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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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pics 015.jpg278 viewsPhoto September 10, 2006 by Jeff Weaver. Robert Doughton was congressman from Northwestern North Carolina for many years in the early-mid-20th century.
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pics 018.jpg345 viewsPhoto September 10, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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pics 019.jpg250 viewsPhoto September 10, 2006 by Jeff Weaver. Tobacco fields were once common in North Carolina's Lost Provinces, however, they are not so much in evidence as they once were.
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pics 020~0.jpg258 viewsPhoto September 10, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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pics 021.jpg243 viewsPhoto September 10, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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pics 022.jpg282 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver, September 10, 2006.
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pics 023.jpg255 viewsPhoto September 10, 2006 by Jeff Weaver. This view shows the mountains over in Ashe County from the Cranberry Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
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pics 028.jpg270 viewsPhoto September 10, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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pics 029.jpg259 viewsThis is the grave marker for Nancy Maxwell (1845-1920), which has unfortunately been broken. Photo September 10, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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pics 031.jpg261 viewsThis September 10, 2006 photo by Jeff Weaver shows the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church (African-American).
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Cumberland Knob - Picnic Area260 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver on May 20, 2007.
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Cumberland Knob - Fox Hunter's Paradise275 viewsOn the Blue Ridge Parkway. Photo by Jeff Weaver, May 20, 2007.
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