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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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plasterco2.jpg206 viewsThis is a circa 1905 photo of the Plaster works at Plasterco.
plastermine1905.jpg240 viewsThis circa 1905 view shows an opening from which gypsum was mined near Saltville.
PostonCem1998SmythCo.jpg212 viewsPhoto courtesy of Jack Hockett
PostonCemSmythWmPoston1760-1823.jpg198 viewsGrave marker for William Poston 1760-1823. Courtesy of Jack Hockett
prestonoffice.jpg200 viewsThis depression era photo shows Francis Preston's Office in Abingdon. John B. Floyd, governor of Virginia, also used this antebellum structure.
rankinscourt.jpg230 viewsThis is a 1940s/1950s postcard.
rhodendron1.jpg236 viewsThis photo was taken on Tumbling Creek near Saltville, VA summer 2003. Photo by Jeff Weaver
rmpage.jpg190 viewsThis is from a circa 1910 postcard.
rt11abingdon.jpg222 viewsThis is a 1930-45 view of Route 11 between Abingdon and Bristol.
rushcrk.jpg246 viewsTaken in 1978, this photo shows the "Old Log Church" before it was remodelled. This structure was built in 1822 and is still used as a church. Click here for the church's website. A Survey of the church's cemetery may be found here.
"The Small House"235 views"The Small House," Buchanan Road, Washington County, VA. Photo by Don Smith, November 4, 2009.
shilohpbc.jpg192 viewsLocated on Providence Road south of town. Photo by Jeff Weaver March 24, 2006.
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