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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 164.jpg282 viewsThis marker is in Piney Creek Methodist Church Cemetery, photo September 27, 2006 by Jeff Weaver. He was the son of Hogn Vysucj abd Susannah Barton, and a native of Grayson County, Va. He was first married to Ada Ann Halsey and secondly to Lucinda Mullins. He served as a croporal in the Stuart Horse Artillery in the American Civil War. He also served as a deacon at the Piney Creek Primitive Baptist Church
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Lucinda Mullins Busic267 viewsPhoto September 27, 2006 by Jeff Weaver. This marker is located in the Piney Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery.
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pics 166.jpg254 viewsPetty died while serving in the 42nd Infantry Division on September 12, 1918, while serving in World War I. This gravemaker is located in the Piney Creek Methodist Church Cemetery and was photographed on September 27, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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pics 170.jpg247 viewsFounded in 1891, this photo was taken September 27, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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pics 171.jpg241 viewsPhoto September 27, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
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pineycpb.jpg493 viewsFrom a 1960s photograph, the church is now the Piney Creek Garden Club Building. The church closed in 1980.
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PineyCreekUMC.jpg239 viewsClick here for the church's website. Photo March 2006 by Carol Lindamood circuitrider@tcia.net
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pineycreekumc2.jpg250 viewsPhoto March 2006 by Carol Lindamood circuitrider@tcia.net
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PineyCreekUMCsign.jpg244 viewsPhoto March 2006 by Carol Lindamood circuitrider@tcia.net
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Roaring Gao - Roaring Gap Hotel365 viewsThis is from a 1905 postcard.
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roaringgapfish.jpg262 viewsThis post card is from the 1930-45 era.
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Sparta - Royalton Pipes313 viewsRoyalton Pipes, shown here in a circa 1940 postcard was the precursor of Dr. Grabow pipes.
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