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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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000_0734.JPG701 viewsLocated near Saltville, Virginia, built before 1790. Photo by Jeff Weaver June 2005.Jan 16, 2006
MadamRussellCabin001.jpg544 viewsPhoto by Janice Busic, January 2006. Madam Russell was the sister of Virginia's famous Patrick Henry. She married first General William Campbell, and second another Revolutionary War General William Russell. A reprint of some of the correspondence of Russell is found in this reprint of Anna Des Cognet's William Russell
Photo Courtesy of Janice Busic
Jan 16, 2006
MadamRussellCabin002.jpg390 viewsPhoto by Janice Busic, January 2006
Photo Courtesy of Janice Busic
Jan 16, 2006
000_0610.JPG469 viewsThe Museum of the Middle Appalachians is located on Palmer Avenue in Saltville, Virginia. Photo made in spring 2005 by Jeff WeaverJan 16, 2006
Wolf Knob - Flame Azalea489 viewsFlame Azalea or honeysuckle as it is commonly called in this part of the world, is shown in this photograph taken in late spring 2005 on Wolf Knob Road, Grayson County, Virginia. Photographer -- Jeff WeaverJan 16, 2006
Helton Creek587 viewsThis photograph was made in the summer of 2005 by Jeff Weaver, and shows Helton Creek near its headwaters on Whitetop Mountain. It was reported that there was gold found in these creeks in 1897. You can read about it in C. R. Boyd's 1897 book on Grayson County GeologyJan 16, 2006
Whitetp - Upper Helton Seperate Baptist Church965 viewsPhoto Summer 2005 by Jeff Weaver. This church is located near Whitetop.Jan 16, 2006
1908 Courthouse525 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver, September 2005. You might be interested in the Minutes of the Grayson County, Virginia Confederate Pension BoardJan 16, 2006
russellcem.jpg402 viewsThis is the original burial site of Madam Elizabeth Henry Russell. She was later moved to Aspenvale Cemetery at Seven Mile Ford. Photo June 2005, by Jeff WeaverJan 16, 2006
000_0687.JPG543 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver, Summer 2005.Jan 16, 2006
bluemont.jpg344 viewsTaken from a postcard from the early 20th century.Jan 16, 2006
tumblingcreek703.jpg360 viewsLocated in Poor Valley, near Saltville, Virginia, this image was made July 2004 by Jeff WeaverJan 16, 2006
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