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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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SavannahUnitedMethodistChurch.jpg251 viewsCourtesy of Carol Lindamood circuitrider@tcia.net
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scan.jpg313 viewsThis is the William H Billings home in Piney Creek with Cleo Mcmillan sitting on the porch. Courtesy of Steve J. Billings sjbillings@earthlink.net
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SignatCrabCreekCemetery.jpg288 viewsCourtesy of Carol Lindamood circuitrider@tcia.net.
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Sparta003.jpg241 viewsPhoto January 28, 2006 by Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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Sparta015.jpg293 viewsTHE SPENCERS...THORNTON, EMILY, AND MARTHA. Photo January 2006 by Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net.
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spartabev.jpg553 viewsFrom a mid-20th century postcard.
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spartach.jpg455 viewsThis photo is from the mid-20th century. You might also be interested in the 1860 Alleghany County Census or the 1870 Alleghany County, North Carolina Census
spartawaterfall.jpg
spartawaterfall.jpg288 viewsThis postcard dates from before 1930.
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unionpbc.jpg279 viewsThis church was organized in 1834. This building dates from circa 1900. Photo by Jeff Weaver, summer 2003.
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Doughton Park - Bustin' Rock591 viewsThis early 1940s photo shows Arthur F. Weaver operating a jackhammer during the construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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wildcatrock.jpg267 viewsThis photo taken in 1953 shows the view from Wild Cat Rock. Courtesy of the National Park Service Historic Photograhic Collection.
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wmweaverhouse.jpg630 viewsHome of William Weaver, Jr. (1787-1876), located in Alleghany County, NC. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This house was built in 1848.
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