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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 > Grayson County and City of Galax, VA

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Mount Rogers - Bear Hunt405 viewsThis is a circa 1930 bear hunt photo. Courtesy of Wade Weekes weekesh@earthlink.net
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Bethel - Bethel United Methodist Church305 viewsFounded in 1896, this building was remodeled in 1945. Photo March 21, 2008 by Jeff Weaver.
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beulahchurch.jpg431 viewsOldtown District, Grayson Co. across river from Town of Fries. Courtesy of David Arnold .david.arnold@adelphia.net.
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beulahinterior.jpg406 viewsThis church is located across the river from Fries. Note: this building is no longer extant. Courtesy of David Arnold.
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blackrockmotel~0.jpg330 viewsThis ca. 1950 postcard shows the Black Motel just north of Independence on U.S. 21. This is from a 1940s era linen postcard.
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Fries - Blair's Ferry Homes327 viewsHomes at (historic) Blair's Ferry section of Town of Fries, Providence Dist., Grayson. These homes predate the Town of Fries. Photo by Shawn Dunford. Courtesy of David Arnold
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blizzardhole.jpg437 viewsOnce famous swimming hole on Elk Creek. This photo is from the early 1960s.
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bluemont.jpg334 viewsTaken from a postcard from the early 20th century.
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BluemontHotel1938.jpg282 viewsThis is from a postcard mailed in 1938.
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blueridgeparkwayatgalax.jpg302 viewsThis 1950s postcard shows the Blue Ridge Parkway crossing over Virginia Route 89, 6 miles south of Galax.
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Comers Rock - Cornett's Store and Garage345 viewsCornett's Store & Garage Photo by David Arnold.
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bogtrotters.jpg431 viewsA Galax band. Photo 1937 from the collections of the Library of Congress.
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