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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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gfm1.jpg191 viewsYet another view of Grandfather Mountain from the Banner Elk area.
gfm2.jpg207 viewsThis view of a cloud capped Grandfather Mountain was made in the 1930-45 era.
gfm3.jpg189 viewsThis night view was made 1930-45.
gfm4.jpg189 viewsFrom 1950s postcard.
gfm5.jpg184 viewsFrom a 1930-45 linen postcard, view at night.
Linville - Golf At Esseola Inn189 viewsThis circa 1920 postcard shows some early tourists enjoying Golf in the mountains.
gracehosp.jpg412 viewsThis image appears to be from the first third of the 20th century.
Banner Elk - Grandfather Mountain188 viewsCourtesy of
Banner Elk - Observation Post on Grandfather Mountain184 viewsThis postcard was mailed from Furches, NC in 1946. Courtesy of
leesmcrae1910.jpg208 viewsThis is from a circa 1910 postcard. Lees McRae Institute was the precursor to Lees McRae College.
linville1915.jpg441 viewsFrom a postally used postcard, dated 1915.
Linville - Linville Caverns196 viewsThis is from a 1940s postcard. You may explore further at the Linville Caverns website.
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