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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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vchs.jpg464 viewsLocated exactly on the Virginia/North Carolina Stateline, this is a ca. 1915 photograph of the Virginia Carolina High School.Jan 18, 2006
Baptist Church Wilkes NC445 viewsFrom a 1930s era postcard. A related piece maybe found in the reprint of the Memorial of Rev. George McNeil which discusses the life of this Baptist pioneer of Wilkes County.Jan 18, 2006
avery.jpg479 viewsName sake of Avery County, NCJan 18, 2006
appstjpg.jpg204 viewsFrom a mid-20th century postcard.Jan 18, 2006
3topsch.jpg1183 viewsAn early 20th century photo of the Three Top School, courtesy of Warren Houck. Some might like to read A. B. Hurt's book on Educational Development in Ashe CountyJan 18, 2006
galax1907.jpg412 viewsFrom a real-photo postcard, dated 1907.Jan 18, 2006
galax1910.jpg366 viewsFrom a tinted real-photo postcard dated 1910.Jan 18, 2006
galaxbev1911.jpg333 viewsFrom a real-photo postcard, dated 1911Jan 18, 2006
galaxmainst1907.jpg318 viewsFrom a real-photo postcard dated 1907Jan 18, 2006
galaxox1907.jpg386 viewsFrom a real photo postcard, dated 1907Jan 18, 2006
pulaskibeye.jpg646 viewsFrom an early 20th century postcard.Jan 18, 2006
pilotmtn.jpg335 viewsFrom an early 20th century postcard. An 1859 bookFisher's River Scenes and Characters contains much local humor.Jan 18, 2006
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