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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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West Jefferson - View from "Negro Mountain"622 viewsThis postcard was mailed in 1942. The name, "Negro Mountain" was changed to Mount Jefferson about 1960. Courtesy of
jamesgrimsleystone.jpg459 viewsThis grave is in the Elisha Anderson Cemetery. Photo November 5, 2006 by Chrissie A. Peters.
jassextonhomeview.jpg481 viewsView from James Sexton's Home (Heather Sexton Photo)
jeffacad.jpg499 viewsThis is a newspaper announcement for the 1880 term of the Jefferson Academy. James Harvey Weaver was principal at that time.
jeffersoncourthouse.jpg429 viewsThis is a 1906 postcard of what was then a new court house for Ashe County.
jeffersonschool.jpg473 viewsCourtesy of Bette Nelson.
jeffmethchurch.jpg411 viewsThis view of the Jefferson Methodist Church was made about 1910.
jfsextonhome.jpg486 viewsPhoto courtesy of Heather Sexton.
jhs1940basketball.jpg574 viewsThis photo is of the 1940 Jefferson High School basketball team. Front Left to right, Eddie Woodie, Parks Colvard, Berman Bare, Billy Joe Gentry. Back, left to right, Jack Bare, Smith Leak, Cam Bare, Roy Freeman, John D. Weaver. Coach is Charles Baker Weaver (1914-1966). Courtesy of Charlie Weaver, Winston Salem, NC.
johnaroop.jpg444 viewsCourtesy of Chrissie A. Peters.
johnhhashgrave.jpg512 viewsThis cemetery plot is in the Elisha Anderson Cemetery. Photo courtesy of Chrissie Anderson Peters.
johnhroop.jpg450 viewsCourtesy of Chrissie A. Peters.
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