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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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Antioch Church Sparta, N.C. May2004.JPG
Antioch Church Sparta, N.C. May2004.JPG313 viewsThis photo is the Antioch Primitive Baptist Church, formed in 1853. Courtesy of Roxanna rnrgen@aol.com
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antioch1.jpg315 viewsHeadstone of Sallie Sanders Atwood (1844-1918) at Antioch Primitive Baptist Church. She was the daughter of Richard Sanders and Anne Royal. She was the wife of Jesse J. Atwood. Photo courtesy of Jason Duncan.
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antioch2.jpg336 viewsCivil War headstone of Jesse J. Atwood (1843-1920) at Antioch Primitive Baptist Church. He was the son of Thomas Atwood and Polly Steelman. Photo courtesy of Jason Duncan.
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Doughton Park - Bluff's Coffee Shop304 viewsThis is a 1950s postcard view of the Bluff's Coffee Shop in the Doughton State Park along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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bluffslodge.jpg278 viewsFrom a 1960s postcard.
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buffalolodge.jpg274 viewsThis is a 1930-45 view of another resort at Roaring Gap.
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charlesmotel.jpg265 viewsThis is from a 1950s era postcard.
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crabcreekpbc.jpg381 viewsThis congegration was established in 1875. This building served the chruch from about 1900 until 1956.
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CrabCreekPBC.jpg281 viewsCourtesy of Carol Lindamood circuitrider@tcia.net.
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CrabCreekPBCsign.jpg280 viewsCourtesy of Carol Lindamood circuitrider@tcia.net.
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cranberrypbc.jpg262 viewsThis structure was taken down when a new brick building was constructed in 1962.
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cranberrypbc~0.jpg255 viewsPhoto September 10, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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