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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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wytheville.jpg599 viewsTaken from a 1940s era postcard.Jan 17, 2006
stonewallcollege.jpg213 viewsThis college, located in Abingdon, no longer exists. Taken from an old postcard.Jan 17, 2006
uschem4.jpg593 viewsA facility built in Saltville, Virginia to produce poison gas for World War I. Demolished in 1919. From an old postcard.Jan 17, 2006
zionpbc.jpg1346 viewsTaken from an old photograph.Jan 17, 2006
hotelwaugh.jpg297 viewsTaken from a 1907 postcardJan 17, 2006
sugargrove.jpg460 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver, 2003Jan 17, 2006
wmweaverhouse.jpg639 viewsHome of William Weaver, Jr. (1787-1876), located in Alleghany County, NC. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This house was built in 1848.Jan 17, 2006
johnstonhosp.jpg258 viewsFrom a 1930s postcard.Jan 17, 2006
abingdon1909.jpg308 viewsTaken from an old postcardJan 17, 2006
mouthofwilson.jpg484 viewsTaken from an old real photo postcard, ca. 1910.Jan 17, 2006
Wooden Primitive Baptist Church551 viewsFrom an old photographJan 17, 2006
000_0638.jpg473 viewsLocated near Chilhowie, Smyth County, this photo was taken by Jeff Weaver in summer 2005.Jan 17, 2006
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