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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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zhcem.jpg600 viewsLocated on Helton Creek, this photo was taken by Jeff Weaver in the late 1970s.Jan 18, 2006
suther1.jpg367 viewsThis photo by Mary Floy Katzman is of Sutherland Methodist Church, located in extreme western Ashe County, NC.Jan 18, 2006
whitetop.jpg336 viewsThis is a 1940s era postcard of Whitetop Mountain. The X marks the point where North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia come together at one point.Jan 18, 2006
wolf1910.jpg556 viewsFrom Jeff Weaver's family collection.Jan 18, 2006
toll1911.jpg557 viewsCourtesy of Warren Houck.Jan 18, 2006
toll1915.jpg565 viewsCourtesy of Warren Houck.Jan 18, 2006
nrbc.jpg458 viewsThis photo was made in the early 1970s of the New River Baptist Church at Weaver's Ford, Ashe County, NC.Jan 18, 2006
summermc.jpg277 viewsThis photo was taken in the 1970s. Courtesy of Thom Houk.Jan 18, 2006
elkcreek.jpg478 viewsThis photograph was made in Elk Creek by Thom Houck in the mid-1990s.Jan 18, 2006
greerhse.jpg607 viewsThis house was built ca. 1810, and burned in the 1990s. Reputedly this was the oldest brick house in Ashe County.Jan 18, 2006
balsam.jpg438 viewsThis view is an early 20th century photograph of a planting of balsam firs near Grandfather Mountain.Jan 18, 2006
ftchiswell.jpg822 viewsThis is a postcard of the Chiswell Mansion, near Wytheville, VA. You might be interested in Hauser's 1907 Short Historical and Physical Description of Wythe County, Virginia. This booklet was prepared for the 1907 Jamestown Exposition.Jan 18, 2006
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