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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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Last additions - Carroll County, VA
Coulson Church Road - Llama873 viewsThis is one of the ugliest horses that I've ever seen! ;-)
Coulson Ch. Rd., Carroll Co. Photo by Shawn Dunford. Courtesyof David Arnold
Feb 19, 2008
Fries - Grayson Sulphur Springs1002 viewsFrom Howe's 1846 History of Virginia. This resort is present day Carroll County not far from Fries in Grayson County.Dec 11, 2007
Laurel Fork - John Carroll Historical Marker664 viewsPhoto by David Allen Rutherford. Courtesy of David Arnold david-arnold@comcast.netJul 15, 2007
Laurel Fork - Laurel Fork Bank648 viewsPhoto by David Allen Rutherford. Courtesy of David Arnold david-arnold@comcast.netJul 15, 2007
Fancy Gap - Groundhog Mountain656 viewsFire tower located at Groundhog Mountain constructed in 1942. Photo from the collection of the Library of Congress.Jun 30, 2007
Francy Gap - Groundhog Mountain609 viewsFrom a 1960s postcard.Jun 30, 2007
Lead Mines District - Mount Hope School Ruins1194 viewsMt. Hope School ruin (single pillar with "Mt. Hope School" scratched into cement.) Lead Mines District, Carroll County, VA. Shawn Dunford, photographer. Courtesy of David Arnold Jun 04, 2007
Lead Mines District - Grayson Sulphur Springs.880 viewsGrayson Sulphur Springs Resort, Lead Mines Dist., Carroll Co., VA. This site appears as one might expect Mayan ruins to appear. Grayson Sulphur Springs, near Fries, was very popular until most of the resort was covered by water after construction of a dam across New River. Photo by Shawn Dunford. Courtesy of David Arnold david-arnold@comcast.netJun 04, 2007
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Fancy Gap - Sidna Allen House761 viewsThis photo taken May 20, 2007 by Jeff Weaver shows this once elegant house fallen on hard times.May 20, 2007
Hillsville - Ground Hog Mountain737 viewsFrom a 1960s era postcard. Located at mile marker 188 on the Blue Ridge Parkway.May 03, 2007
hillsvilletragedy.jpg807 viewsThis postcard is from an image made the day following the massacre in the court house.Apr 30, 2007
Hillsville - Hillsville High School686 viewsThis postcard dates from the 1910-20 period.Apr 26, 2007
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