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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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devaulttavern.jpg302 viewsThis photo shows the Devault Tavern at Leesburg, northeast of Jonesborough. Construction began in 1819 and was completed in 1821. From the files of the Library of Congress. This photo was created in 1983 for the Historic American Buildings Survey.
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Johnson City - Devil's Looking Glass258 viewsThis 1930s postcard shows a rock formation known as the Devil's Looking Glass with the CC&O Railroad in the foreground.
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Johnson City - Dixie Drive In235 viewsFrom a 1950s era postcard.
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Johnson City - East Tennessee Electric Company231 viewsThis circa 1910 postcard shows the East Tennessee Electric Company's hydo facility near Johnson City.
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cobbhouse.jpg215 viewsThis is a 1933 photo from the files of the Library of Congress showing the Cobb House near Johnson City, Tennessee. The core of this structure dates from circa 1770.
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Jonesborough - Robert Taylor Birthplace211 viewsThis 1907 postcard shows the birthplace of famous Tennessee senator Robert Taylor.
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wardsgarage.jpg202 viewsThis real photo postcard dates from the early 1920s.
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Johnson City - Hotel Pardue198 viewsThis is a 1913 postcard of the Hotel Pardue, which no longer exists. Note the street car in the right of the image.
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dormetsu.jpg197 viewsEast Tennessee State Normal School was the precursor of East Tennessee State Teacher's College and East Tennessee State University. This postcard is from the 1930s.
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countryclub.jpg192 viewsThis is from a 1929 postcard.
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etsu1940s.jpg190 viewsThis 1940s post card shows a portion of the campus of the precursor of East Tennessee State University.
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Johnson City - Main Street189 viewsFrom a 1922 postcard.
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