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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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abingdon10.jpg297 viewsFrom the People's National Bank of Abingdon, VA.
abingdon1846.jpg280 viewsThis sketch of Abingdon was first published in Henry Howe's 1846 Description of Virginia.
Abingdon - Engraving from 1846260 viewsThis 1846 engraving is taken from Howe's History of Virginia.
abingdon1908~0.jpg278 viewsThis is from a postcard mailed in 1908.
abingdon1909.jpg304 viewsTaken from an old postcard
abingdon1909mainstreet.jpg256 viewsThis is a 1909 postcard of Abingdon's Main Street.
abingdon30.jpg293 viewsThis is taken from a 1930s postcard.
abingdon50.jpg277 viewsThis is taken from a 1950s postcard.
abingdonacademy.jpg261 viewsFrom a 1940s postcard.
abingdonbranch1.jpg257 viewsAnother scenic view from the 1920s probably near Damascus.
abingdonbranch2.jpg244 viewsThis view taken probably in the 1920s along Laurel Creek near Damascus, Virginia.
abingdonbranchsteam.jpg295 viewsThis photo was taken in the early 20th century on the Abingdon branch of the Norfolk and Western Railroad.
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