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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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Lebanon - Farming Scene ca. 1932691 viewsThis is a 1932 postcard showing men stacking oats.
fergusonchapelschool.jpg688 viewsFerguson Chapel School, Lebanon, VA. About late 30's, or early 40's. A 2-room school,-- at one time, with 7 grades. Later with 5-grades.
Lebanon - Trigg Fields (Old time fiddler)609 views
Laurel Bed Lake - Fishing452 viewsSome people fishing in Laurel Bed Lake on July 15, 2007. Photo by Jeff Weaver.
Dickinsonville - Glade Hollow Primitive Baptist Church572 viewsPhoto 2006, courtesy of Blaine Owens.
Honaker - New Garden Primitive Baptist Church580 viewsThis photo by Janice Busic (, shows this old church which was probably used as a hospital during the civil war.
Near Saltville - Laurel Bed Lake546 viewsThis January 1969 Don Smith photo shows a frozen Laurel Bed Lake. Courtesy of Don Smith
Laurel Bed Lake - Laurel Bed Lake461 viewsPhoto July 15, 2007 by Jeff Weaver.
Lebanon - Confederate Monument557 viewsThis is from a 1930 or so postcard.
Lebanon - Lebanon High School507 viewsThis image is from a 1940s postcard.
Elk Garden - Log Church616 viewsThis church was built by people living on Elk Garden Farm owned by Stuarts.
Dante - Entrance to mine No. 52530 viewsFrom a postcard from the mid-20th century.
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