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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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grayston1942.jpg322 viewsThis 1942 postcard shows some of the guests on the lawn.
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graystoneinn.jpg317 viewsThis resort is located on the top of the Blue Ridge in eastern Alleghany County. This view is from 1930-45.
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lakelouise.jpg291 viewsThis is a 1930s postcard showing Lake Louise at Roaring Gap, NC.
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Laurel Glen Regular Baptist Church330 viewsLaurel Glen Regular Baptist church, Alleghany County, NC.
My parents,(Caudill/Medley)my maternal grandparents(Medley/Carpenter); Evans, Higgins, Baugess are some of the people buried here. Across the road to the left of the church is a cemetery for black families who also used the church on alternate Sundays. Courtesy of Nanalee Wrenn
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Glade Valley - Little Glade Mill Pond273 views1950s image from the Library of Congress.
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Roaring Gap - Marion Motel318 viewsThis is from a 1950s postcard.
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Glade Valley - Marion's Homestead Restaurant277 viewsFrom a 1960s postcard.
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Laurel Springs - Myers Motor Court314 viewsThis postcard of a motel is from the 1950s.
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myersmoteltexaco.jpg333 viewsThis post card is from the 1960s.
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oldhigginscem.jpg426 viewsDo you know anything about the shape of cemetery stones as to when they were used if you can't read them? I found an old Higgins Cemetery on Crab Creek Road, Alleghany Co NC and some of the old stones had odd shapes. Some looked like a petrified slab of wood while others had shapes I had not seen before.
Courtesy of Carol Lindamood circuitrider@tcia.net
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Laurel Springs - Parkway Motor Court298 viewsThis is from a 1950s or early 1960s postcard.
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PDR_3001.jpg364 viewsOddly shaped grave marker, old Higgins Cemetery. Courtesy of Carol Lindamood circuitrider@tcia.net
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