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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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rushcrk.jpg246 viewsTaken in 1978, this photo shows the "Old Log Church" before it was remodelled. This structure was built in 1822 and is still used as a church. Click here for the church's website. A Survey of the church's cemetery may be found here.Jan 18, 2006
hillsvillemain60.jpg1045 viewsTaken from a 1960s era postcard. More information about Carroll County can be found in R. Humbert's Carroll County, Virginia Industrial SurveyJan 18, 2006
ashefair1911.jpg727 viewsTaken from a 1911 photographic postcard.Jan 18, 2006
abramsfalls.jpg542 viewsThis site, near Bristol, Virginia, was taken from an old real-photo postcard.Jan 18, 2006
abingcsamon.jpg252 viewsFrom a early 20th century postcard. An usual book about Washington County might be of interest. See Ben Dulaney's Economic and Social Survey of Washington County.Jan 18, 2006
abingdon30.jpg298 viewsThis is taken from a 1930s postcard.Jan 18, 2006
abingdon50.jpg282 viewsThis is taken from a 1950s postcard.Jan 18, 2006
abingdon10.jpg302 viewsFrom the People's National Bank of Abingdon, VA.Jan 18, 2006
russellch.jpg443 viewsFrom a mid-20th century post card.Jan 18, 2006
sidnaallenhouse.jpg1091 viewsReal photo postcard taken ca. 1915, right after the Carroll County Tragedy.Jan 18, 2006
ruralret.jpg738 viewsEarly 20th century photograph of Rural Retreat.Jan 18, 2006
pineycpb.jpg499 viewsFrom a 1960s photograph, the church is now the Piney Creek Garden Club Building. The church closed in 1980.Jan 18, 2006
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