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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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hillsvilletragedy.jpg794 viewsThis postcard is from an image made the day following the massacre in the court house.
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hwy121hillsville.jpg752 viewsThis view made in the early 1930s shows Highway 121 approaching Hillsville. I presume that this is now highway 221.
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Laurel Fork - John Carroll Historical Marker651 viewsPhoto by David Allen Rutherford. Courtesy of David Arnold david-arnold@comcast.net
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Laurel Fork - Laurel Fork Bank637 viewsPhoto by David Allen Rutherford. Courtesy of David Arnold david-arnold@comcast.net
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Coulson Church Road - Llama859 viewsThis is one of the ugliest horses that I've ever seen! ;-)
Coulson Ch. Rd., Carroll Co. Photo by Shawn Dunford. Courtesyof David Arnold david-arnold@comcast.net
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millongalaxline.jpg844 viewsThis photo is from the early 20th century.
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moonshinestill.jpg946 viewsThis circa 1910 photo shows Baldwin-Felts Detectives with a siezed moonshine still.
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nuckollsdrug.jpg758 viewsThis is a mid-1920s postcard of the interior of Nuckolls Drug Store in Hillsville.
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oxenfancygap.jpg787 viewsThis 1940 photo from the National Park Service Historic Photographic Collection shows a farmer and team of oxen. The oxen are pulling a sledge to break up clods in newly plowed ground.
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Fancy Gap - Sidna Allen House746 viewsThis photo taken May 20, 2007 by Jeff Weaver shows this once elegant house fallen on hard times.
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pyrrhotitemine.jpg784 viewsGeneral View of the pyrrhotite vein, "Great Gosan Lead" at "Great Outburst" near Chestnut Yard, Carroll County, VA. This photo is from Mineral Resources of Virginia published in 1907.
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sidnaallenhouse.jpg1077 viewsReal photo postcard taken ca. 1915, right after the Carroll County Tragedy.
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