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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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Cumberland Knob - View into Surry County261 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver May 20, 2007.
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Cumberland Knob - View of Stone Mountain265 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver, May 20, 2007.
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Roaring Gap - Antioch United Methodist Church282 viewsThis building was erected in 1895. Photo by Jeff Weaver, May 20, 2007.
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Mahogany Rock - Overlook View249 viewsClick here for an interesting video taken at Mahogany Rock Photo by Jeff Weaver, May 20, 2007.
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Stone Mountain - View to the East239 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver May 20, 2007.
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Doughton Park - View to the East244 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver May 20, 2007.
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Sparta - Sparta Presbyterian Church252 viewsThe Sparta Presbyterian Church was established in 1900 as Carson Memorial Presbyterian Church. The name was changed about 1952. Photo June 26, 2007 by Jeff Weaver.
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pics 134~1.jpg241 viewsPhoto June 26, 2007 by Jeff Weaver.
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pics 135.jpg245 viewsThis congregation dates to about 1875. This meeting house was constructed in the 1930s. Photo June 26, 2007 by Jeff Weaver.
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Twin Oaks -Shiloh United Methodist Church253 viewsShiloh Methodist Church was established in 1838. The first building served as the Alleghany County Court House during the Civil War and until 1868. Photo June 27, 2007 by Jeff Weaver.
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Twin Oaks - Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery275 viewsThis is a large, well tended cemetery. The grave spacing is generous. Photo by Jeff Weaver, Jun 26, 2007.
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Sparta - Alleghany County Court House255 viewsPhoto June 27, 2007 by Jeff Weaver.
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