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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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Blowing Rock - Tweetsie Railroad Trestle505 viewsFrom a 1960s postcard.
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vallecrucisschool.jpg260 viewsThis is the Episcopal Church Mission School at Valle Crucis circa 1910.
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Wataugaacad.jpg243 viewsThis postcard was made very near the year 1900, and shows the Watauga Academy.
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wataugacourthouse.jpg248 viewsThis structure is now gone, this photo from the late 1930s.
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Boone - Watauga Handcraft Center257 viewsFrom a 1960s browntone postcard.
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wataugahouseca1912.jpg252 viewsThis is a circa 1912 postcard of an early tourist home in Blowing Rock.
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winebargermill.jpg293 viewsThis is from a 1960s postcard.
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wolfden.jpg437 viewsThis is a photo of the Wolf Den in present day Watauga County. This is the location of the Ben Cleveland - William Riddle Affair in the American Revolution.
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