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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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wardelbridge.jpg859 viewsThis ca. 1934 postcard shows the Wardel Bridge on Route 19 between Lebanon and Tazewell, Virginia.
Cleveland - Cleveland Lumber Yard839 viewsHorse drawn wagons of lumber crossing mountain from Lebanon to Cleveland to be shipped by rail. Russell County, VA.
Courtesy of a person who wishes to remain unknown.
Dickinsonville - Historical Sign836 viewsPhoto by Jeff Weaver, October 15, 2006.
Corn Valley - Stuart Land and Cattle Company781 viewsThe Stuart Land and Cattle Company was at one time, and perhaps still is, the largest cattle ranch east of the Mississippi River. It was founded in the late 19th century by W. A. Stuart, brother of Confederate Major General J. E. B. Stuart. This December 1975 photo is courtesy of Don Smith
Tumbling Creek - Big Tumbling Cove and Laurel Bed Lake739 viewsPhoto by Don Smith
Bascom - Bascom Methodist Church738 viewsThis photo, courtesy of an person who wishes to remain unknown. This image was probably taken in the 1890s!
Lebanon - Farming Scene ca. 1932680 viewsThis is a 1932 postcard showing men stacking oats.
fergusonchapelschool.jpg675 viewsFerguson Chapel School, Lebanon, VA. About late 30's, or early 40's. A 2-room school,-- at one time, with 7 grades. Later with 5-grades.
Castlewood - Train Depot651 viewsFrom a 1940s photograph.
stuarthouse.jpg647 viewsCourtesy of Clifford Garrett.
Dante - Inclined Railroad643 viewsThis photo dates to circa 1905, and shows an inclined railroad to extract coal.
Elk Garden - Log Church603 viewsThis church was built by people living on Elk Garden Farm owned by Stuarts.
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