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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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Tumbling Creek - Clinch Mountain294 viewsClinch Mountains from gap south of Beartown Mountain. Distant sharp peak is Whiterock; high ridge at right is Redrock with dip slope of Clinch sandstone on left forming syncline with distant ridge. Abingdon quadrangle. Virginia. No date. From the US Geological Service
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cmwr1.jpg301 viewsLocated near Saltville, Virginia, off Poor Valley Road. Photo by Jeff Weaver, summer 2003.
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Green Cove - Creek Junction Trestle290 viewsMYRL DUNHAM / CREEK JUNCTION TRESTLE / CREEPER TRAIL BETWEEN GREEN COVE AND TAYLOR'S VALLEY, VA. Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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damascus.jpg282 viewsThis is an early 20th century postcard.
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damascus1908.jpg273 viewsThis is a general view of Damascus, Virginia from a 1908 postcard.
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damascus1910.jpg254 viewsThis is from a 1910s postcard.
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damascusbap.JPG201 viewsPhoto April 29, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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damascusstation1948.jpg239 viewsThis is an image made in June 1948.
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Damascus - View of Whitetop Mountain260 viewsThis is a 1930s real photo view of Whitetop Mountain taken near Damascus.
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damcccsmall.jpg322 viewsFrom a 1934 photo.
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dixiepottery.jpg231 viewsThis 1960s promotional postcard shows the shopping mecca - Dixie Pottery. Their facility has greatly expanded since this aerial shot was taken.
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ABingdon - The Drifters319 viewsTHE DRIFTERS / ABINGDON, VA. / JULY 28, 2007. "Under the Boardwalk at Sunset." Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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