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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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linville1915.jpg442 viewsFrom a postally used postcard, dated 1915.Jan 18, 2006
linvillefalls.jpg394 viewsFrom an early 20th century postcard.Jan 18, 2006
mtairypo.jpg879 viewsFrom an early 20th century postcardJan 18, 2006
graysonhigh.jpg307 viewsPhoto of one of the views from Grayson Highlands State Park. Photo by Tracy McMillan Farmer.Jan 18, 2006
salt.jpg527 viewsEarly 20th century postcard view of Saltville.Jan 17, 2006
wythesch.jpg680 viewsFrom a 1940s postcardJan 17, 2006
marionmain40.jpg403 viewsTaken from a 1940s postcard.Jan 17, 2006
vaintermont.jpg390 viewsThis view of Virginia Intermont College is taken from a 1930s era postcard.Jan 17, 2006
milehighbridge.jpg409 viewsThis is the famous Mile High Swinging Bridge, Grandfather Mountain, NC. An early description of Grandfather Mountain and surrounding areas can be found in Shepherd Dugger's Balsam Groves of Grandfather Mountain originally published in 1907.Jan 17, 2006
bristolhosp.jpg414 viewsImage is taken from an old postcard.Jan 17, 2006
barter2.jpg240 viewsA 1940s era post card depicting Barter Theater, State Theater of Virginia, located in Abingdon, VA.Jan 17, 2006
abingdonpo.jpg230 viewsEarly 20th century post card of the Abingdon, Virginia post office.Jan 17, 2006
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