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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.

New River Notes Photo Gallery

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985.jpg623 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver 1979.
986.jpg865 viewsThe Helton Academy was one of the first high schools in Ashe County.
AlfredHamm68NCInfCSAHeadstone.jpg548 viewsAlfred Ham served in Company L, 58th North Carolina State Troops, Confederate States Army. Courtesy of Chrissie Peters.
Fleetwood = Amos Howell's grave marker630 viewsThis photo is of Amos and Rhoda Edwards Howell's graves in Fleetwood, NC. Amos is son of William and Sarah Howell and Rhoda is daughter of Sterling and Salina Cobb Edwards. Courtesy of Paul
appletree.jpg742 viewsSpring 2004, by Jeff Weaver
arnoldsarah.jpg576 viewsGrave Marker for Sarah Arnold. Born May 20, 1839 - Died ____ 1898.
ashech~0.jpg444 viewsThis view of the 1904 Ashe County Court House is from a 1930s postcard.
ashefair1911.jpg727 viewsTaken from a 1911 photographic postcard.
ashehospital.jpg599 viewsThis is a view of the Old Ashe County Memorial Hospital. This building was built by the WPA in 1939-40. It opened in 1941. The hospital moved to newer facilities in the 1970s, and this building houses county offices.
asheore1.jpg1056 views
ashetwpmap.jpg913 views
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