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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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laurelvalleych.jpg592 viewsLocated near Konnarock, Smyth County, VA, this log church is a popular site for weddings. Photo by Jeff Weaver, summer 2003. Update: This church suffered minor fire damage on February 17, 2006.Jan 18, 2006
lheltonbc.jpg430 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver, Summer 2003.Jan 18, 2006
courthouse.jpg402 viewsThis is a general view of the 1908 Grayson County Court House, Independence, Virginia.Jan 18, 2006
hofence.jpg276 viewsThis photograph was taken near Haw Orchard Baptist Church by Jeff Weaver in the late 1970s.Jan 18, 2006
hltcrk.jpg476 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver late 1970s.Jan 18, 2006
hltnhay.jpg439 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver, late 1970s.Jan 18, 2006
hltnmdw.jpg464 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver, late 1970s.Jan 18, 2006
chillair.jpg594 viewsPhoto by Lee Hash in the late 1990s.Jan 18, 2006
elksch.jpg444 viewsThis late 1934 photograph shows the Elk Creek Academy in Grayson County, VA.Jan 18, 2006
bluerva.jpg1200 viewsThis is a 1930s era post card, probably make from a Carroll County, VA scene.Jan 18, 2006
damascus.jpg291 viewsThis is an early 20th century postcard.Jan 18, 2006
ugcsch.jpg436 viewsThis school was located on upper Grassy Creek in Grayson County, Virginia. The Photograph dates from the early 20th century.Jan 18, 2006
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