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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

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Emory - Eastbound Freight Norfolk Southern273 viewsEASTBOUND NORFOLK SOUTHERN / NEAR EMORY, VA. / EASTER SUNDAY MARCH 23, 2008 / 6:09 P.M. Courtesy of Don Smith
eh1.jpg256 viewsThis view dates from the 1930-45 era.
ehacademy1908.jpg230 viewsThis is a 1908 postcard.
ehcalliapeanlitsoc.jpg226 viewsThis 1908 postcard shows the hall of the Calliapean Literary Society.
Emory - Emory & Henry College Campus264 viewsPhoto by Don Smith October 27, 2010.
ehcampus1908.jpg209 viewsThis is a 1908 view of the campus published as a postcard.
ehcollege1908.jpg223 viewsThis is a 1908 postcard view of the main Emory Building at the time.
ehdrom1911.jpg206 viewsThis postcard was mailed in 1911.
ehwileyhall1940.jpg196 viewsThis circa 1945 postcard shows Wiley Hall on the Emory and Henry Campus.
Emory - Emory and Henry College217 viewsThis engraving of Emory and Henry College is taken from Howe's History of Virginia, published in 1846.
emorybyarshouse1908.jpg225 viewsThis 1908 postcard shows the Byars House at Emory.
emorydepot.jpg230 viewsThis image of the Emory Depot was probably made in the 1940s. Wonder how many college students passed through?
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