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WhatsNew:

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.

New River Notes Photo Gallery

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Grassy Creek - Helton Knob616 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver, April 20, 2003.Apr 18, 2008
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Saltville - Museum of the Middle Appalachians711 viewsPhoto by Don Smith dsmith10443@comcast.net on April 5, 2008 at the grand opening of the expanded Museum of the Middle Appalachians. From left Tom Louthen and David Catron.Apr 18, 2008
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Fries - Jam Session April 17, 2008464 viewsThursday night "Jam Session" at Big Daddy's Restaurant, Fries town, Grayson Co. Photo--David Arnold Apr 17, 2008
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Blowing Rock - Tweetsie Railroad Trestle505 viewsFrom a 1960s postcard.Apr 16, 2008
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Salrville - Post Office and Harry Dunham861 viewsHARRY S. DUNHAM OF SALTVILLE, VA. AT AGE 12...STANDING IN FRONT OF SALTVILLE'S THIRD POST OFFICE IN 1918. THIS POST OFFICE WAS BUILT ABOUT WHERE CARLTON CHAPMAN'S FIRST CHOICE FLOWER SHOP IS PRESENTLY LOCATED. HARRY WAS BORN DEC. 4, 1906 AND DIED ON JAN. 8, 2001 AT THE AGE OF 94.

THE FIRST POST OFFICE WAS LOCATED IN THE "OLD STORE" AT THE LOWER END OF SMOKEY ROW. THE SECOND POST OFFICE WAS IN THE MATHIESON GENERAL STORE NEAR THE MEAT MARKET. THE FOURTH ONE WAS MOVED A COUPLE OF DOORS UP THE STREET FROM THE ONE PICTURED. FROM THERE, POST OFFICE NUMBER FIVE WAS LOCATED IN A BUILDING WITH THE BOWLING ALLEY, JAIL AND POLICE STATION.

NUMBER SIX WAS BUILT IN 1931 AND WAS USED UNTIL 1966. THIS BUILDING CURRENTLY HOUSES THE SALTVILLE LIBRARY.

IN 1966, THE PRESENT DAY POST OFFICE WAS OPENED FOR BUSINESS. Coirtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@cmcast.net
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Blevins, Emp1082 viewsShe was the daughter of David Blevins and Nancy Jacks.Apr 15, 2008
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Blevins, Rex637 viewsSon of Garfield Blevins and Mattie Weaver.Apr 15, 2008
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Weaver, Fannie Quintenella Blevins738 viewsThis photo was taken on Helton about 1929. She was the daughter of eter C. Blevins and Rosa Sage and the wife of Arthur F. Weaver.Apr 15, 2008
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Weaver, Elihu and Sophronia Kilby540 viewsFrom a 1940s Christmas Card.Apr 15, 2008
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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.Apr 15, 2008
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Marion - Marion High School473 viewsThis postcard was mailed in 1915.Apr 15, 2008
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Grassy Creek - Virginia-Carolina Class565 viewsThis is the8th grade class at Virginia- Carolina High School for 1948-49.Apr 14, 2008
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