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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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ivanhoebev.jpg799 viewsThis is an early 20th century shot of the village of Ivanhoe.Jan 17, 2006
ivanhoefurnace.jpg758 viewsEarly 20th Century shot of the Ivanhoe Furnace, Wythe County, VA.Jan 17, 2006
greenpark.jpg207 viewsThis image from the early 20th century is taken from an old postcard.Jan 17, 2006
blowrock1925.jpg210 viewsThis image was taken from a postcard, circa 1925.Jan 17, 2006
cascade1.jpg452 viewsThe Cascades, located just inside Wilkes County's western border. Photo by Jeff Weaver, 1990. Some of you might like to read the Elisha Mitchell's Diary of a Geological Tour of Ashe, Wilkes and Surry County, North CarolinaJan 17, 2006
cascade2.jpg399 viewsThe Cascades are located off the Blue Ridge Parkway, in Wilkes County, near the Ashe County line. Photo by Jeff Weaver 1990.Jan 17, 2006
galax1.jpg382 viewsFrom the 1920s or so.Jan 17, 2006
galax2.jpg355 viewsThis is from a very early 20th century postcard.Jan 17, 2006
galax3.jpg344 viewsThis image dates from the early 20th century.Jan 17, 2006
galax4.jpg410 viewsFrom an old real-photo postcard.Jan 17, 2006
galax5.jpg334 viewsFrom an early 20th century photograph.Jan 17, 2006
wythefarm.jpg586 viewsTaken from a 1940s era postcard.Jan 17, 2006
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