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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.

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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 - Alleghany County, NC
zionpbc.jpg1347 viewsTaken from an old photograph.
100_1571.jpg1142 viewsThis view of New River is looking south back into Ashe County from the sliver of Alleghany County west of New River. Photo by Jeff Weaver, April 16, 2006.
wmweaverhouse.jpg639 viewsHome of William Weaver, Jr. (1787-1876), located in Alleghany County, NC. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This house was built in 1848.
Doughton Park - Bustin' Rock599 viewsThis early 1940s photo shows Arthur F. Weaver operating a jackhammer during the construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
spartabev.jpg560 viewsFrom a mid-20th century postcard.
Wooden Primitive Baptist Church551 viewsFrom an old photograph
100_1585.jpg523 viewsPhoto April 16, 2006 by Jeff Weaver
Piney Creek Primitive Baptist Church514 viewsThe church which met at this place was organized in 1825, and closed in 1980. After the church closed the building was deeded to the Piney Creek Garden Club, who now maintain the structure. This building was constructed in 1875. Photo April 16, 2006 by Jeff Weaver.
elkcreekpbc.jpg506 viewsLocated between Piney Creek and Sparta, North Carolina. Photo by Jeff Weaver, summer 2004.
pineycpb.jpg499 viewsFrom a 1960s photograph, the church is now the Piney Creek Garden Club Building. The church closed in 1980.
spartach.jpg460 viewsThis photo is from the mid-20th century. You might also be interested in the 1860 Alleghany County Census or the 1870 Alleghany County, North Carolina Census
oldhigginscem.jpg439 viewsDo you know anything about the shape of cemetery stones as to when they were used if you can't read them? I found an old Higgins Cemetery on Crab Creek Road, Alleghany Co NC and some of the old stones had odd shapes. Some looked like a petrified slab of wood while others had shapes I had not seen before.
Courtesy of Carol Lindamood
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