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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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1stbaptistmtaity.jpg299 viewsFrom a 1930-45 era postcard.
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1stmethmtaity.jpg223 viewsFrom a 1910-20 era postcard.
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araratpower~0.jpg279 viewsThis postcard view dates from circa. 1910.
araratriver.jpg
araratriver.jpg323 viewsThis view made ca. 1905, shows the Ararat River and the Southern Railway
arraratriver.jpg
arraratriver.jpg294 viewsThis circa 1920 postcard shows the Sulphur Springs on the Arrarat River near Mount Airy, NC.
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chathammfg.jpg287 viewsThis postcard from the 1940s boasts, "Chatham Blankets".
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chathosp~0.jpg250 viewsThis postcard view is from 1930-45.
climbingpilot.jpg
climbingpilot.jpg337 viewsEntitled "Climbing the Pilot" this postcard was made circa. 1905.
elkingwenave.jpg
elkingwenave.jpg344 viewsThis streetscape was photographed in 1911.
elkinmain.jpg
elkinmain.jpg304 viewsThis image was made in 1940.
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Elkin - First United Methodist Church304 viewsThis view shows the First United Methodist Church of Elkin from the northeast. The image was created in 1960. From the collections of the Library of Congress.
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Elkin - First United Methodist Church286 viewsThis 1960 Photograph shows the First Methodist Church of Elkin at night. From the collections of the Library of Congress.
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