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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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devilsgarden.jpg315 viewsThis is from a 1950/1960 postcard.
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doughtonpark.jpg277 viewsFrom a 1950s postcard.
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Doughton Park - Blue Ridge Parkway278 viewsThis Library of Congress Image shows the Blue Ridge Parkway winding through Doughton Park.
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Doughton Park - Bluff's Coffee Shop266 viewsFrom a 1950s postcard.
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doughtonparkpicnic.jpg320 viewsThis 1952 photo from the National Park Service Historic Photographic Collections shows a group of picnicers at the Doughton Park area off the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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elkcreekpbc.jpg498 viewsLocated between Piney Creek and Sparta, North Carolina. Photo by Jeff Weaver, summer 2004.
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fouroaksparta.jpg353 viewsThis postcard was mailed in 1910.
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Francis_Sturgill_Cemetery1.jpg411 viewsGeneral view of the Old Stugill Cemetery at King's Creek, courtesy of Harold Hash.
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Francis_Sturgill_Cemetery2.jpg399 viewsGrave of Francis Sturgill, Sr. Courtesy of Harold Hash.
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Francis_Sturgill_Cemetery3.jpg339 viewsGrave of Rebecca Hash Sturgill. Courtesy of Harold Hash.
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Francis_Sturgill_Cemetery4.jpg353 viewsThis image shows the graves of Francis and Rebecca Hash Sturgill's grandchildren. Courtesy of Harold Hash.
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grayscottage1910.jpg279 viewsThis is a 1910 view of Gray's Cottage, an early resort in Alleghany County.
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