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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 - Alleghany County, NC
Doughton Park - Bustin' Rock610 viewsThis early 1940s photo shows Arthur F. Weaver operating a jackhammer during the construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway.Apr 15, 2008
Roaring Gao - Roaring Gap Hotel383 viewsThis is from a 1905 postcard.Apr 03, 2008
Sparta - Royalton Pipes328 viewsRoyalton Pipes, shown here in a circa 1940 postcard was the precursor of Dr. Grabow pipes.Jul 23, 2007
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Sparta - Alleghany County Court House273 viewsPhoto June 27, 2007 by Jeff Weaver.Jun 30, 2007
Doughton Park - Blue Ridge Parkway294 viewsThis Library of Congress Image shows the Blue Ridge Parkway winding through Doughton Park.Jun 30, 2007
Glade Valley - Little Glade Mill Pond291 views1950s image from the Library of Congress.Jun 30, 2007
Glade Valley - Marion's Homestead Restaurant294 viewsFrom a 1960s postcard.Jun 30, 2007
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Twin Oaks -Shiloh United Methodist Church270 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.Jun 27, 2007
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Twin Oaks - Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery292 viewsThis is a large, well tended cemetery. The grave spacing is generous. Photo by Jeff Weaver, Jun 26, 2007.Jun 27, 2007
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Sparta - Sparta Presbyterian Church269 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.Jun 27, 2007
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pics 135.jpg260 viewsThis congregation dates to about 1875. This meeting house was constructed in the 1930s. Photo June 26, 2007 by Jeff Weaver.Jun 27, 2007
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pics 134~1.jpg257 viewsPhoto June 26, 2007 by Jeff Weaver.Jun 27, 2007
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