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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.

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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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100_1571.jpg1123 viewsThis view of New River is looking south back into Ashe County from the sliver of Alleghany County west of New River. Photo by Jeff Weaver, April 16, 2006.
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100_1572.jpg337 viewsThis view was taken from the sliver of Alleghany County, NC west of New River. This view of the river is looking north toward Mouth of Wilson, VA. Photo by Jeff Weaver, April 16, 2006.
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Piney Creek Primitive Baptist Church500 viewsThe church which met at this place was organized in 1825, and closed in 1980. After the church closed the building was deeded to the Piney Creek Garden Club, who now maintain the structure. This building was constructed in 1875. Photo April 16, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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100_1585.jpg508 viewsPhoto April 16, 2006 by Jeff Weaver
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100_1587.jpg342 viewsThe lodge on the left is located very near the Piney Creek United Methodist Church on the right (background). Photo by Jeff Weaver, April 16, 2006.
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Piney Creek School, Piney Creek389 viewsThis building is no longer used as a school, and the sign on the front says "New River Artisans." A new Piney Creek Elementary School is on the opposite side of the road. Photo April 16, 2006 by Jeff Weaver
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South Fork Regular Baptist Church, Piney Creek400 viewsThis congregation was organized in 1840. The church divided in the 1860s over the Civil War, with the other faction styling itself Primitive Baptist. The Primitive Baptist faction had a meeting house on the Ashe County side of the South Fork. This congregation closed about 1960, and that meeting house has gone to ruin. This meeting house photo was taken April 16, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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New Hope Freewill Baptist Church350 viewsPhoto April 16, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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100_1591.jpg407 viewsThis image was taken from the Piney Creek Low Water Bridge. The land on the right is in Alleghany County, while that on the left is in Ashe County. The right bank of the river is the county line. Photo by Jeff Weaver, April 16, 2006.
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100_1841.jpg381 viewsThis congregation was established in 1793. This photo November 1, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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100_1843.jpg315 viewsPhoto November 1, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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100_1844.jpg315 viewsPhoto November 1, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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