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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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100_1631.jpg263 viewsThis is the view of the Middle Fork of the Holston River from Old Ebenezer Road, south of Marion. Photo April 23, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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100_1632.jpg247 viewsThe roadside sign, on Highway 11, south of Marion says this is the Impact Church. The sign over the door notes taht it is Impace International Ministries. Photo April 23, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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Marion- Mount Pleasant Methodist Church250 viewsThis was the meeting house for African-American Methodists in Marion for many years. This facility is now closed. Photo April 23, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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100_1635.jpg226 viewsPhoto April 23, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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100_1637.jpg234 viewsPhoto April 23, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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100_1638.jpg290 viewsPhoto April 23, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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100_1639.jpg249 viewsLocated on Highway 16 between Sugar Grove and Marion, this church photo was made April 23, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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100_1640.jpg262 viewsLocated on Highway 16 between Marion and Sugar Grove, this photo is the Blessed Hope Baptist Church. Photo April 23, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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100_1641.jpg237 viewsPhoto April 23, 2006 by Jeff Weaver
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100_1642.jpg235 viewsPhoto April 23, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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100_1643.jpg260 viewsPhoto April 23, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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100_1644.jpg354 viewsThis Lime Kiln was photographed on April 23, 2006 by Jeff Weaver. In order to produce lime for agricultural use, limestone was dumped into the top of the furnance and heated. A troll car ran in the enterance at the bottom and pulled out when sufficiently broken down limestone was produced. It was then transferred to wagons and hauled to where needed. This faciility was last used in the 1920s. Information courtesy of Jesse Choate.
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