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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.

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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 > Virginia Counties > Tazewell County, VA

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pics 084.jpg280 viewsOrganized in 1793, this is the oldest congregation in Tazewell County, VA. This is their third building. It is located a few miles west of Tazewell on the north side of US 460. The church's web presence may be found here. Photo September 20, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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pinnaclerock.jpg281 viewsFrom a 1920s era postcard.
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pocahontascem1920.jpg290 viewsThis is a circa 1920 postcard view.
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pocahontascoal1907.jpg291 viewsThis circa 1905 photograph shows a block of coal 12 feet thick at Pocahontas, Virginia.
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pocahontasinn.jpg274 viewsThis view is circa. 1910.
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pocahontasmine.jpg264 viewsThis is a 1930-45 view of the entrance to the exhibition coal mine at Pocahontas, Virginia.
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pocamine1908.jpg269 viewsThis 1908 postcard shows the entry way for a mine in Pocahontas, Virginia.
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richlands1938.jpg327 viewsThis is a 1938 general view of the village of Richlands, VA.
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richlandsbarite.jpg278 viewsThis is a circa 1905 photo of the Pittsburg Baryta and Milling Corporation's facility at Richlands, Tazewell County, VA.
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richlandsfishing.jpg261 viewsThis postcard was created circa. 1910
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richlandshs.jpg254 viewsFrom a 1960 era postcard.
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richlandspasture1937.jpg267 viewsThis 1937 postcard shows some of the blue-grass pasture land available 70 years ago.
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