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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 - Floyd County, VA
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Floyd - Hotel Floyd circa 1910630 viewsThis view f teh Hotel Floyd is from a circa 1910 postcard.
maybrymill.jpg
maybrymill.jpg627 viewsThis is a depression era photo of the Maybry Mill in Floyd County, VA.
pinetavern.jpg
pinetavern.jpg537 viewsThis postcard dates from about 1950.
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Floyd - Hotel Brame533 viewsThis postcard with a 1912 postmark shows Hotel Brame, a summer resort in Floyd, Virginia.
altizerbridge.jpg
altizerbridge.jpg531 viewsThis is the bridge over Route 8 at the Floyd-Montgomery County line.
floydarsenicmine.jpg
floydarsenicmine.jpg496 viewsGeneral View of the milling plant and mines of the United States Arsenic Mines Company. Photo circa. 1905.
mabrymillblacksmithshop.jpg
mabrymillblacksmithshop.jpg493 viewsMore information can be found at this brief website about Mabry Mill. This is from a 1970s sytle postcard.
zionlutheran1937.jpg
zionlutheran1937.jpg468 viewsThis photo is from a 1930s Roanoke Times newspaper clipping.
puckettcabin.jpg
puckettcabin.jpg463 viewsThis is from a 1972 postcard.
floydnikelmines.jpg
floydnikelmines.jpg462 viewsGeneral view of the main opening for nickel ore on Lick Fork, near Hemlock, Floyd County, Virginia. Owned by the Virginia Nickel Corporation. Photo circa. 1905.
coppervalley.jpg
Copper Valley - Fantasy Postcard416 viewsThis is a fantasy postcard from Floyd County, VA mailed in 1949.
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Tuggle Gap - Blue Ridge Parkway384 viewsFrom a 1950s photo from the Library of Congress Collection.
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