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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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tazewellcattle20s.jpg253 viewsThis is from a 1920s era postcard. It shows the typical Appalachian whitefaced cattle. Whitefaced cattle are generally Polled Herefords
tazewellchristianchurch1910.jpg245 viewsThis is from a circa 1910 postcard.
tazewellmain1907.jpg277 viewsThis view of Main Street was taken in 1907. Compare to the 1957 view.
tazewellmain1913.jpg247 viewsThis view is from 1913, and shows trolly cars in Appalachia.
tazewellmain1926.jpg274 viewsThis is a 1926 view of Tazewell's Main Street.
tazewellmain1957.jpg293 viewsThis view of Tazewell's main street is from 1957.
wittenmill.jpg290 viewsThis view of the ruins of Witten's Mill was made in the early 20th century.
wittensfort.jpg496 viewsThis is a relatively modern photo of Witten Fort, built during Lord Dunmore's War (1774).
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