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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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bournbarn.jpg440 viewsThis barn on the William Bourn Farm has long been reputed to be the site of the first Grayson County Court. A closer reading of the record, however, suggests the first court was in William Bourn's house.
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spring valley - William Bourne House381 viewsThis is the present incarnation of the historic William Bourne home, a.k.a. "Rosie's Cabin" where the first session of the Grayson County Court was held. Photo by David Arnold.
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Bridle Creek - Bridle Creek Elementary School321 viewsOriginal Bridle Creek School, Photo by Shawn Dunford. Courtesy of David Arnold
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Bridle Creek - Bridle Creek Unied Methodist Church302 viewsBridle Creek United Methodist Church, Grayson. Photo by Shawn Dunford. Courtesy of David Arnold

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bridleck.jpg332 viewsPhoto taken in the 1930s.
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bridleckboardinghouse.jpg472 viewsThis image was made circa. 1900. Courtesy of the Grayson County Historical Society, Independence, Virginia.
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bridlecreekacademy2.jpg319 viewsThis photo dates from the first decade of the 20th century.
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bridlecreekbaseball.jpg416 viewsThis circa 1930 photo shows the Bridle Creek baseball team. (Left to right) First row: Johnny Phipps and Alan Kirk; second row: Frank Plummer, ?, Enoch Rutherford, Edward Phipps and Charles Osborne; third row: ?, Tom Cox, Bob Kirk, and Jim Phipps; 4th row; Luehen Halsey, Joe M. Phipps, Clarence Roberts, Cebert Hackler and Bill Phipps; 5th Row (top row) Beale Kirk and L. Jeff Jefferson.
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Bridle Creek School192 views
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brushcreekbaptist.jpg307 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver, summer 2003.
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Independence - I. P. Bryant Farm351 viewsThis photo was the cover illustration for the July 1933 Bulletin of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Immigration. The caption reads "Part of the Registered Hereford Herd at the Home of Mr. I. P. Bryant, Independence, Va." From Jeff Weaver's collection of stuff.
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burleygrayson38.jpg383 viewsPhoto 1938 by the Virginia Department of Agriculture.
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