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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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galaxsch.jpg315 viewsThis photograph was taken in the late 1930s.Jan 18, 2006
gcbc.jpg489 viewsThis photograph is from 1971 or 1972.Jan 18, 2006
indehs.jpg280 viewsThis photograph is from the late 1930s.Jan 18, 2006
Baywood - Baywood School374 viewsThis photograph from the Virginia Department of Public Works dates from the late 1930s, and depicts the Baywood School.Jan 18, 2006
cabin.jpg443 viewsThis photo by Jeff Weaver shows the William Weaver cabin in Grayson Highlands State Park. This photo was taken in the early 1990s.Jan 18, 2006
bethmeth.jpg970 viewsThis early photo is of a class at Bethany United Methodist Church near West Jefferson, Ashe County, NC. Photo courtesy of Warren Houck.
Numbers begin on the back row, left to right:

1. Flora Gentry
2. Gurn Houck
3. Flossie Phipps
4. Andy Black
5. Luke Houck
6. Ola Gentry
7. Jess Houck
8. Ed Woods
9. Winn Edwards
10. Earl Woods
11. Loss Edwards
12. Laura Houck
13. Annie Stevens
14. Ollie Greer
15. Dorn Houck
16. Carrie Grubb
17. Anna Trivette
18. Mildred Greer
19. Ruby Grubb
20. Biddie Worley
21. Hazel Houck
22. Matilda Wood
23. Mary Houck
24. Mae Worley
25. Lena Houck
26. Lottie Grubb
27. Ethel Roten
28. Bulah Carlton
29. Docie Carlton
30. Ann Houck
31. Fred Gentry
32. Ethel Wood
33. Thelma Roten
34. Fielder Houck
35. Mac Edwards
36. Lonnie Gentry
37. Wint Gentry
38. Tom Worley
39. Emory Church
40. Owen Trivette
41. Charles Stevens
42. Clarence Carlton
43. Bower Gentry
44. Jess Gentry
45. Stacy Houck
46. Vance Goodman
47. Robert Goodman

Jan 18, 2006
bournbarn.jpg449 viewsThis barn on the William Bourn Farm has long been reputed to be the site of the first Grayson County Court. A closer reading of the record, however, suggests the first court was in William Bourn's house.Jan 18, 2006
bridleck.jpg342 viewsPhoto taken in the 1930s.Jan 18, 2006
smeithportsign.jpg392 viewsJan 18, 2006
wj1916.jpg680 viewsThis photograph was made in 1916.Jan 18, 2006
wilkeswest.jpg590 viewsThis postcard shows a general veiw to the west from Wilkesboro.Jan 18, 2006
wilkesborodepot~0.jpg397 viewsThis linen post card dates from the first third of the 20th century.Jan 18, 2006
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