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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.

New River Notes Photo Gallery

Collection of historic and current photos mostly covering the upper New River area of southwestern Virginia and nortwestern North Carolina

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Helton, Hugh583 viewsHUGH HELTON / SALTVILLE, VA. / MOMA GRAND OPENING / APRIL 5, 2008. Courtesy of Don mith [[/email]

Apr 09, 2008
Saltville - Mathieson Alkali Works606 viewsThis John Porter Photo from the late 1930s shows some of the equipment used in the Mathieson Alkali Works.Apr 08, 2008
Saltville - Railroad Station694 viewsThis 1906 postcard focuses on the rail station that existed at that time. The Mathieson Company Store is in the foreground to the right.Apr 08, 2008
Saltville - Saltville Elementary School ca. 1924668 viewsSALTVILLE ELEMENTARY / SALTVILLE, VA. / CIRCA 1924. CRABTREE COLLECTION. Courtesy if Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.netApr 07, 2008
Saltville - St.Paul's Choir520 viewsfrom the John Porter collection.Apr 05, 2008
Saltville - Saltville Elementary School 1919685 viewsSALTVILLE ELEMENTARY / SALTVILLE, VA. / 1919 / THIS SCHOOL WAS LOCATED AT THE CORNER OF WEST MAIN ST. AND HENRYTOWN ROAD. CRABTREE COLLECTION PHOTO Vourtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.netApr 05, 2008
Independence - Grayson County Court House333 viewsThis view of the 1908 Court House is presented in a 1956 postcard.Apr 04, 2008
Blowing Rock- Tweetsie273 viewsThis 1960s postcard shows the Golden Nuget Saloon at the Tweetsie Railroad Amusement Park.Apr 04, 2008
Blowing Rock - Rock House306 viewsThis 1912 postcard image sows the Rock House on Yonolosee Road near Blowing Rock.Apr 04, 2008
Saltville - Deer Hunt674 viewsThis photo dates from 1947.Apr 04, 2008
Saltville - Deer Hunt647 viewsFROM LEFT - JUNIOR MITCHELL, WALTER SWORD, W. T. DEER, SYLVESTER CRABTREE, GUY CLEAR. Courtesy of Don Smith pemail[[/email]Apr 04, 2008
astc1936.jpg255 viewsYhis 1936 postcard shows the campus as it was then. This school is now Appalachian State University.Apr 03, 2008
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