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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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marthawashcollege1925.jpg209 viewsThis view of the Martha Washington dates to 1925.
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meadowview.jpg242 viewsThis photo dates to circa 1910.
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Meadowview - Old Depot238 viewsTHE OLD MEADOWVIEW DEPOT / MEADOWVIEW, VA. / MARCH 23, 2007 Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net

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mocksmilldam.jpg218 viewsThis is from a 1908 postcard.
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monglesprings1910.jpg206 viewsThis postcard is from the 1910-1920 era.
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Konnarock - Mossy Log242 viewsThis moss covered log was found lying beside Whitetop Laurel Creek, near the Virginia Creeper Trail. Photo July 4, 2007 by Jeff Weaver.
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Glade Spring - Mt. Rose Cemetery585 viewsMt. Rose Cemetery, Glade Spring, July 2, 2010. Courtesy of Don Smith.
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mwashinn.jpg227 viewsBuilt in the 1840s for Francis Preston, it became a Civil War Hospital, then a Methodist College for Women, and is now a very elegant hotel in downtown Abingdon. From a 1940s era postcard.
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mwc1918.jpg206 viewsThis is a 1918 postcard of the famous Abingdon landmark, now the Martha Washington Inn.
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needmoreschool.jpg236 viewsNeedmore School Building, near Wallace, Washington County, Virginia. This school was closed in 1934. Photograph taken early 1970s. (Courtesy of Connie Knipp)
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Old Train Station May2004.JPG229 viewsMade famous by O. Winston Link, this is a May 2004 photo of the Green Cove Station. Courtesy of Roxanna rnrgen@aol.com
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pics 034.jpg217 viewsLocated on west side of VA Route 91, between Lodi and Damascus, photo by Jeff Weaver, September 13, 2006. This congregation was established in 1889.
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