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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

Collection of historic and current photos mostly covering the upper New River area of southwestern Virginia and nortwestern North Carolina

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linvillefalls.jpg394 viewsFrom an early 20th century postcard.
linvillefalls1910.jpg185 viewsThis is a circa 1910 postcard of Linville Falls. This website has more information about Linville Falls.
linvillelake.jpg182 viewsThis is a 1930 photo of Lake Linville in the foreground with Grandfather mountain in the background.
linvillerivernight.jpg182 viewsThis 1930-45 era post card shows the Blue Ridge Parkway bridge over the Linville River at night. This website has more information about the Linville River Trail on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
mildred.jpg186 viewsMildred was used as an advertising icon for Grandfather Mountain for many years.
milehighbridge.jpg409 viewsThis is the famous Mile High Swinging Bridge, Grandfather Mountain, NC. An early description of Grandfather Mountain and surrounding areas can be found in Shepherd Dugger's Balsam Groves of Grandfather Mountain originally published in 1907.
pinnacleinn.jpg185 viewsThis image is from 1941.
pinnacleinn~0.jpg185 viewsBanner Elk was a playground for lowlanders from a very early date. This postcard is circa 1915.
Linville - Rock House Camp417 viewsThis circa 1940 postcard shows another of the facilities designed to draw those Americans not affected by the Great Depression to the mountains.
sloopchapel.jpg187 viewsThis postcard is from the 1950s.
sphinxrock.jpg186 viewsThis is a 1950s postcard showing Sphinx Rock on Grandfather mountain.
splitrock.jpg181 viewsThis is a 1950s post card of split rock on the approach to Grandfather Mountain.
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