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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.

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Most viewed - Watauga County, NC
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Blowing Rock - Tweetsie Railroad Trestle501 viewsFrom a 1960s postcard.
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wolfden.jpg431 viewsThis is a photo of the Wolf Den in present day Watauga County. This is the location of the Ben Cleveland - William Riddle Affair in the American Revolution.
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100_1296.jpg296 viewsBuilt in the 1840s. Photo by Jeff Weaver, March 20, 2006.
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Blowing Rock - Rock House296 viewsThis 1912 postcard image sows the Rock House on Yonolosee Road near Blowing Rock.
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100_1289.jpg293 viewsThis church was built in 1862. Photo by Jeff Weaver March 18, 2006.
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winebargermill.jpg290 viewsThis is from a 1960s postcard.
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Deep Gap - The Old Homestead284 viewsFrom a 1969 postcard.
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100_1291.jpg277 viewsThis church was established in 1862 and is located on a bluff overlooking the Watauga River near Valle Crucis. Photo March 19, 2006 by Jeff Weaver
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100_1253.jpg275 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver March 12, 2006.
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100_1293.jpg270 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver March 19, 2006.
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Blowing Rock - Camp Yonolosse268 viewsThis circa 1915 real photo postcard shows a group of early tourists riding horseback at Camp Yonolosse, near Blowing Rock.
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Blowing Rock - Mayview Manor267 viewsThis is a real-photo postcard of Mayview Manor from 1910.
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