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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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allsaintsch.jpg
allsaintsch.jpg662 viewsThis photo post card was made in the 1950s/1960s.
wiseman_sview.jpg
wiseman_sview.jpg493 viewsThis is from a circa 1940 postcard.
avery.jpg
avery.jpg467 viewsName sake of Avery County, NC
linville1915.jpg
linville1915.jpg437 viewsFrom a postally used postcard, dated 1915.
bannerelkfishing.jpg
bannerelkfishing.jpg431 viewsThis image was made in 1941 and shows a man fishing in the rapids of the Elk River.
balsam.jpg
balsam.jpg424 viewsThis view is an early 20th century photograph of a planting of balsam firs near Grandfather Mountain.
rockhousecamp.jpg
Linville - Rock House Camp410 viewsThis circa 1940 postcard shows another of the facilities designed to draw those Americans not affected by the Great Depression to the mountains.
gracehosp.jpg
gracehosp.jpg408 viewsThis image appears to be from the first third of the 20th century.
milehighbridge.jpg
milehighbridge.jpg405 viewsThis is the famous Mile High Swinging Bridge, Grandfather Mountain, NC. An early description of Grandfather Mountain and surrounding areas can be found in Shepherd Dugger's Balsam Groves of Grandfather Mountain originally published in 1907.
linvillefalls.jpg
linvillefalls.jpg390 viewsFrom an early 20th century postcard.
crossnoreschool1932.jpg
crossnoreschool1932.jpg267 viewsThis is a 1932 postcard view of the mission school.
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Banner Elk - Grandfather Children's Home245 viewsThis is from a 1950s postcard.
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