.jpg408 viewsMain Street Wilkesboro, North Carolina ca. 1924
Main Street Wilkesboro, North Carolina ca. 1924136 views
wilkesbororr.jpg390 viewsThis scene of the railroad is just east of Wilkesboro. This photo postcard is circa. 1910
wilkesboroscene.jpg371 viewsThis post card is from the linen era (1930-45)
wilkesbuscenter.jpg437 viewsThis 1938 postcard shows the downtown area of North Wilkesboro, North Carolina.
wilkescampyard.jpg487 viewsThis circa 1910 postcard shows the camp ground for wagons travelling through Wilkesboro.
wilkesch1911.jpg379 viewsThis real-photo post card was mailed in 1911. You might be interested in Crouch's Historical Sketches of Wilkes County
Court House in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, ca. 1911122 views
Federal Building, North Wilkesboro, North Carolina133 views
wilkesfedbgd~0.jpg346 viewsFederal Building, Wilkesboro, North Carolina. This postcard is from the linen era, 1930-45.
wilkesflume.jpg423 viewsThis postcard was made in the early 20th century.
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