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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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Orange -St. Thomas Episcopal Church201 viewsFrom a 1960 postcard.Nov 06, 2007
Orange - Zachary Taylor Birthplace302 viewsThis 1930 postcard shows a marker for the birthplace of U.S. President Zachary Taylor.Nov 06, 2007
Orange - Church of the Blind Preacher280 viewsFrom Henry Howe's 1846 History of Virginia. From the historical marker at this location "Near here was the church of James Waddel, the blind presbyterian preacher. Waddel, who had been a minister in the Northern Neck and elsewhere, came here about 1785 and died here in 1805. William Wirt, stopping 1803 to hear a sermon, was impressed by Waddel's eloquence. He made it the subject of a classic essay.
Conservation & Development Commission 1929"
Jun 19, 2007
oldoakenbucket.jpg209 viewsFrom a 1940s postcard.Dec 09, 2006
orangedepot1912.jpg220 viewsThis is from a 1912 postcard.Dec 04, 2006
mainstorange1907.jpg230 viewsThis is a 1907 postcard of Main Street in the village of Orange, VA.Dec 04, 2006
montpelierva.jpg222 viewsThis is the home of President James Madison, Montpelier, Orange County, VA.Oct 23, 2006
madisonhotel.jpg210 viewsFrom a circa 1930 postcard.Oct 23, 2006
madisongrave.jpg199 viewsFrom a 1950/60 postcard.Oct 23, 2006
goldmineorange.jpg207 viewsThis is from a 1940s era postcard.Oct 14, 2006
grymesmill.jpg191 viewsFrom a 1940s era postcard.Oct 14, 2006
orangech.jpg192 viewsFrom a 1960s postcard.Oct 14, 2006
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