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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

Collection of historic and current photos mostly covering the upper New River area of southwestern Virginia and nortwestern North Carolina

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johnstonhosp.jpg258 viewsFrom a 1930s postcard.
Abingdon - Johnston Memorial Hospital255 viewsThis is from a 1930s postcard.
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july2006pic 018.jpg205 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver, July 5, 2006.
kellychapelsign.jpg229 viewsPhoto April 2006 by Jerry W. Catron.
kellyschapel1.jpg231 viewsPhoto April 2006 by Jerry W. Catron.
kellyschapel2.jpg220 viewsAnother view. Photo April 2006 by Jerry W. Catron.
laurelcreek.jpg221 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver 2003. Click here for the town of Damascus' website.
lester28.jpg303 viewsThis photo was taken in the early 20th century.
lester42.jpg274 viewsOnly three identified. First row next to the far right, Simon Thomas, far right, William Lester; Backrow far right Bower Thomas.
maeducan2.jpg263 viewsThis photo is from the 1927 Sphinx, the yearbook. Courtesy of Mary C. Blevins.
marthawash.jpg240 viewsThis is from a 1930s era linen postcard.
marthawashcol1910.jpg259 viewsThis view was made circa 1910. The College closed in 1928, and is now the Martha Washington Inn.
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