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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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100_1475.jpg367 viewsThis photo shows Grayson county Historical Society President Lou Kurtz digging searching for grave markers in what is reported to be the site of the grave of a Tory hung in 1780.
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100_1476.jpg391 viewsThis presumed cemetery was located on Fisher's Gap Road South of Galax. It is reported that this is the site of the burial of some Tories killed in a skimish near this site in 1780. Only one was identified as a Hampton from near Baywood. Further information would be appreciated jweaver300@aol.com
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Galax - Galax School377 viewsPhoto April 7, 2006 by Jeff Weaver
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Mouth of Wilson - J. Cam Fields' Home421 viewsThis photo shows the Fields homeplace at Mouth of Wilson, with part of the Fields store visible on the left. Photo April 16, 2006 by Jeff Weaver
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Whitetop - Appalachian Trail340 viewsThis October 18, 2006 photo by Jeff Weaver shows Leo on the Appalachian Trail. Checkout the Appalachian Trail Website from the National Park Service.
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Whitetop - Fall Scene350 viewsThis photo was taken October 18, 2006 by Jeff Weaver from the gounds of Faith Lutheran Church looking south.
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Whitetop - Mount Rogers School357 viewsPhoto October 18, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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Whitetop - Powers Store449 viewsThis store is located at the intersection of Big Helton Road and U.S. 58 near Mount Rogers Combined School. Photo by Jeff Weaver, October 18, 2006.
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Haw Orchard - Haw Orchard Baptist Church Cemetery292 viewsPhoto October 18, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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Haw Orchard - Haw Orchard Baptist Church295 viewsPhoto October 18, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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Haw Orchard - Sugarlands317 viewsThis photo was taken on October 18, 2006 by Jeff Weaver in Grayson Highlands State Park. It shows the color changes in the Sugar Maples this year.
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100_1748.jpg278 viewsThis is the easterly view from the Sugarlands overlook in Grayson Highlands State Park. Photo October 18, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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