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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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Dickenson County, Virginia's Veterans Memorial192 viewsSep 19, 2013
This is an example of the historical markers that used to dot the VA landscape. 157 viewsSep 19, 2013
Sketch188 viewsDuring the first 90 years of Dickenson County's existence, the time period between 1880 and 1970, there evolved over one hundred identifiable communities, the nuclei of which consisted of any or all of the following: a one or two room school, a post office, a store, and a church. Sometimes the school served as a church or vice versa. The last rural post office in the county, Darwin, was discontinued in 1963. The last two rural schools, Dog Branch and Yates, closed in 1970. Very few country stores remain in Sep 19, 2013
Andrew Franklin Phipps185 viewsThis is a picture of Andrew Franklin Phipps and his wife, Matilda Jane Kendrick. They raised a family on Cutter's Creek. The Phipps family arrived in Dickenson County around 1850. The Kendricks arrived later, after 1900. Desta ElliottSep 19, 2013
Roses Store, Downtown Lenoir151 viewsSep 19, 2013
Lenoir Rhyne College136 viewsSep 19, 2013
Lenoir Rhyne College133 viewsSep 19, 2013
Lenoir Methodist Church130 viewsSep 19, 2013
Main Street, Lenoir, North Carolina, ca. 1915168 viewsSep 19, 2013
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Panoramic View of Lenoir at Night161 viewsSep 19, 2013
Aerial View of Lenoir190 viewsSep 19, 2013
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