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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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ElishaAndersonCemeteryAfterFirstDay01.jpg477 viewsThis photo, November 5, 2006, by Chrissie Anderson Peters shows the cemetery being cleaned up.
elishaandersonstone.jpg537 viewsThis grave stone is in the Elisha Anderson Cemetery. Photo November 5, 2006 by Chrissie A. Peters.
Unknown - Feed Mixing607 viewsThis 1929 image shows two Ashe County, NC farmers, (names unknown) mixing feed for dairy cattle. Courtesy of the Archives of North Carolina State University.
fleetwoodschool.jpg520 viewsCourtesy of Bette Nelson
fostermemorial.jpg528 viewsFoster Memorial Presbyterian Church, located along the banks of Horse Creek, Ashe County, NC in the Nella Community.
Francisfactory.jpg750 viewsThis is the Littlewood Factory I've not seen any other place. It came from Nelia Sexton's collection and a couple of the ladies working there were Sexton's. I am not able to identify which of the people were Sextons but will keep searching my notes. Maybe others can help. Courtesy of Lonnie Jones
gcbc.jpg489 viewsThis photograph is from 1971 or 1972.
gcmethchurch.jpg488 viewsThis photo by Jeff Weaver, 1977, was taken from school house hill, looking northeast.
grassycreekmeth.jpg507 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver, Summer 2005.
graybealandrew.jpg562 viewsGrave marker for Andrew Graybeal (1808-1900)
greenechapel.jpg449 viewsPhoto May 3, 2006 by Jeff Weaver. This church is sometimes called Howell Hill Baptist Church.
greenwood3.jpg538 viewsLocated in the Helton Creek watershed, near the Grayson County line, this church is now only used occasionally. Photo by Jeff Weaver, Spring 2003.
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