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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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100_1861.jpg493 viewsThis congregational meeting space appears to be abandoned. The sign out front notes this church was established in 1827. Photo November 4, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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100_1863.jpg423 viewsThis worship space appears to be abandoned. Photo November 4, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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100_1864.jpg477 viewsApproching the tunnel in the southbound lane of I-77. Photo November 4, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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Bland Courthouse393 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver, summer 2003.
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blandch2.jpg395 viewsDetail of the front of the Bland County, Court House. Photo by Jeff Weaver, 2002.
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blandcsmonument.jpg401 viewsThis monument is located on the Court House Green in Bland, VA. Photo by Jeff Weaver, summer 2003.
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blandlibrary.jpg387 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver, summer 2003.
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blandluthch.jpg400 viewsThis church is located in downtown Bland. Photo by Jeff Weaver, summer 2003.
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Bland - Blue Grass Trail558 viewsThis 1953 postcard shows the Blue Grass Trail near Bland. The image was probably taken from atop Walker Mountain.
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firetower.jpg493 viewsThis is a 1930-45 era postcard.
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James Surrett 1910 952 viewsThis circa 1910 postcard shows "James Surrat 120 Years Old. A Half Breed Cherokee who Inhabits the Mountains of Bland Co, Va." One researcher states that he was born 1795 Cherokee, NC and died 1915 Bland County,VA.
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redtractor.jpg520 viewsThis antique red tractor was sitting beside the road when I took the picture in the summer of 2003.
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