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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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Roaring Gao - Roaring Gap Hotel373 viewsThis is from a 1905 postcard.Apr 03, 2008
Wytheville - Bird's Eye View618 viewsFrom acirca 1930 postcard. Lee Highway was completedin this area about this same time.Apr 03, 2008
Poplar Camp - Shot Tower772 viewsThis is a pre-1907 image of the Revolutionary War landmark near the Wuthe-Carroll County line.Apr 03, 2008
Marion - Hungy Mother Park433 viewsThis is from a 1940s postcard.Apr 03, 2008
Allison Gap - Price Mountain476 viewsRidge making ledge of Price Mountain, probably to of Chemung strata, Allison Gap. No date, but circa 1910, Image from the U.S.Geological Survey.Apr 02, 2008
Allison Gap - Geological Formations505 viewsRidge making ledge of Price Mountain, probably to of Chemung strata, Allison Gap. Abingdon quadrangle. Virginia. No date,but circa 1910.

Image from the U.S. Geological Survey
Apr 02, 2008
Allison Gap - Rock Formation459 viewsUpper ledge of Price sandstone, Allison Gap (D 77). Abingdon quadrangle. Virginia. No date. but circa1910.

Image from the U.S. Geological Survey.
Apr 02, 2008
Tumbling Creek - Clinch Mountain304 viewsClinch Mountains from gap south of Beartown Mountain. Distant sharp peak is Whiterock; high ridge at right is Redrock with dip slope of Clinch sandstone on left forming syncline with distant ridge. Abingdon quadrangle. Virginia. No date. From the US Geological Service
Apr 02, 2008
Plasterco - Trestle at Tin Bridge Hollow.365 viewsNEW BRIDGE WAS REPLACING OLD ONE ON RIGHT / TIN BRIDGE / NEAR PLASTERCO, VA. / CIRCA 1907. Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.netApr 02, 2008
Saltville - Great Blue Heron455 viewsCourtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.comMar 31, 2008
Greer, J. Brad and Family597 viewsSadie, Brad, JB, Carrie, Colton, Randy, Tammie, Laura, Lynn, Trevor and other g-kids. Courtesy of Sadie Samper Greerjstamper100@comcast.netMar 30, 2008
Stamper, Edward and faamily706 viewsEdward and Laura Stamper with Martin on right knee and Clinton on left knee/ Courtesy of Sadie Stamper Greer
Mar 30, 2008
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